Apply for a 2018-19 Shannon Grant by April 20

Shannon-Foundation-BannerThe Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas. Two levels of proposals are invited for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Level 1 grants, not to exceed $750, will be awarded to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities.
  • Level 2 grants, not to exceed $5,000, may be awarded to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels.

New this year: Completed applications may be submitted electronically as a PDF document to by Friday, April 20, 2018. Or, you may submit your completed application to Phil Giaramita, Strategic Communications Officer (, also by April 20.

Open the application to find out more about funding criteria:

Important: All grant applications that include technology purchases must be reviewed by LEAD (previously DART) prior to submission. If your proposal includes funding for classroom technology, you must email a complete Microsoft Word version of your full proposal to both Becky Fisher ( and your principal for review no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16. Please include “Shannon Grant Application” in the subject line of your email. You are encouraged to visit LEAD’s Technology Purchasing Support web page for a catalog of commonly purchased items and to consult with your LTI and CSS prior to this deadline.