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Innovation in Education Grants

Grants to USA Schools in Multiple States
for Creative Projects that Enhance Learning

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Grants to Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma PreK-12 public and private schools for innovative projects that support technology, enhance education, and promote students' success in cities where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended to help children achieve their full potential in the classroom.

Grants are available in the following areas:

Oklahoma City, Kansas, and Tulsa Regions: Innovation in Education grants are open to PreK-12 public and private schools within Cox Communications service areas. 

  • Individual classroom grants: Programs or curriculum impacting a single classroom. 
  • Collaborative grants: Programs or curriculum impacting multiple classrooms, grade levels, disciplines or schools.

Arkansas and Omaha Regions: Requests may be for programs or curriculum impacting individual classrooms or collaborative programs impacting multiple classrooms, grade levels, disciplines or schools.

Sun Valley Region: Innovation in Education grants are open to PreK-12 public and private schools within Cox Communications Wood River Valley service areas. Requests may be for programs or curriculum impacting individual classrooms or collaborative programs impacting multiple classrooms, grade levels, disciplines, or schools.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 132289

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Arkansas and Omaha Regions: up to $2,500
- Kansas, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Regions: Individual classroom grants up to $5,000; Collaborative grants: up to $10,000
- Sun Valley Region: up to $500

Term of Contract:

Funds granted by Cox Charities must be used for the request listed in the grant application and used within the school year in which the grant was paid.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Innovation in Education grants are open to PreK-12 public and private schools within Cox Communications service areas.

The following will not be considered for funding:
- Playground equipment
- Technology that is not part of a larger curriculum or program
- Teacher development and /or substitute days
- Student/Teacher conferences
- Financial compensation
- Teacher travel, student field trips, guest speakers or performers

Additional restrictions:
- Multiple teachers/administrators should not submit applications for the same project.
- Teachers can only receive one grant per school year; schools may receive multiple grants as long as they are for unique requests.
- Schools may reapply each year.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Period Opens: February 1
- Application Deadline: March 1

Regional information:
- Arkansas:
- Kansas:
- Oklahoma City:
- Omaha:
- Sun Valley:
- Tulsa:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online from February 1, 2020.

Arkansas region:
Whitney Yoder

Kansas region:
Kayla Sullivan

Oklahoma City region:
Jana Corwin

Omaha and Sun Valley region:
Keri Menage

Tulsa region:
Bayli Hobson

Grant Coverage Areas:

Arkansas service areas: Alma, Avoca, Barling, Bella Vista, Bellefonte, Bentonville, Bergman, Berryville, Bethel Heights, Cave Springs, Cedarville, Centerton, Central City, Chester, Decatur, Dyer, Elkins, Elm Springs, Eureka Springs, Farmington, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Gentry, Goshen, Gravette, Green Forest, Greenland, Greenwood, Hackett, Harrison, Hartford, Huntington, Johnson, Lavaca, Lincoln, Little Flock, Lowell, Mansfield, Midland, Moffett, Mountainburg, Muldrow, Pea Ridge, Pocola, Prairie Grove, Rogers, Roland, Rudy, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Tontitown, Valley Springs, Van Buren, West Fork, and Winslow.

Kansas service areas: Andover, Arkansas City, Arma, Auburn, Augusta, Bel Aire, Benton, Burrton, Caney, Cheney, Cherryvale, Coffeyville, Columbus, Colwich, Cunningham, Dearing, Derby, Dodge City, Eastborough, El Dorado, Erie, Frontenac, Garden City, Garden Plain, Gas, Girard, Goddard, Grandview Plaza, Great Bend, Halstead, Haysville, Hesston, Hoisington, Humboldt, Hutchinson, Iola, Junction City, Kechi, Kingman, Kinsley, Larned, Lecompton, Lindsborg, Lyons, Maize, Manhattan, McConnell AFB, McPherson, Meriden, Mulvane, North Newton, Newton, Nickerson, Ogden, Oskaloosa, Park City, Parkerfield, Perry, Pittsburg, Pratt, Rose Hill, Saint George, Salina, Sedgwick, South Coffeyville, South Hutchinson, Sterling, Topeka, Towanda, Tyro, Valley Center, Wellington, Westmoreland, Wichita, Winfield and Yates Center.

Oklahoma City service areas: Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, El Reno, Forest Park, Guthrie, Harrah, Lake Aluma, Midwest City, Moore, Mustang, Nichols Hills, Nicoma Park, Norman, Oklahoma City, Spencer, The Village, Tinker AFB, Valley Brook, Warr Acres, and Yukon.

Tulsa service areas: Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Keifer, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa and Tulsa.

Omaha service areas: Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Crescent, Elkhorn, Gretna, LaVista, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Papillion, Ralston, Valley and Waterloo.

Idaho service areas: Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Idaho: Sun Valley;   Kansas;   Nebraska: Omaha;   Oklahoma: Oklahoma City and Tulsa regions

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