The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is a state advisory commission responsible for educating our citizens about the stages and consequences of genocide. In the past four years, the commission has jointly worked with the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Historical Commission and Texas Veterans Commission to generate educational programs that benefit our schools and students.
The Friends of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting the activities of the THGC, is offering 10 grants of up to $1,000 to educators and educational institutions to fund civic/citizenship or social responsibility projects.
This new educator grant program is open to teachers and organizations throughout the state. Teachers, administrators, school districts, charter, and private schools as well as homeschool programs may apply. The grant is designed to fund projects that promote students taking responsibility and becoming better citizens. Sample projects include raising awareness in the community about a social responsibility concerns, developing a project to help end bullying in a school, addressing a local public safety issue, and creating a genocide education project culminating in a field trip to one of Texas’ Holocaust museums.
To apply for a grant, a respondent must submit a short application form, including a budget and narrative, to THGC by September 30, 2014. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial by October 30.
To download the application form and read detailed guidelines, please visit the Friends of the THGC website at http://friendsofthgc.org/ .
If you have any questions or need additional information about this grant opportunity, please contact Candace Stoltz, TEA Senior Advisor in the Office of the Commissioner, at (512) 463-9286 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.