Updated Apr 28, 2020

COVID-19 Response Learning & Leadership Grants

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NEA Foundation is providing funding to support educators responding to educational needs and concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic. All applications submitted for this funding should address how the applicant(s) would use grant funds to prepare themselves, their colleagues, their students or school community to adapt to educational challenges experienced or expected due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, for example:

  • • Addressing the social and emotional needs of educators, students, and students’ families;
  • • Learning new pedagogy and/or adapting curricula to support distance/virtual learning and instruction;
  • • Addressing students’ learning loss resulting from extended school closures;
  • • Providing educational enrichment to support student learning;
  • • Strengthening educators’/schools’ engagement with families and communities to meet student needs.
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Jul 15, 2020Deadline
$2,000 - $5,000Amount
12 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryUnited States
Focus AreasEducation
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)

Applicants must be teachers, education support professionals, or specialized instructional support personnel and must be current NEA members. Current NEA Foundation grantees are ineligible for this funding opportunity. A successful proposal will also make an individual ineligible for other NEA Foundation funding opportunities, until the grant is successfully completed and closed out.

Application Directions

Applications to be submitted directly online.
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