Interested in Applying for a Bama Works Grant?

Bama Works: Dave Matthews Band Gives Back

The Bama Works Fund, a grant created by the Dave Matthews Band to support community initiatives in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, is currently accepting applications. There are two deadlines: February 1 (decision in mid-June) and August 1 (decision in mid-December). The award can be up to $10,000, which could help make your educational ideas a reality!

If you are interested in applying, please contact Helen Dunn, ACPS Legislative & Public Affairs Officer, to discuss your proposal. Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: Feb. 1

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading

Nominate a Deserving Educator for a 2019-2020 Golden Apple Award by Jan. 27

Golden Apple

Once again, Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry is sponsoring the Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems!

Who is eligible? Eligible candidates are current public or private school teachers in Albemarle County or Charlottesville City, preschool through grade 12, who have not received a Golden Apple Award in the past three years. Continue reading

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – Application Deadline for Students in Grades 5-12: Nov. 5

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has kicked off its annual search for America’s top youth volunteers. This unique youth recognition program, founded 25 years ago by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors middle level and high school students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Learn more about the awards »

Applications for the 2020 awards are now open to students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year. The application deadline is November 5, 2019. Learn how to apply »

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: Oct. 15

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading

I Love My Librarian Award – Nominate Your Favorite Librarian by Oct. 21

I Love My Librarian Award

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

If a librarian has made a difference in your life or school community, be sure to nominate them for this special national award! Nominations for the 2019-20 award are open through October 21. Continue reading

Troops to Teachers Project Accepting Applications – Deadline: May 1

National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project, Troops to Teachers: Helping Communities and Classrooms Understand the Military Experience. This five-day Institute will recruit and support up to 30 current K-12 educators who are also veterans in a project-based initiative to help classrooms and communities better understand the military family experience. Interested educators should apply by May 1, 2019. Continue reading

30 in 30 Green Grants – Enter by April 30

30 in 30 Green Grants

Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is now accepting applications for 30 in 30 Green Grants! The 30 in 30 Green Grants initiative is designed to empower groups all across Virginia to make an environmental impact in their own communities. Since 2011, KVB has provided $203,000 for 260 different projects throughout the state. KVB awards grants of $500 to $1,000 for projects in each of these four categories: Community Beautification and Greening, Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Cigarette Litter Prevention. The application process is underway and you are invited to apply, but hurry—the deadline is April 30! Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: June 1

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading

Environmental Grants Offered by Dominion Energy – Deadline: Apr. 30

Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy recently announced it will provide up to $1.5 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. Public and private K-12 schools can apply for classroom grants up to $5,000 each for environmental education programs. Since 2003, the Foundation has donated nearly $32 million to projects that protect and improve the environment. Learn more »

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019.