More and more, teachers are faced with the challenge of keeping children interested and engaged with few resources beyond the basics. In its first two years, the Mini Grants to Teachers program awarded grants to fund classroom book sets, a giant abacus, Speed Stackers, Rekenreks, an Autism Cafe, K’NEX building sets, sheet music, Lego Mindstorm kits, pedometers, Apple TVs, pBone instruments, a projector, wood chisels, an alto flute, eBooks, a couple of robots, art supplies, a river tank system, digital cameras, calculators, graphic tablets, and much more. This year, Mini Grants will be awarded to teachers who have a burning desire to improve the classroom experience for their students, and the ability to inspire the members of our grants committee to support your efforts.
How Does It Work?
Through a simple one-page application, PreK-12 public school teachers in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties can apply for a mini grant of up to $500. Download the Application Here.
The objective is to encourage and support teachers who have great ideas that will enhance the learning experience for students. Mini grants can be used to purchase supplies and materials for special projects; provide resources for the classroom; and support projects and programs that are not covered by school budgets or other means.
All grant recipients are expected to report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project by the end of the school year (June 2019).