CLASSROOM GRANTS

The Foundation’s Classroom Grant Program is an annual initiative through which district teachers and administrators apply for individual grants or larger collaborative grants in the arts, technology, and other areas.  It is the Foundation’s way of creating an effective grassroots incentive to encourage teachers to reach for excellence.  

These grants are all about giving students the skills they need to get 21st-century jobs and the analytic and creative capacity required to succeed in classrooms and life beyond graduation – as well as the incentive to keep them in school.  Grants have funded everything from puppet theatres, science labs, and 3-D printers to theatrical scrims for auditoriums, digital-imaging laptops, and field trips.

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2022-2023 Classroom Grants

Application Closes on September 2, 2022

Classroom Mini Grant - Up to $500
School Site Grant - Up to $1000
Collaborative Grant - Up to $2500

Classroom Mini-Grants are to support projects in the areas of academics, arts health & well being, and technology. 

Grant proposals must be related to student learning and participation to enhance instruction.

School Site Grants are to support projects in the areas of academics, arts health & well being, and technology. 

Grant proposals must be related to student learning and participation to enhance instruction.

Collaborative Grants are to support projects in the areas of academics, arts health & well being, and technology. 

Grant proposals must be related to student learning and participation to enhance instruction.

Grant monies can be used for,

but are not limited to:

  • Honorariums

  • Expenses for attendance at teacher development workshops in the areas of academics, arts, health & well being, and technology.

  • Equipment to support instruction in academics, arts, health & well being, and technology.

  • Materials to implement student activities related to academics, arts, health & well being, and technology.

  • Grant requests for furniture will no be approved, this includes flexible seating for classrooms. 

RAP Foundation - Field Trip Grant
  • 80% of Field Trip Funding must be provided by grant requester, RAP Foundation grant request should not exceed $500 o Example: Field Trip Cost $2,500.00, you must fund 80% which equals $2000.00

  • Provide documentation of all field trip sponsorship funds including school site/district support (Excluding RAP Foundation)

  • Approval of Field Trip by School Site Principal.

  • Acquire Liability Insurance.

  • Field Trip must be educational in connection with courses of instruction or school related social, educational, cultural, athletic, or school band activities to and from places in the state or out of state.

  • One request per: Instructor / School Site / Fiscal Year

  • Volunteers participating in Field Trip should have completed a background check/Live Scan

See first hand how your support transforms learning, by watching the video submitted by Dr. Pamela Cole, Teacher at Nellie Coffman Middle School.