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Grants to Los Angeles County, California K-12 Schools To Improve Classroom Teaching


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USA: California

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Instructional Innovation Grant

Riordan Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #138762

Grant Description

Grants will be awarded in California to K-12 public and parochial schools within Los Angeles County for projects related to improving classroom instruction. Funding through this program is available for consultants, professional development, technology, or almost any other item relating to improving teaching in the classroom. Some examples of eligible projects include: project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, blended/hybrid learning, and integrated studies.

Please note, however, that these are only a few models in the broad spectrum covered by the grant; proposals will also be accepted that are related to instructional design concepts that are as of yet not heard of!

As a component of this grant, schools must link their goals for the project to the “Essential Competencies,” a set of skills necessary for students to acquire in order to succeed in college and the workplace. A list and explanation of the designated "Essential Competencies" may be found at

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only public and parochial K-12 schools within Los Angeles County may apply.

At least 50% of students at the school must qualify for free or reduced lunch (parochial schools included).

A representative of the school must have attended a Grant Awareness Session during the Fall of 2013.

Applicant school must be able to provide 50% of the total cost of its desired project.

Applicants may only receive one Riordan Foundation / Rx for Reading grant every 24 months.

Pre-Application Information:

The Instructional Innovation Grant is by invitation only. To receive an invitation, eligible schools must submit an online letter of inquiry by January 31, 2014. Invited schools will receive application packets on February 17th.

The Instructional Innovation (i2) Grant is a new program that provides up to 50% of the funding for a project.

Contact Information:

The Riordan Foundation
PO Box 491190
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: (310) 472-2020
Fax: (310) 472-1414

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