Monday, February 9, 2009

Nike Innovation Grants Program

Nike - Jordan Fundamentals Grant ProgramThe Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program recognizes outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States that serve economically disadvantaged students. Innovation Grants, averaging $5,000, are available for individual teachers for projects that impact classroom innovation and improve instruction. Inspiration Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are available to teams of teachers to support scaling-up the implementation of successful approaches developed with Innovation Grants. Applicants should create and implement an educational approach that supports improved student academic achievement and/or social, emotional, and behavioral interventionsApplicants from all 50 States and the District of Columbia will be considered with priority given to communities where the Jordan Brand or Nike, Inc. has a significant presence. At least 50% of the school’s student population must be eligible for free or reduced school lunch at time of application. Deadline: March 30, 2009Please Note: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) does not administer this funding opportunity.Contact Nike directly for more specific program and grant details: