The NEA Foundation—Nickelodeon Big Help Grants are designed to help students make a difference in the world around them by becoming  aware of environmental awareness, health and wellness, students’ right to a quality public education, and active community involvement.

Elementary and middle school teachers can apply for these grants, awards are $2,000 and $5,000. The NEA Foundation —Nickelodeon Big Help Grants have three application deadlines per year: February 1, 2012,  June 1, 2012, or October 15, 2012.