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CFE Small Grants

Grants to Chicago, Illinois Teachers and Educators
to Enhance PreK-8 Public School Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE)

Deadline Date:

11/04/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $500 to Chicago, Illinois PreK-12 public school teachers and educators for classroom-scale and school-wide projects that address specific social, emotional, and academic needs of students. Funding may be used for supplies, books, field trips, materials, and other items that will deepen student engagement and promote active learning.

Partner Pilot Programs

For a second year, the Foundation is including an initiative within Small Grants called “CFE-OS Classroom Grants”. CFE will award Classroom Grants to 40 new teachers working in CPS’s Opportunity Schools (OS). Each grant will be in the amount of $500, and grantees may purchase resources and materials ranging from general classroom supplies to books to artifacts.

And, new this year, the Foundation is including a second initiative within Small Grants called “CFE-TST Impact Grants”. CFE will award Impact Grants to 10 Teachers Supporting Teachers (TST) Teacher Liaisons working in CPS schools with TST partnerships. Each grant will be in the amount of $500, and grantees may purchase resources and materials that help drive their TST team’s school-wide goal.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155028

Number of Grants:

CFE will award Classroom Grants to 40 new teachers working in CPS’s Opportunity Schools (OS). CFE will award Impact Grants to 10 Teachers Supporting Teachers (TST) Teacher Liaisons working in CPS schools with TST partnerships.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $500.

Term of Contract:

Project Implementation: January through June 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be PreK-12th Chicago public school educators, working at any school that falls underneath the broadest CPS “umbrella”: neighborhood, charter, contract, magnet, turnaround, etc. Applicants must work directly with students at least 50% of the time, and can be classroom teachers, librarians, social workers, team leaders, technology coaches, etc. Applicants must meet state and local licensure requirements.

Teams of up to 4 members are welcome.

Though teachers may submit more than one application, each teacher is eligible to receive only one grant (either as an individual or as a member of a Small Grant Team).

Pre-Application Information:

Dates and Deadlines:
- Application Available: August 19, 2019
- Application Due: November 4, 2019
- Application Review Period: Late November to December 5, 2019
- Award Notification via Email: Week of December 9, 2019
- Implementation: January through June 2020

Contact Information:

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

Chicago Foundation for Education
phone: 312.670.2323
email: CFE@cfegrants.org

641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60661

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Chicago

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