Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

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The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation annually presents ACPS staff with the opportunity to apply for grants supporting innovative and community-oriented programs in our school division. If you have been hoping to start such a program in your school, please contact Helen Dunn, ACPS Legislative & Public Affairs Officer, with some information about what you would like to propose, and she will give you guidance on next steps.

We encourage all of our creative staff members to apply for these grants, which have historically led to some very special opportunities for our educators and students! Continue reading

Now’s the Time for Teachers to Apply for Shannon Classroom Grants

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For more than 30 years, the Shannon Foundation has awarded grants to teachers for innovative classroom programs and projects. The Foundation offers two levels of financial support: Level 1 grants of up to $750, which are awarded to individual teachers or a team of teachers with a unique learning idea, and Level 2 grants of up to $5,000, which are awarded to school teams led by a coordinating teacher or building administrator.

It couldn’t be easier to apply for a grant. Teachers can visit the Foundation’s 2022-2023 Grant Application and submit an idea within a matter of minutes. All submissions must be received by April 15, 2022. Continue reading

Naiku Innovative Teacher Grant – Awards Granted Monthly

Naiku LogoThe Innovative Teacher Grant is for K-12 classroom teachers in public or private schools that seek to employ learner-centric assessment methodologies to engage and motivate students, differentiate instruction, and personalize learning for all students. The award combines professional development and next-gen classroom assessment software to provide teachers the guidance and tools necessary to successfully implement learner-centric assessment methodologies in the classroom. Approximately 10 new awards are granted each month, and applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.