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New Pathway Parenting-Student Emergency Grant



The PtB Parenting-Student Emergency Grant at Northern Virginia Community College operates to provide one-time financial support to Pathway student who are parents experiencing an enrollment-threatening financial emergency. Emergency funds are not intended to pay for routine education expenses and are only allocated for sudden, unexpected, or unforeseen occurrences that require immediate attention and would otherwise impact a student’s ability to remain enrolled at NOVA. Funds are not available for tuition, fees, or books. The maximum award is $500 per student. This grant is made possible by funding from the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.


  • Temporary loss of job or income
  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Fire in living quarters
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings
  • Medical/dental emergency
  • Food or transportation needs
  • Loss of child care


To be eligible to apply for the PtB Parenting-Student Emergency Grant, you must:

  • Be a student in NOVA’s Pathway to the Baccalaureate program
  • Be a parent raising or actively involved in your child(ren)’s life/lives
  • Be enrolled in classes at NOVA during the semester in which the funds would apply
  • Be in compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress, with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Provide documentation of the emergency
  • Not have already received emergency funds during the current calendar yearEmergency Grant for Pathway Parenting StudentsEmergency Grant for Pathway Parenting Students


Emergency assistance to students not in compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress will be considered on an individual, case-by-case basis.


The maximum grant administered per person may be up to $500 based upon availability of funds.


Grant payments will be disbursed through the NVCC Educational Foundation and will be paid via check directly to a third party provider. For example, if a student needs to pay a past due utility bill or electricity will be terminated, the funds would be paid directly to the electricity company on behalf of the student.


Students who receive emergency grant funds agree to actively participate in Pathway to the Baccalaureate’s Dual Generational Pathways – a special initiative for PtB students who are parents. Students will commit to attending a minimum of 3 Dual Generational Pathways events within 6 months of receiving the emergency funding, engaging in Dual Generational Pathways student leadership activities while at NOVA, and being responsive to Pathways staff emails and phone calls.


  1. Complete the online grant application – https://goo.gl/NMXfSW
  2. Begin actively participating in Dual Generational Pathways’ events and leadership activities. To learn about upcoming events and activities go to nvcc.edu/dualgen or contact dualgen@nvcc.edu.
  3. A Dual Generational Pathways Grant Project Manager will get in touch with you regarding your application submission and what to expect next.

