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Grants & Scholarships


The MEA/NEA offer grants throughout the year to help our educators build their skills. In addition, the MEA encourages you to apply for other grants from partnering organizations or companies that are committed to enriching the lives of educators and making our public schools great. The following are current grant opportunities:

MEA/NEA Grants

Members are Leaders Grants will award $500 in grants to local associations to: enhance the quality of education in public schools, equalize educational opportunities for students in public education; support professional development of members; and encourage participation in local association activities.
Download application here
Get your entry in by: December 19, 2014

Human, Civil Rights, and Cultural Affairs Grants will award up to $2,000 in grants for local associations to: enhance the quality of education in public schools, equalize educational opportunities for students in public education, support Human, Civil Rights and Cultural Affairs development of members/students; encourage participation in local association activities; enhance, broaden, or improve HCR issues in public schools.
Download application here
Get your entry in by: December 19, 2014

Leroy Lambert Political Action Grant will award up to $200 to local associations to develop and implement a political action program in their schools/community that: aid in the election of friends of education to local office; serve as innovative models to other MEA affiliates; increase membership involvement and participation in the educator political action process at the local level.
Download application here
Get your entry in by: December 19, 2014

NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants

Additional Grants

School Lounge Makeover 
Ongoing Nationwide contest to win a $7500 Faculty Lounge Makeover.
To Apply: http://www.schoolloungemakeover.com
Get your entry in by: October 3, 2014

California Casualty Academic Award
These ongoing $2,500 Academic Awards will go to K-12 public school teachers to assist with out of pocket expenses.
To Apply: http://www.calcasacademicaward.com 
Get your entry in by: September 19, 2014


MEA Benefits Trust

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