Teachers often have to purchase their own supplies when decorating their classrooms or creating lesson plans. Even standard office supplies, like pens and paper, can sometimes come out of a teacher’s personal savings.
While the U.S. government gives a $250 tax credit to teachers for school supplies they buy, many surpass this amount. Recently, 94% of public school educators reported that they dipped into their own funds to pay for class supplies. On average, teachers spend $479 out of pocket, with nearly 10% reportedly spending more than $1,000 a year.
Students struggling to grasp the curriculum often rely on these supplemental materials, so it is important that educators have adequate funding.. However, these additional resources are not always subsidized by schools. In recognition of the sacrifices and dedication of our teachers, we’ve found 12 grants to help ease the burdens of these costs.
12 Grants for Educators
- Grants of up to $1,500 are available to high school chemistry teachers to pursue career development opportunities.
- There are also grants of up to $5,000 available to USA educators to enhance the learning experience for students.
- Funding is available to USA, Canada, and International teachers and counselors to cover the costs associated with attending an educational conference.
- USA educators can apply for a grant of $500 for classroom projects and lessons related to aviation.
- There are grants to high school journalism teachers to subsidize the cost of attending teacher workshops at an American university.
- Grants of up to $1,000 are available to USA K-5 teachers for creative educational programming.
- There are also grants of up to $125 and in-kind grants of pet store discounts to PreK-9 teachers to teach about responsible pet care and bonding with animals.
- In-kind grants of essential school supplies are available to teachers in underserved preschools and schools.
- USA K-3 educators can apply for grants of up to $200 for professional development in the area of early literacy.
- Grants of up to $1,000 are also available to schools, volunteers, and educators for programs to improve physical fitness and education for students.
- In addition, grants of up to $5,000 are available to teachers for projects to enhance equity and cultural understanding.
- Finally, in-kind grants are available to elementary and middle school educators (grades 2-6) to receive access to an online math program.
More Grants are Available!
Discover more grants available to teachers at GrantWatch.com. Grants are also available for preschools, elementary schools, high schools, and post-secondary education (IHEs). As the school holidays end, we look forward to the new term and those going back to school!