The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation awards up to seventy grants each year to U.S. public school educators and public school librarians in grades PreK-12. Each mini-grant funds imaginative programs that go beyond the curriculum, offer students a fun experience, and create innovative activities that take place in class or out in the community. A final report is required to reflect the success and impact of the program. Examples of exciting, successful programs include a school garden, bookmaking, and puppetry. To be approved, a proposed program must cost no more than $500 and all completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31 of each year.