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Excellence in Education Fund - Teacher Mini-Grant Program

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

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Foundation / Corporation

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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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174119

Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

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

Contact Information:

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

Grant Coverage Areas:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa;   Nebraska;   South Dakota