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Awards to California Educators to Recognize Innovation in Education in Eligible Regions


Geographic Focus

USA: California: Ventura County

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IMPACT II Grant Program

Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) and Ventura County Star

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #149784

Grant Description

Awards of $1,000 and awards of $2,000 to California educators and teams of educators in eligible regions to recognize innovative curricula. Applicants must register at least one day prior to the application deadline. Eligible applicants are educators in K-12 public, private, and charter schools. The purpose of this program is to spread excellent teaching ideas throughout the county of Ventura.

This program highlights educational innovation, creativity, student learning, and rewards educators for thinking outside the box. Further, the program attracts public attention to the positive aspects of the educational system.

IMPACT II puts cutting-edge classroom projects into the mainstream, turning students on to learning. IMPACT II enables excellent teaching ideas to reach all teachers in the county and raises community awareness of exemplary classroom practices. IMPACT II boosts teacher morale by recognizing innovative teaching as well as enhancing teacher professionalism through local/national training and teacher presentations. 

The curriculum unit must:

  • Be innovative. Units that integrate conventional and technological instruction are encouraged.
  • Fit into the regular curriculum.
  • Have significant instructional value.
  • Have a positive effect on student attitude and behavior.
  • Have been classroom tested and taught by you in recent years.
  • Be easily adaptable and usable by other teachers.
  • Be more than a single lesson. 

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Credentialed educators from all school districts, charter schools, and private schools countywide may submit an application if they teach K-12 (any subject or specialization) or provide teacher support at school sites and have a valid teaching credential.

Educators may submit as many grant applications as they wish. A person can receive one grant as an individual and one in partnership with another teacher or teachers. While applicants may submit as many applications as they wish, applicants are eligible to receive only 1 grant in the Individual Category and 1 grant in the Team Category.

Pre-Application Information:

Application opens November 1, 2021, and closes March 3, 2022.

Application Process and Deadline Date
1. Complete the online registration by Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 no later than 4:00 p.m
2. After completing the online registration, email your narrative and supporting documents in .pdf format no later than 4:00 PM, Friday, March 4th, 2022.

Teams should not exceed 5 team members.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

Approximately 20

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 Individual Awards and $2,000 Team Awards

Contact Information:


Email documents to

Ventura County Office of Education
5189 Verdugo Way
Camarillo, CA

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