Funding Tips (Ways to get Malcolm McCrae to your event.)
1. Ask about grant information. Please be mindful that you must apply for grants well in
advance because it usually takes several months for a grant to be approved and funded.
2. Check with your State Department of Education or Department of Human Services. Alcohol
and Drug Abuse Divisions and Criminal Justice Departments may have funds for programs
that are directed at youth, educators, and/or parents.
3. Check with your school district and inquire about federal grant money which might be
available for a major theme such as Red Ribbon Week. For example, Safe and Drug-Free
Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) may approve a funding request for a drug and
alcohol free school zone or character-building speaker.
4. Check with your school district for Title VI funding for teacher in-service programs and staff
5. Contact local businesses. If they are willing to help sponsor a speaker, you can offer the
local business to set up a booth with products from their company, to distribute coupons to
drive business to the establishment, etc.
6. Invite other schools or clubs to participate and help co-sponsor and host a fund-raising
7. Consider a speaker from www.MalcolmMccrae.com.
8. Check the list on this Web site. We've compiled a list of funding sources that align with our
The following are possible resources for funding one of Malcolm's presentations, seminars, or
Safe And Drug-Free Schools
This program consists of two major programs: state grants for drug and violence
prevention programs and national programs. State Grants is a formula grant program that
This program provides districts assistance in setting up scientific, research-based reading
programs for children in Grades K-8. Funds may be used for staff development or
instructional materials. – more info
Funds arts and culture and youth-services groups. (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska,
Arkansas) – more info
The largest of the elementary and secondary education programs, this program requires
states to develop standards in reading and math and assessments linked to those standards
for students. The program is also structured to assist high-poverty schools give their
students an equal opportunity to meet state standards.