Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program

May 22, 2018
Funding Deadline
Joan Ganz Cooney Center (JGCC) at Sesame Workshop

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center (JGCC) at Sesame Workshop is pleased to announce the Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program. The goal of the grants program is to identify, support, and promote innovative approaches to help children and youth ages 3 through 12 learn more deeply across home, community, and school settings.

With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Oath Foundation, the initial phase of the program will provide grants to US-based non-profit organizations and educational institutions to undertake innovative research and development (R&D) work, design capacity-building tools, and lead community engagement projects. These one-year grants are intended to spur knowledge development and experimentation, including the launch of a network of leaders who will exchange best practices and plan future activities.

The FamLAB Spark Grants Program is an important element of the national FamLAB Initiative, which is led by a consortium of education, communications, and policy experts from the JGCC, Stanford University’s Technology for Equity in Learning Opportunities (TELOS) Initiative, the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, the FrameWorks Institute, and PBS KIDS. More information about the FamLAB Initiative can be found here.

Details are outlined in the attached PDF and on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center website, but key dates include:

·         May 22, 2018: Applications due

·         July 15, 2018: Announce winners

·         September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019: Grant period

The RFP can be found online here. Potential applicants are encouraged to reach out for further information to cooney.center@sesame.org.