In-Depth Program Grant for 2021–2022

This grant is for teams of educators and their supporting administrators from New York City public (including charter) schools who are looking to do the following within their schools:

  • Challenge and engage students with resources that balance social, emotional, and academic development.
  • Build and strengthen a school-wide culture that values community and civic participation.
  • Support literacy skills with standards-aligned primary source documents.

The IDP Grant gives educators and schools access to online professional learning and materials valued at more than $10,000!

Awarded schools will be public (charter included) middle and high schools from New York City who are able to produce teams of 2–4 educators, all of whom have agreed to participate in Facing History summer professional learning and use Facing History resources, pedagogy, and approaches in their courses for a minimum of 4 weeks throughout the school year.

See the Timeline and Apply Online

Deadline: Tuesday, April 13
Get prepared! Download a printable Application At-a-Glance to see the application questions. 

2021–2022 Application Details

Awarded Schools Will Receive the Following

  • Full scholarships for each team member to attend a Facing History and Ourselves online summer seminar or online course. 
    *Space limitations at seminars may impact availability for those teachers late to register. 
  • Year-long consultation and support from Facing History staff, including three coaching sessions for eligible staff (valued up to $2,600)
  • In service professional learning (virtual or in person).
  • A class set of Facing History resource books for classroom or library use. ($500–$750 value per set)
  • Access to Facing History’s extensive collection of resources for classroom use.
  • Invitations to attend any professional learning workshop during the school year - at no cost! (valued at $125 per workshop)
  • New York teachers are eligible to receive CTLE hours

Awarded Schools Commit to the Following

Each school commits a team of two to four educators to participate in this grant. Participating teachers are required to:

  • Attend an online seminar, summit, or course in summer, 2021. See below for proposed themes and dates.

    4 Day Online Seminars & 3 Day Online Summits

    • Holocaust and Human Behavior Seminar (week of June 28)
    • Reconstruction Seminar (week of July 19)
    • A Facing History approach to ELA Seminar (week of July 19)
    • Immigration Summit (week of July 26)
    • Holocaust and Human Behavior Seminar (week of August 2)
    • Reconstruction Seminar (week of August 9)

    6 Week Online Courses

    • Holocaust and Human Behavior (starts July 1)
    • Reconstruction (starts July 1)
    • To Kill a Mockingbird (starts July 1)
  • Use the materials and pedagogy received at their selected summer seminar in their classroom for at least 4 weeks during the school year, either as a single unit or integrated throughout the year. Find the materials in the event descriptions above.
  • Secure approval and support from school administration to teach the Facing History unit or course.
  • Complete a provided curriculum outline mid year to detail how you’ll be using Facing History in your classroom.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with Facing History program staff for follow-up support and consultation.


  • Public middle and high schools in New York City (including charters).
  • Recommended for educators who teach US and Global History, Government, Social Studies, Civics, ELA, or Humanities.
  • Eligible schools are those able to produce teams of 2–4 educators, all of whom have agreed to participate in Facing History professional learning and use Facing History resourcespedagogy, and approaches in their courses for a minimum of 4 weeks throughout the school year.

Application Process & Timeline

  1. Now - Get prepared before you start the online application! 
    Download the Application At-a-Glance Review the essay questions and gather the contact information of the teachers and administrator.  Then, just copy & paste into the form. 
  2. Deadline - Tuesday, April 13th. Using a team leader point of contact to represent the team, each school submits one online application form.
  3. April–May - After reviewing applications, Facing History staff will reach out to the team leader to schedule an interview with the applying team. 
    • Interviews will take about 30 minutes via video-conference.
    • This is an opportunity for Facing History to learn more about your school, the reasons for applying, and your needs. It is a time for you to raise any questions your team may have.
  4. Rolling notifications - All applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.
  5. Late June–August - Online seminars, summits, and courses happen.

Questions? Contact Renee Harleston, Program Specialist, at [email protected]


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