Grants of up to $1,000 to New York public school teachers and administrators in eligible localities to enrich the overall educational experience of students through capital projects not traditionally funded through other resources. Eligible applicants must be located in Bethlehem Central School District.
The BCCF invites applications to the Classroom Innovation Grant program for innovative classroom or building wide initiatives, materials, or curriculum that promote one or more of the following:
Greater academic achievement;
New ways of learning and solving problems; and/or
Projects that encourage student/educator collaboration.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Bethlehem Central School District teachers, groups of teachers, administrators, and other school staff are eligible to apply for grants.
Funding may be requested for partnerships with appropriate outside organizations, but the primary applicant must be employed within the school system.
Grants will generally not be awarded for:
- Class trips or school-wide assemblies;
- Snacks or food to be served during the project;
- Substitute teachers;
- Teacher stipends to enable participation in the project unless the program requires a significant time commitment outside of normal school hours.
Applications are due April 27, 2023 and will be reviewed by the committee during the months of May and June. Decisions will be made by July.
To apply, download the attached guidelines and application forms.
Applications will be reviewed by the committee during the months of April and May. Decisions will be made by June. Completed applications will be the primary information source used by the committee to make funding decisions, so please provide a concise, but thorough, summary of the merits of the program or project. All applicants will receive notification of the committee’s decision by postal mail or email.
Estimated Size of Grant
Grant requests may be funded in amounts up to $1,000.
Special projects requesting funding of more than $1,000 will be considered; demonstration of increased impact and collaboration with other teachers and/or funding sources will increase the likelihood of grant being awarded.
Term of Contract
Multi-year funding requests cannot be considered.
Email completed applications to Melisa Logan, Program Associate, at email@example.com.
Applications can also be mailed to Melisa’s attention at:
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Two Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203