MEAP – Music Education Assistance Project

MEAP’s primary mission is to provide scholarships for private instruction to musically gifted students in financial need, especially in the face of diminishing musical arts funding in public schools. MEAP also hosts educational concerts and classroom workshops.
MEAP, a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation, was founded in 1997 and serves middle and high schools in Northern Oregon and Southern Washington.
Donations are gladly accepted. Donations can be made payable to:

325 NE 20th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
.Contact Local 99 for more information.
Download the scholarship application here.

Meap Master Classes

MEAP is now making funds available for Local 99 members who are experienced at giving clinics, educational performances or masterclasses and who have the contacts – or who can create the contacts – in the public elementary, middle or high schools in Local 99’s jurisdiction to arrange such presentations. The MEAP board of directors desires to see projects mounted by our members in collaboration with the public school music programs that meet the schools’ or school districts’ music education needs, enhance their programs and benefit the educational experience of the music students. More specifically, MEAP desires to fund presentations that bring something new into a school music program; something that is above and beyond a school’s standard curriculum or extra-curriculum. This is not about performing straight-ahead concerts for the general student body; it is about delivering specifically-directed music educational presentations for public school music students. If these parameters describe you or your musical group, MEAP strongly encourages you to take advantage of this funding. Read on for more information.

MEAP will consider project applications twice each year – once in the spring and once in the fall , dependent on the availability of funds. Depending on the nature of your proposed project, funding may be made directly to you through MEAP, through the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) if appropriate, or through a blending of both. The goal is to deliver the best programs and maximize the impact of the funds MEAP invests.

To apply, download the 3-page MEAP Project Grant Application form. The application asks for the name of the school and its contact person, a description of your group, the proposed project, an explanation of how the project meets MEAP’s mission, and a budget. The application must be signed by you and the appropriate representative of the school or district.