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Win a 2017 PA One Book
Do you want a chance to win a free copy of this year’s PA One Book? To help promote reading early and often to children in homes and early learning programs throughout Pennsylvania, one winner will be selected at random every day from March 19 to April 30, 2017. This drawing is open to residents of the United States.


Deadline: April 7, 2017
Game On Grants
Approximately 600 schools will receive grant awards of $500 or $1,000 for the 2017-18 school year. The grants provide funding for physical activity and nutrition initiatives that support schools in becoming nationally recognized as health-promoting.


Deadline: April 7, 2017
School Breakfast Grants
Up to 500 schools will receive grant awards ranging from $500 to $3,000 to support increased breakfast participation.


Deadline: April 15, 2017
2017 Lights on Afterschool Poster Contest
The afterschool artist who creates the winning masterpiece will take home $500 for their afterschool program, and the winning poster design will be printed on tens of thousands of posters and mailed to more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events worldwide. The winning artist will also be featured on the Afterschool Alliance website, blog and a national press release.


Deadline: April 15, 2017
Teacher Development Grants
The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Grants up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years.


Deadline: May 1, 2017
Jan Stauber-Sherlock Holmes Literacy Grant
Persons and organizations developing literacy programs and other educational experiences that will introduce young people to Sherlock Holmes can be awarded up to $500 for a project.


2017 Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant
The Department of Behavioral Health has provided the Madeline Moore grant to allow children with a behavioral health diagnosis to attend summer camp. Each eligible child can receive a grant of up to $400 to attend a participating summer camp. Funds are limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.


Rolling/Returning Deadlines