I found some grant information with a close approaching deadline (Feb 4, 2009).  Grants are available for music programs from $1,000 to $12,000.  Read on to find out the details.


Music Matters Music Education Grants 2009
Music Matters Grants for 2009 will focus on educational reform in school music programs and independent nonprofit music programs. Grants will be awarded to schools and music programs throughout the United States. Music education, vocal or instrumental, must be the key component of any music program requesting funds. Public school programs (qualifying for Title I federal funding and serving a minimum of 70 percent low-income students) or nonprofit 501(c) (3) programs directly funding music education (serving students regardless of their ability to pay) are eligible to apply.

Schools and programs must already employ a music educator(s) and have an existing music program in place. Grant requests must articulate specific music program needs for existing and/or planned programs. Priority will be given to music education programs serving students in grades K-12, programs involving innovative educational reform, programs serving economically disadvantaged children, programs having established collaborative partnerships with parent-teacher-student associations and other community groups, and programs focused on the basic need of music instruments and educational materials.

Grant amounts for this cycle will range from $1,000 to $12,000 each. Grants are made on an annual one-time basis. The deadline is February 4, 2009.

For an application and information, go to www.heart.muzak.com.

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