Excellence in Education Fund - Teacher Mini-Grant Program

Grants to Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota K-5
Teachers for Educational Resources to Benefit Students

GrantWatch ID#: 174119
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Siouxland Community Foundation


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota teachers in select cities to aid in funding resources for the classroom that may not be available otherwise. Teachers should teach grades K through 5. Funding may be used for equipment, materials, and activities. Teachers must work at school districts in Sioux City, Iowa; South Sioux City, Nebraska; and North Sioux City, South Dakota.

The purpose of the program is to assist teachers by providing grants for innovative classroom projects that improve student learning and make a positive, long-term impact in the classroom.

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that:
- Introduce or adapt an innovative or creative approach
- Improve student motivation and achievement
- Encourage active student participation
- Expand teaching strategies
- Address current challenges or issues
- Support building improvement plan goals

Up to $500 will be awarded to individual teachers or a team of teachers.
Up to $1,000 for a project that will benefit a school’s entire student body.

All K-5 teachers and instructional staff from public, private and parochial schools within the school districts serving Sioux City, Iowa; South Sioux City, Nebraska; and North Sioux City, South Dakota are eligible to apply.

Teachers may apply individually or as part of a team of teachers within one school. Collaborative applications are encouraged and will be given greater consideration. All applications must be approved by the school’s principal, with a signature on the application form.

Grant applications submitted for the following will not be considered:
- Field trips which are not an integral part of a proposed innovative activity
- Computer hardware. Software and computer accessories that are an integral part of a proposed innovative activity will be considered.
- In-service training for teachers
- Guided / Leveled Reading Program materials
- Applications submitted by booster clubs or special interest groups

Only one grant will be awarded per teacher per year.

Final determinations will be made during the second week of December.

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

To apply:

Siouxland Community Foundation
505 Fifth Street, Suite 412
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

Phone: 712-293-3303

Iowa: Sioux City
Nebraska: South Sioux City
South Dakota: North Sioux City

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USA: Iowa;   Nebraska;   South Dakota

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