We have extended the deadline for the National Signature Project Award to Friday May 29, 2020. We encourage you to apply with your best and brightest ideas! We also want to recognize that during this strange moment, you may not know exactly how your project will be implemented, and that's okay. Conceptual or sketched-out proposals are just fine at this point.
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The National Rural Education Association and the Rural Schools Collaborative are accepting applications for the National Signature Project Award, a $2,500 grant to an outstanding and innovative classroom project that exemplifies the very best in place-based education. The National Signature Project Award is open to any rural classroom teacher in the United States.
Thank you to the National Rural Education Association for co-sponsoring this program. NREA is the nation's oldest rural education organization, and we are honored to partner with them in this effort. Last year Devon Barker-Hicks of Meadow Valley School in Idaho was the National Signature Project Award winner with her place-based project, "Build the Ripple," involving students in building a new playground for their community. We invite you to learn more about Devon’s award winning project here.
The National Signature Project Award program is part of the Rural Schools Collaborative Grants in Place program, a multi-organizational effort that has awarded more than $400,000 to teachers in support of place-based learning since 2015.
We encourage you to apply for the prestigious National Signature Project Award.