Grant Opportunity to Support SEL and Equity in Your Community

Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, is proud to announce the 2019 Regional SEL Convening grants. The goal of the Regional SEL Convenings grants—an outgrowth of the SEL Innovation Fund and national SEL in Action Convenings hosted by the NoVo Foundation—is to help district and school communities create a convening that builds educators’ and other adults’ capacity to meet students’ social, emotional and academic needs with an equity lens.

We will award two to four grants of $50,000 to $100,000 each to districts, charters and their partners to design and host a convening in their region by the end of the 2020 calendar year. Selected applicants will receive technical assistance from Education First during the design phase of their grant. Awardees will also have the opportunity to participate with a group of national SEL practitioners, experts and advocates at the SEL in Action Convening next year.

Letter of intent (LOI) materials can be found here. The deadline for the LOI is Friday, September 6 at 5:00pm PT.

There were two webinars on the LOI in July. We recorded both (7/29/19 recording here; 7/30 recording here) and used this slide deck during the presentation. Also, we have virtual office hours scheduled in August, Thursdays, 3-5:00 ET (via Zoom or dial in at (646) 876-9923; Meeting ID: 250 041 062). Please feel free to drop in and discuss your question.

Please share widely with your networks locally and nationwide!