LEA FOUNDATION CERTIFICATED PROFESSIONAL GRANT

CRITERIA AND INFORMATION

PURPOSE:  The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) is offering four grants in the amount of $250 each for certificated
professional members to use in their assignment for special projects, to provide assistance for speakers and field trips, and other
creative endeavors.   The LEA Grant is an LEA member funded program open to all active LEA certificated members.

AWARDING OF GRANTS:  Two grants (one elementary and one secondary) will be offered each semester. The grants must be used
within one complete semester after the awarding of the grant.  For example, if the grant was awarded in March, 2013, the recipient
would have until January, 2014, to use the award for the intended purpose of the application.  By January the recipient must
complete a report, including pictures or artifacts showing the use of the funds.   If the project is not completed, the recipient must
return the $250 to the LEA Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY:  In order to be eligible for designation as an LEA Certificated Professional Grant applicant, a person must:

  1. be an LEA member (certificated),
  2. not have been a LEA Grant recipient the previous year,
  3. meet all application requirements including a statement of intent, and
  4. agree to submit a summary of accomplishments or activities stating how the grant was used to LEAF.  If a summary of
    accomplishments or activities is not submitted, the recipient must return the $250 to the LEAF.


The completed application may be sent to:
LEAF Certificated Professional Grant Committee, 4920 Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE  68506
or through School Mail, LEAF Certificated Professional Grant Committee, LEA Office (no address or box # needed) or by e-mail to

emily.sears
@nsea.org .

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 1 and November 1

Applications may be obtained from links below.
Certified Professional Grant Application (PDF)
Certified Professional Grant Information (PDF)
LEA FOUNDATION CATASTROPHIC ASSISTANCE GRANT

CRITERIA AND INFORMATION

PURPOSE:  The LEA Foundation (LEAF) was established to support members of the Lincoln Education Association through
distribution of scholarships to current members and future teachers.   LEAF also was established to provide philanthropic support to
members in catastrophic need.

With our members’ support and fundraising efforts, we are able to offer monetary support on an application basis to aid members
who are facing a catastrophic situation.  

Applications will be reviewed and awarded by a committee of LEAF Board members and a determination of need will be made.  

USE OF THE ASSISTANCE:  The LEA Foundation Catastrophic Assistance Grant may be used for needs that have occurred because
of some catastrophic event in a member’s life.  

ELIGIBILITY:  In order to apply for LEA Foundation Catastrophic Assistance Grant:

  1. The nominee must be an LEA member (certificated or classified).
  2. Another individual may nominate the LEA member for assistance.  The LEA member may self-nominate.
  3. The nominator must complete the statement of need describing the nominee’s situation and how the assistance will help.

Applications are reviewed on an as needed basis.

The completed application may be sent to:
LEAF Catastrophic Assistance Committee, 4920 Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE  68506
or through School Mail, LEAF Catastrophic Assistance Committee, LEA Office (no box # needed) or by e-mail to
emily.sears@nsea.org .

Applications may be obtained from links below.
Catastrophic Assistance Grant Application (PDF)
Catastrophic Assistance Grant Information (PDF)