Emergency Grant for Pathway Parenting Students


Attention ACP partners! We have recently come across several education grants that could be of tremendous help to teachers and schools in our area. We’ve rounded up a list of grants below to help you get started:
Grant: Teacher Grant
Purpose: To fund projects that make creative use of common teaching aids, approach curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities
Funder: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Eligibility: PreK-12 certified teachers teaching in the subject of the project at public, private, charter, or parochial schools within the U.S.
Deadline: September 30
Amount: $100 – $500
Grant: Best Lesson Plans on Energy and Sustainability
Purpose: To award grants for classroom materials/activities related to energy and/or sustainability. All lessons must encompass energy and/or sustainability knowledge; be appropriate for students in kindergarten through eighth grade; include goals and plans for measuring students’ understanding; include a fully detailed description of the lesson plan, handouts, etc., with a list of all materials needed; be created by one teacher without the use of existing prepared educational materials outside of those available on SaveOnEnergy.com; and encourage student development through participation opportunities.
Funder: Save on Energy
Eligibility: Teachers
Deadline: October 21
Amount: Six grants of $500 in the form of Visa Reward Cards  
Grant: School Gardens
Purpose: To support the building, amendment, or revitalization of gardens on school campuses, with preference given to rain, pollinator, native habitat, and other natural infrastructure projects; food gardens will also be funded
Funder: Nature Conservancy
Eligibility: A school must be public or charter; can be an elementary, middle, or high school.
Deadline: October 31
Amount: 55 grants of $2,000
Grant: School Garden Grant Program
Purpose: To support school garden projects designed to help students learn about topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness. Garden projects may be at any stage of development (planning, construction, or operation). Priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and to projects that demonstrate strong buy-in from stakeholders as well as the ability to financially sustain the garden.
Funder: Whole Kids Foundation
Eligibility: An applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private, or charter) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds as a way to interest children in fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, the applicant must have the support of a specific partner organization from the community (a nonprofit, farm, local business, Whole Foods store, or garden club) that brings added support and sustainability to the initiative. The applicant, if a nonprofit, may be the community partner for the grant.
Deadline: October 31
Amount: $2,000
Grant: Grants to Engage 6-8 Grade Students in Mathematics
Purpose: To incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that actively engage students in tasks and experiences aimed at deepening and connecting their content knowledge. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate media.
Funder: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Eligibility: Applicants must have current NCTM PreK-8 school membership and teach mathematics in grades 6-8 at least 50% of the school day.
Deadline: November 4
Amount: Grants of up to $3,000
Grant: Materials-Based Research
Purpose: To support the expanding definition of craft-based research and promote collaboration between the fields of craft, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Grants will be awarded to interdisciplinary teams of researchers to encourage mutually beneficial innovation in craft and STEM fields, with a focus on materials and process-based research.
Funder: Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Eligibility: Teams should include one maker and one professional working in a STEM-based field (e.g., material science, manufacturing, environmental studies, medicine, structural engineering, etc.), including academics, researchers, scientists, full-time makers, or other skilled specialists.
Deadline: November 16
Amount: Grants of up to $15,000 over eighteen months
With grant funds totaling thousands of dollars, you won’t want to miss out on these opportunities! If you have any questions about an individual grant, please contact the organization directly. If you would like to learn more about Adult Career Pathways, our Dual Generational Pathways Initiative, or learn how your organization can become an ACP partner, please contact Jolene Virgo by e-mail at jvirgo@nvcc.edu.

GRANT: Your Child Can Make A Difference!

Does your child want to make a positive difference in the community? Here is the perfect opportunity!

Grant: Summer of Service
Purpose: To afford youth the opportunity to turn creative ideas into projects that will positively impact their communities
Funder: Youth Service America and The Walt Disney Company
Eligibility: Youth ages 5 – 18
Deadline: September 30
Amount: Three hundred and forty winners will be awarded individual $500 grants to implement their projects.



For more information on grants or Dual Generational Pathways initiatives that may be helpful for your child, contact Jennifer Pocai at jpocai@nvcc.edu.

ATTENTION PARTNERS: you may be interested in these grants

At Dual Generational Pathways, we recognize that the success of our program relies on the assistance and success of our wonderful community partners. As part of our ongoing effort to improve the lives of our students and their families, we want to keep our Partners up to date on any potential grant opportunities. This week, check out these two opportunities below:
Grant: National Youth Technology Program
Purpose: To support programs that provide youth with access to new technologies that help them become fluent in digital learning while developing the skills they need for future education and career success
Funder: Best Buy Foundation
Eligibility: Applicants must be a nonprofit organization with an existing out-of-school time program and a proven track record of serving youth between the ages of 13 and 18 in underserved communities. Preferred locations include areas where Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are located, including but not limited to Chicago, Denver, Jersey City/NYC, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
Deadline: October 1
Amount: Up to $200,000

Grant: Pay for Success Grant Competition for Preschool
Purpose: To award grants to state, local and tribal governments interested in exploring the feasibility of Pay for Success to expand and improve early learning. The grant program supports initiatives which are based on evidence; focus on outcomes; and improve early, elementary, secondary and post-secondary education while generating savings for taxpayers.
Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Eligibility: State, local and tribal governments
Deadline: October 6
Amount: 7 and 14 grantees, with awards ranging from $200,000 to $400,000.
 If you have any questions about these grant opportunities, please contact the organizations directly. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Dual Generational Pathways partner, please contact Jolene Virgo at jvirgo@nvcc.edu.