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Back to School Funding

Aug 28, 2020 2020-08-28

By Taylor Kremer

Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:

Classroom Grants
Sponsored by Association of American Educators (AAE) Foundation

Classroom Grants of up to $500 from the AAE Foundation can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, mathematics manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, lab materials, and more.

Deadlines: October 1 and March 1, annually.

Classroom Grants
Sponsored by Arkansas State Teachers Association

Classroom Grants are awarded to Arkansas teachers. Grants of up to $500 can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials.

Deadlines: October 31 and March 31, annually

First Year Teaching Grants
Sponsored by Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL)

A+PEL offers grants of up to $500 to Louisiana teachers in their first year to help offset the costs of educational and instructional resources and classroom supplies. Resources include expenses that are not covered by school, district, or state funding.

Deadline: November 15, annually

Classroom Grants
Sponsored by Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE)

PACE offers Classroom Grants for projects and materials including, but not limited to, books, software, calculators, mathematics manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials.

Deadlines: October 1 and March 1, annually

Classroom Grants
Sponsored by Kansas Association of American Educators

The Kansas Association of American Educators focuses on advancing professional development, teacher advocacy, and promoting excellence in education. The association offers Classroom Grants to support prekindergarten through grade 12 classroom projects and the purchase of materials, such as books, software, calculators, lab materials, mathematics manipulatives, arts supplies, or other materials. Grants of up to $500 are awarded to Kansas teachers.

Deadlines: October 15 and March 15, annually

Minigrants
Sponsored by 100% for Kids-Utah Credit Union Education Foundation

100% for Kids-Utah awards Minigrants to Utah public school teachers to cover classroom instruction-related expenses, classroom supplies, and items teachers are covering with their own out-of-pocket funds. Priority is given to grants that cover core curriculum materials that are used by and for the children. Grants are for $50 to $1,000.

Deadline: Ongoing

Supplies Technology Arts Mathematics Reading/English/Language Arts Science

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