Funding a Box Cars Workshop

Many levels of government have funding available to make Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks workshops easy for your school to afford. We at Box Cars have collected information on several grants that you can use to fund a workshop with us.

Our products and workshops align closely to the standards your school and district expect. All Box Cars resources are correlated to the Common Core Curriculum. The manipulatives used in Box Cars games and workshops have been recommended by the NCTM as both effective and inexpensive. In Vol. 19, No. 4 of Teaching Children Mathematics (November 2012), the editors listed dice, playing cards and dominoes among the top five inexpensive manipulatives for elementary math classrooms.

Whether you've applied for grants before or will be writing your first application, we hope to help you find the funding you need for the workshop you want!

21st Century Funding


Title IV Part B 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding (21st Century Funding) is federal funding provided to each state to establish or expand before-school and after-school programs.

Funded programs must provide disadvantaged students and/or low-performing schools with academic enrichment opportunities to help students mee state and local standards in core content areas.

21st Century funded programs must also offer families of participating students educational development opportunities. 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC's) provide services such as tutoring and mentoring, homework assistance, hands-on academic enrichment, etc.

Grant Deadlines

Most states require schools to submit funding requests in the spring. Some states, however, extend grant windows into the summer months.

Box Cars and 21st Century Programs

Box Cars games work well in extracurricular programs because...

Box Cars games work well at a CCLC because...

School Land Trust


Beginning with Ohio in 1803, all states, except for the three with no federal lands, recieved land grants at statehood. Each state then held the respective lands as trustee for their state's public schools, which became the beneficiaries. In general, revenues from these lands are put in a state fund and the dividends from fund investments are dispersed each year to schools that apply for funding.

States Still Using Land Trust Funding

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

How School Land Trust Funds are Dispersed and Used

All states that provide these funds have their own specific plan. Most states, however, require schools to apply each year for Land Trust funds. Schools in Utah, for example, are required each year to write a School Improvement Plan with members of the administration, faculty and community council. Such a plan must:

Other Funding Options

Many other grants are available to fund a Box Cars workshop, though they're less used than the grants above. Consider investigating any of these below: