Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Check it Out: Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant

Funded by: Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association

Description: Baseball Tomorrow Fund will review all grant applications and will be most interested in projects that help: Increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; Improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs; Create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs; Generate matching funds for programs; Address programs for children aged 10-16; Support existing programs which have demonstrated success in providing a quality baseball/softball experience for youth; Address opportunities for minorities and women. General Requirements: All Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant applications must meet the following requirements: Projects should significantly expand baseball or softball programs in a measurable way. Projects must correspond to a demonstrated need. Projects must have measurable objectives that are achievable within a specific time frame. Projects must include a plan-of-action detailing how the stated goals will be achieved. Project proposals must be complete and submitted to Baseball Tomorrow Fund by the beginning of any of the four grant review cycles. Projects must be evaluated in relation to their stated objectives. Evaluation reports must be submitted within timelines established by Baseball Tomorrow Fund. Projects must acknowledge Baseball Tomorrow Fund support on all public documents, press materials, and public statements. Projects must be audited as required by Baseball Tomorrow Fund. Projects must comply with all Baseball Tomorrow Fund Terms and Conditions.

Program Areas: Facilities/Maintenance, Health/PE

Recipients: Public Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline: 7/1/10

Average Amount: $50,000.00

Email: btf@mlb.com

Website: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/community/btf.jsp?content=grant_process

Availability: All States

2 comments:

Andrew Williams said...
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Alexandra Grayson said...

My college professors and TA's stressed to me to avoid the passive tense, so I chuck when I read statements such as
"Too often, higher education has been sold to students, their families, state legislators, trustees and private donors in narrowly instrumental terms."
Just who has been doing the selling? We know who, and it starts with college presidents and chancellors such as yourself, in concert with boards of regents, boards of trustees, and the like. If you are going to point fingers, start with yourselves.

I study and studied mathematics because, as Mallory is reputed to have said, it was there. I was astounded to learn in high school that you could actually earn a living at it aside from being a high school math teacher, e.g as the accounting homework help writer, which seemed a fate worse than death, and up until I decided to continue my affair with mathematics in graduate school, gave little thought to the intersection of my studies with employment. We were far from wealthy, but my parents insisted I be a scholar, and so I am. That I make a comfortable living as a mathematics professor is still a source of amazement to me.

Higher ed needs to return to the premise that well educated individuals will lead comfortable lives, and call it a day on employment, and get back to the serious business of making a good education available to those who will avail themselves of the opportunity.