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Grants Development

    • Welcome to Grants Development Services!

    ​​​​There are literally thousands of grants available for educators and we provide a resource to assist you in finding funding sources that support district initiatives, as well as assistance with your proposal and the application process. 

    Required Documents provides you with a one page, step by step overview of the entire application/approval/submission process and a Task Checklist to help you track your progress and ensure everything is completed. 

    Tips and Tricks contains guidance for each step of the process from developing an idea for a proposal to finalizing and evaluating your completed project.

    The Reference page contains resources for writing grant proposals and a glossary of terms you may need to know.

    Funding Opportunities are combined in a searchable/sortable chart so you can sort by category, grantor, due date, etc.

    F.A.Q.'s provides answers to some commonly asked questions that may arise.

    The Grants Handbook is an easy to use, printable reference book that contains all the information you need to prepare a proposal, complete the approval and application process and manage your project through the funding period.

    The Grants Development Department is easy to reach.  Please contact us if you have any questions.​


    • NCTM is accepting applications for math grants to current members. If you are a recipient, you will receive a Form 1099. The deadline to apply is November 4:

    Engaging Grade 6 – 8 students in Learning Math – awards of up to $3,000.00.

    • Improving Understanding of Geometry for grades PK – 8 – awards of up to $4,000.00.

    • Emerging Teacher Leaders in Elementary School Math for grades PK – 5 for ongoing professional development to strengthen mathematical understanding and instructional practices – awards of up to $6,000.00.

    • Connecting Math to Other Subjects in grades 9 – 12 – awards of up to $4,000.00.

    • Teacher Professional Development grants to improve competence in math instruction – awards of up to $3,000.00.

    • Using Music to Teach Math in grades PK – 2 – awards of up to $3,000.00.

    • Equity in Math for grades 6 – 8 to strengthen math instruction for underachieving groups of students – awards of up to $8,000.00.

    • The Kids in Need Foundation is offering grants of up to $500.00 for creative classroom projects for teachers in PK – grade 12. Applications are due September 30:

    Joann Fabric and Craft Stores Teacher Grant

    Elmer's Teacher Toolkit Grant

    Dollar General Reading Scholars Teacher Grant

    ArtSkills Teacher Grant

    WIMA Creative Writing Teacher Grant

    • Lexus and Scholastic are partnering for this national STEM Competition for teams of students in grades 6 – 12. The Lexus Eco Challenge is running from August 15 – February 27. Register your team here:

    • Each year Target offers Field Trip Grants of up to $700.00 to allow students and teachers to learn in all kids of settings. The application is super simple and quick. The deadline to apply is October 1.

    • The NEA Foundation offers grants of $2,000.00 and $5,000.00 for projects that engage students in critical thinking and problem solving. The deadline to apply is October 15.

    • The National Society of High School Scholars is offering awards of $500.00 to enhance IB instruction for grades 9 – 12. The deadline to apply is October 24.

    • The Green Education Foundation and Gardener's Supply are offering prizes of $250.00 for winning submissions that chronicle a youth garden project in grades K – 12. Entries are due September 30.

    • Goldenrod Research is offering YouthTouch STEM Grants to integrate robotics into the curriculum in grades 3 – 8.  This is a funding match opportunity. The deadline to apply is September 30.

    • Farmer's Insurance is sponsoring their Thank a Teacher Promotion. Thank a Teacher and enter a proposal for a day to day classroom need. You may win a $2,500.00 grant. The deadline is September 29.

    • ​The Whole Kids Foundation has grants available for school gardens of up to $2,000.00.

    The deadline to apply is October 31st.

    • ​K – 8 teachers who have a great sustainability lesson plan can submit it in this contest and win a $500.00 VISA gift card to be used for classroom materials.

    The deadline to submit is October 21st.

    • The NEA Foundation has grants available to educators to attend high quality professional development experiences. Grants are awarded for $2,000.00 for an individual or $5,000.00 for a group. Applications are due October 15th.

    • ​​If you are interested in having a classroom pet, there are several opportunities available for vouchers to obtain the pet and equipment for free.


    A School Improvement Grant at Atlantic High School is being used to implement wall to wall academies. The Teaching Academy partners students studying to continue in an educational career with VPK students:

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    TESA Academy Flight Simulator:

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    ​A Summer Reading Adventure Program at Starke Elementary School, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ignited the creativity of their students:

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    Starke Dollar General Summer Program.jpg

    Special Needs students at Spruce Creek High grew beautiful gardens, funded by a Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant:

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    G4S implemented hydroponic and aquaculture coursework using Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education funding and have been awarded a second grant for the 1617 year:

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    ​​​​​This is a BMX Project at the Westside Night Alive Program funded by 21st Century Learning Centers:                                                                               



    ​CONGRATULATIONS go out to Media Specialists Brenda Breter at Turie T. Small Elementary, Lisa Bertolami at McInnis Elementary, and Jody Adkins at Friendship Elementary Schools - winners of 2014 Laura Bush Foundation Awards!

    ​Here is a PowerPoint Presentation of Sally Ramsey's Book A Trip Around the World Project at Pierson Elementary School, funded by the Laura Bush Foundation:  PIERSON Book a Trip Around the World PRESENTATION.pptxPIERSON Book a Trip Around the World PRESENTATION

    Turie T. Small's Laura Bush grant Program was quite successful:

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