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As with most schools across the nation, budgets don’t always cover the cost of hands-on activities that help students apply their knowledge – going beyond memorization so they remember what they’ve learned for more than a week. Engaging students in active learning lets them to observe, question, get stuck, make discoveries and most of all, achieve!

With generous sponsor support, nearly 2,400 grants totaling more than $1.7 Million have been awarded since 1989, with Florida’s School District Education Foundation Matching Grant program matching donations dollar-for-dollar. Grant awards to classrooms, grade-level and school-wide projects provide resource materials and equipment for learning activities the students will remember for a lifetime.

For SCPS Educators

Grant applications open at the beginning of each school year. To receive funding early in the school year, teachers should submit requests by the September deadline. This allows time to order and receive materials and supplies, implement the projects and measure the outcomes prior to deadlines.

Grant awards are $500 for classroom projects and up to $1,500 for grade-level or school-wide projects.  Some exceptions apply.

Reminder! All projects must have measurable outcomes and align with the Florida Standards. Applicants are required to review the guidelines for projects and the mandatory reporting requirements and return an acknowledgement form indicating compliance prior to receiving funds if awarded. For more information, please reference the 2018-19 Grants for Great Ideas Program Overview.

The 2018-19 grant cycle offers funding for STEM subjects, Literacy and the Arts.  At this time, we do not have funding available for Social Sciences or Physical Education.

Click here to complete the 2018 – 2019 Grant Application

Application Deadlines:

Cycle I:  Friday, September 14, 2018 (midnight)
Cycle II:  Friday, October 26, 2018 (midnight)
Cycle III: Friday, November 30, 2018 (midnight)

Example of Previously Funded Projects

Literacy:  13-006 Mohamed, Altamonte Elem

STEM Middle/High:  13-022 Kallin, Milwee Middle

Arts:  13-102Smith, Heathrow Elem

For more information, please contact our Program Manager at 407.320.0170 or webbtz@scps.k12.fl.us.