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Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Colorado Succeeds Prize:
What: Funds are awarded to teachers who are having a transformation impact in K-12 education, demonstrate excellence in STEM education, and/or innovation in the classroom.
Grant Amount: $15,000. Project should start within 6 months of receiving the award. 
How: Applicants must submit a recent video-pitch that provides the overall vision for your innovation idea, implementation details, and the expected impact. Videos can be submitted here: http://www.coloradosucceeds.org/succeeds-prize/innovation-award/

Deadline: September 1, 2017
Colorado Succeeds Prize Information


Target Youth Soccer Grants

What: The Target Youth Soccer grants program provides support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches.

Grant Amount: $1,000 annually

How to apply: Complete the online application form here: http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=5170&x_quiz_id=7584&x_order_by=1

Deadline: August 30, 2017


Project Learning Tree

What: Project Learning Tree offers grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help to design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.

Grant Amount:  Grant awards are for $1,000. Awards will be announced in December 2016 and funds must be spent within one year.

How: Applications can be downloaded online at: https://www.plt.org/apply-for-greenworks-environmental-education-grant

Deadline:  Applications due September 30, 2016

Eligibility:  To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs.


Kids in Need Teacher Grants

What: The Teacher Grant provides funds for classroom teachers who have innovative ideas or who want to replicate a project that was previously funded.

Grant Amount: This grant awards between $100 and $500. The project must be completed within one school year.

How to Apply: Applications will be available online here: https://www.kinf.org/grant-guidelines/

Deadline: Applications are due September 30, 2017 by midnight.


Green Thumb Challenge

What: The Green Education Foundation awards funds to support exceptional youth garden programs that have impacted the lives of kids and their community!

Award Amount: $250

How to Apply: Submit a description of your garden project, pictures, and other required information found on the grant website: http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/greenthumbchallengesub/green-thumb-challenge-winners.html

Deadline: Applications are due September 30, 2017.


Westerra School Grant Program:

What: The Westerra Credit Union School Grant Program strives to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing items such as art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after school programs, workbooks or other programs your school determines most beneficial.

Award Amount: $500

How to Apply: Complete this form online: https://campaign.documatix.com/DM/DPS/WebForms/WebForm/6F109E7C9DBA3622

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Who is Eligible: Schools or departments, NOT individuals

For more information visit the grant website here: https://www.westerracu.com/community/serving-our-schools/grants


Toshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12 Grants:

What: The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Funds are to be used for innovative projects to help bring STEM education into their classroom.

Award amount: Toshiba awards grants of less than $5,000 and accepts requests for larger amounts above $5,000

How to apply: Complete the questionnaire and submit an application online here: http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=4184&x_quiz_id=4698&x_order_by=1

Deadline: Grant requests for less than $5,000 are accepted year-round. Grant requests for more than $5,000 are due September 1st and/or December 1st 2017

Note- requests for stand-alone computers, tablets, microscopes, etc will not be considered.

For more information visit the grant website here: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_apply.jsp


To begin applying for these grants please complete the Intent to Apply and Project Approval Form and submit it to the Office of Grants and Federal Programs (grants@aps.k12.co.us) .  Our staff will gladly assist with any questions regarding the application process, as well as any proof reading or editing of applications.  Please send a copy of your final application to Grants, ESC1, Suite 217.

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