Posted on behalf of the Teaching with Primary Sources Program.
Today, the Library of Congress announced the availability of $950,000 to support the development of engaging web- and mobile-based applications, for classroom use, on Congress and civic participation.
The Library seeks to identify one or more educational partners who can help the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program develop online interactives and mobile apps on Congress and civic participation, designed for use in K-12 education. The selected partners will be expected to use and incorporate not only the Library’s online primary sources, but also the many other resources available online from the Library of Congress.
Public or private organizations, both not-for profit and for-profit organizations, including institutions of higher education, colleges, universities, cultural institutions, other educational organizations, and collaborative partnerships (such as an organization with content expertise paired with an organization possessing technological expertise); States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate a record of success in:
- the development and implementation of curricular programs on Congress and civic participation, and/or
- the development and long-term maintenance of successful online interactives or mobile apps for classroom use.
The total amount of funding available is $950,000. There is no minimum award amount. Individual funding levels will depend on the content and quality of applications and the number of applications received. The grants will support program activities for 24 months, from October 2015 through September 2017.
The deadline for submitting an application for funding is May 31, 2015. For more information, application requirements, and selection criteria, see the Notice of Funds Availability online at www.loc.gov/teachers/newsevents.
FANTASTIC!!! Like a dream teacher’s dream come true.
Very happy to see more being done to promote and teach civics… As a U.S. citizen who wishes to see ALL citizens be informed, engaged and active….I was motivated to write Americana A Civics Handbook (Second Edition)– It includes even more information than the first edition – to be hopefully interesting and to engage students of all ages!