An exciting community-building opportunity is coming your way: The 2012-2013 Museum & School Collaborative Grant Opportunity to Integrate Indian Education for All.
The Office of Public Instruction and the Montana Historical Society have developed a partnership to invite communities to work together in a unique educational collaboration between museums and schools.
This collaboration between local museums and school districts must
(1) Explore ways schools and museums can become co-educators in the topics of Montana American Indian culture and history in a museum setting,
(2) Integrate IEFA through place-based education, as well as in the classroom, and
(3) Improve the preservation and presentation of American Indian artifacts and related documents in their museum collections.
OPI will award up to six grants for amounts of $7,000 - $10,000, with priority given to communities which have not participated in a prior IEFA museum–school grant.
Interested parties must submit a Letter of Intent by April 23, outlining the potential partners (on both the school side and museum side); the project's Indian Education for All goals, and a brief description of the proposed project.
A complete grant proposal will be due June 22 and notification of grant approval will be sent by July 13, 2012. Grant funding begins July 1, 2012-June 15, 2013. Complete details and Letter of Intent form can be viewed here.