Foundation / Corporation
Grants of up to $10,000 to Texas independent school districts in eligible locations to address social inequities. Funding is intended to develop and implement creative strategies that respond to disparities resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and racial injustice. The grant program will address time-sensitive needs for innovation and educational enhancement in ISD schools in Austin.
This grant opportunity encourages teacher-led, collaborative projects that impact marginalized communities by focusing on the social and emotional wellbeing of staff, students, and their families, implementing cultural proficiency and inclusiveness practices, as well as strategies to engage students who have been disconnected from school during the pandemic. Potential aligned projects will respond to time-sensitive needs for educational enhancement and innovation in a remote or classroom environment.
Applicants will express compelling needs to impact students from marginalized groups that are supported by sources of evidence and data. In addition, applicants will engage in collaborative projects that focus on the following areas:
In-Scope Budget Items:
GrantWatch ID#: 195057
The Special Grant Program will award up to $10,000 for projects that are collaborative and have a team or campus-wide impact. Requests up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that impact individual classrooms.
Austin Ed Fund will also consider a select number of two-year grants for up to $10,000.
To reward project leads and collaborators for their work going above and beyond in implementing their project, applicants may include supplemental pay within their overall budget request. Applicants may request up to 10 hours of supplemental pay for the project lead. Or, applicants may request up to 20 hours of supplemental pay to compensate the project team (which may include multiple collaborators). The current supplemental pay rate for planning/prep for professional staff is $25/hour, while classified staff will be paid their usual hourly rate.
Austin Ed Fund will consider multi-year requests. Austin Ed Fund will offer this Special Grant Program in order to be responsive to school needs that arise during the spring and summer.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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