Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2007
There is a lot of free money available for teachers and school administrators to tap through grants and other funding opportunities to help pay for their various projects, small to large. But ask the average educator -- or even an educational organization -- where to start looking for these sources, chances are they'd be able to name a few well known grants that everybody in the field knows about and competes for ... and that's it.
"It's a shame, really," says Michael Werner, CEO and co-founder of InfoSource Learning, an education and training solutions provider based in Winter Park, FL. "There are many of these funding sources out there, mainly from non-profits and foundations but also a growing number from the private sector as it gradually develops a sense of responsibility toward helping educate its future workforce."
Werner emphasizes that "without a doubt, armed with nothing more than Google and a lot of sweat equity, educators can find a lot of these grants and funding sources themselves online. Finding these grants takes time and time is a valuable resource for our educators. That time factor got me thinking: Why not have all that information in one place?"
And that's exactly what Werner's company, InfoSource Learning, has delivered, through its TeachMarket.com Web site. "Although TeachMarket.com primarily provides resources for teachers who are looking to make extra income in order to supplement their teaching salaries, we realized that having a section of the site devoted to delivering an up-to-date database of these free grants and funding sources -- descriptions, deadlines, contacts and all -- would be a big help to the education community," says Eldon Sarte, the site's Editor-in-Chief.
"It's been up and running only the past couple of weeks," adds Tom Dalton, InfoSource Learning's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, "and already our logs show about 1 in 4 visitors come to the site exclusively for this database. And I'm glad that we decided to offer it. I wouldn't know, of course, how many will succeed at getting their funding, but as educators like to point out, knowledge is half the battle. Here's that half."
The TeachMarket.com Grants Database is freely accessible at http://www.teachmarket.com/grants.
About InfoSource Learning
InfoSource Learning, in business since 1983, is a developer and turn-key custom solution provider of high-quality Web-based training (WBT), computer-based training (CBT) and instructor-led training (ILT) for the Education, Corporate and Government training markets. InfoSource's How To Master family of products covers PC applications, professional development skills, IT certification preparation and technology integration training. In addition to its Web-delivered learning services, electronic training materials and printed books, InfoSource Learning also develops, maintains and markets a unique Content Authoring Tool (CAT) and Learning Management System (LMS).
Contact: Michael Werner, InfoSource, Inc., 800-393-4636 x104, mwerner @ InfosourceLearning.com
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