Fuel Up to Play 60

What: Funds to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities at your school.

Grant Amount: up to $4,000

How: Applications can be downloaded here.

Deadline: June 13, 2018

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in the Fuel Up To Play 60, have a registered Program Adviser, and participate in the National School Lunch Program. 


Pets in the Classroom

What: Apply for store credit to one of several pet stores to purchase a pet for your classroom. Teachers must work with grades K-8 

Grant Amount: up to $125

How: Applications can be accessed online at this link. 

Deadline: June 15, 2018. 


Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund:

What: This fund provides school music programs with the opportunity to experience classical music firsthand at live performances.

Grant Amount: $1,000

How: Follow this link to submit an application. 

Deadline: June 1, 2018


Crayola Grant Program

What: The Champion Creatively Alive Children grant provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools. Up to 20 grants from Crayola will be provided to schools that inspire educators to increase art-infused education. School principals must be national NAESP members. Only K-8 schools are eligible. 

Grant Amount: Grant awards are for $2,500 plus $1,000 worth of Crayola products. 

How: Use this link to access the online application. 

Deadline: June 22, 2018


NEA Foundation- Learning and Leadership Grants

What: The The NEA Foundation provides grants to support public school teachers, public education support professionals and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education to fund high quality professional development for individuals or groups. Preference will be given to NEA members.

Grant Amount: $2,000-$5,000

How: Use this link to access the online application

Deadline: June 1, 2018


NEA Foundation- Student Achievement Grants

What: The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students. Proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter.  Funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Preference will be given to NEA members.

Grant Amount: $2,000-$5,000

How: Use this link to access the online application.

Deadline: June 1, 2018 


Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy

What: This award recognizes teachers who foster a love and passion for reading in students through innovative programs and curriculum, make a commitment to helping reluctant readers, and create distinctive programs and activities that promote a community of readers. Public school teachers working in K-12 schools are eligible to apply. Teacher may nominate themselves or someone else.

Amount: Three wins receive a cash prize of $10,000, $5,000, or $2,500 plus $2,500 in Penguin Random House titles for their respective schools and up to $250 in First Book Marketplace credits.

How: Complete this application form. Submit the completed form electronically along with 1) a project budget and timeline, 2) two letters of support, 3) teachers resume. All items should be e-mailed to teacherawards@penguinrandomhouse.com

Deadline: June 1, 2018



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.