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Creative Classroom Grants (CCG)

Grants to Virginia PreK-12 Educators for
Educational Projects in Public Schools

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Valley Alliance for Education (VAE)

Deadline Date:

03/15/18 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants of up to $1,500 to Virginia PreK-12 public school teachers to support creative instruction and educational excellence in August County and the Cities of Waynesboro and Staunton. Funding is intended to support special student-focused projects. Projects will foster classroom innovation and promote cooperation between public school systems and the private sector in the community.

Grants are available for special teaching/enrichment projects designed for:
-Implementation in an individual classroom or with a special student group.
-Implementation in multiple classrooms as a departmental, interdepartmental, or school-wide project.
-Individual, departmental, or school-wide projects with a particular emphasis on the understanding and use of computer hardware, software, or other technology resources.

Grants must be used in a PreK-12 educational setting, for an educational purpose, and for the direct benefit of students.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178859

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,500

Term of Contract:

Projects are to be implemented between August 2018 and April 2019 with the final evaluation and any unused funds due to VAE no later than May 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All teachers and staff who have direct instructional responsibility for students (including librarians and guidance counselors) in Preschool - 12th grade in the public schools in the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and the County of Augusta are eligible to apply.

Teachers’ aides, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and administrators are NOT eligible to be grant applicants.

Projects must be designed, written and implemented by the designated classroom teacher or other professional instructional individual.

Grants will not be funded for professional development, parent programs, or other services to adults. You should not request equipment or materials that are normally provided by the school division. Budget items for “normal” school supplies (paper, pencils, copy paper, etc.), a laptop, or honoraria for any school employee are not eligible for funding. Inclusion of non-eligible items in the budget request or a request greater than $1,500 will result in disqualification of the grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight).

Grant applications selected for funding will be announced in May, with checks distributed to school principals after July 1st.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Jenny Carter, Chair

Valley Alliance for Education
P.O. Box 515
Fishersville, Virginia 22939

(540) 943-0029

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and the County of Augusta