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Grants to New York PreK-12 Teachers in Eligible Counties to Enhance Students' Educational Experience

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Fund for Excellence in Education Teacher Grants

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #163285

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Grants of up to $2,500 to New York PreK-12 teachers in eligible counties to enhance students' educational experience. Funding is intended to support professional development programs for teachers, and classroom projects that involve writing, general learning, and community service. Grants awarded will directly benefit classroom learning and support the achievement of educational outcomes. Eligible applicants are teachers in Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counties.

Grants available to Public, Parochial, and Private/Independent Schools:

  • General Grants:  Teachers may apply for grants that fulfill one or both of these criteria:
    • 1) Support for classroom projects and initiatives which will improve learning opportunities for students
    • 2) Support for the personal and professional enhancement of teachers (not to fulfill Masters program or certification requirements).
  • Writing Grant(s):  A grant will be awarded to K-12 teachers for either professional development in the field of teaching writing or for a specific program designed to enhance the writing abilities of students.

Grants available to Public Schools Only:

  • Marionette/Puppet Grant(s):  A grant will be awarded to a public school teacher for projects that incorporate student and/or teacher-made marionettes and puppets in the curricula.  Preference will be given to multi-cultural or multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Dutchess County - Dennis Markle Memorial Community​ Service Grant(s):  These grants will be awarded to Dutchess County public school teachers for projects that involve students in community service.  Examples of the type of projects that would be considered for these grants are projects involving senior citizens, hospice, day-care, disadvantaged populations, and community beautification projects.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants will be classroom teachers of Pre-K – 12 in Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counties (Parochial, Private/Independent, and Public Schools).

Grant funding is not to be used for field trips or after-school activities.

Pre-Application Information:

- Fall Online Application available: 7/1/2022
- Fall Application Deadlines: 11/15/2022
- Award Notification: December 2022

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Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants made through this program will not exceed $2,500. Average awards range from $1,000-$1,500.

Contact Information:

Online application portal:

For questions contact Cristin McPeake, Director of Programs at (845) 452-3077 or

Contact information for Dutchess & Putnam Counties:
80 Washington Street, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone 845-452-3077
Fax 845-452-3083

Contact information for Ulster County:
280 Wall Street, P.O. Box 3046
Kingston, NY 12402
Phone 845-338-2535
Fax 845-338-2535

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