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Grants to Illinois Individual Teachers for Grades 3-6 Science Projects in Chicago

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Geographic Focus

USA: Illinois

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Sprout Grant

Friends of the Parks


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #166964

Grant Description

Grants of up to $100 to Chicago, Illinois individual public, charter or parochial school teachers for grades 3-6 hands-on projects or programs that promote a passion for the sciences and improve the ecological health of the urban environment. Each project should do all of the following:

- Connect to the relevant science unit and state science learning standards
- Foster students’ appreciation for nature
- Improve the ecological health of our urban environment

Special attention may be give to projects that promote a STEM educational experience or integrate multiple disciplines, such as reading, art, writing, etc.

Office supplies, such as markers or pencils will not be funded.

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Eligibility:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Sprout grants will be awarded to those dedicated educators who demonstrate a commitment to improving science literacy in their classrooms and would like to integrate hands-on learning experiences into their curriculum.

To be considered:

1) Individual teachers or teachers across a grade level for grades 3-6 may apply;
2) Teachers must work in Chicago’s schools from either Chicago Public Schools, charter schools, or parochial schools where financial need is demonstrated;
3) Applications must have the signature of the principal or vice-principal.

Additional Geographic Information:

Chicago

Pre-Application Information:

Email or mail the application to the contact.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100.

Contact Information:

Nicole Machuca, Director of Environmental Education & Neighborhood Parks
(312) 857-2757 ext. 7
machucan@fotp.org

Friends of the Parks - Sprout Grant Program
17 North State, Suite 1450
Chicago, Illinois 60602

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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


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