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Each year, the Foundation for Seminole County Public School awards grants to innovative teachers for STEM, Literacy, and Arts projects through our Grants for Great Ideas program. These projects go beyond normal classroom instruction and allow teachers to provide truly memorable experiences for their students. These hands-on projects help students observe, question, learn, and, most of all, achieve!

With generous support from our community, FSCPS distributes over 50 grants each year that impact nearly 10,000 students in Seminole county. 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 up to $1,000 for classroom projects and up to $2,500 for grade-level or school-wide projects, both amounts greatly increased in 2022!

Reminder! All applicants must review the guidelines and Program Overview. Additionally, one teacher associated with each funded grant must complete an acknowledgment form that states all parties associated with the grant understand that they must complete and return an expenditure log including an account history from your school’s book keeper. Grantees will also affirm that their projects will have measurable outcomes that must be reported back to the Foundation by the indicated deadline. The 2022-2023 grant cycle offers funding for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM), English Language Arts (ELA), and Arts projects.

The Cycle III 2022 – 2023 Grant Application is now open for ELA projects only!

What to learn more about how to put your great idea into action?
Watch our brief  Virtual Information Session

Application Deadlines:

Cycle I:  Sunday, September 18, 2022 (midnight)
Cycle II:  Sunday, October 23, 2022 (midnight)
Cycle III*: Sunday, November 20, 2022 (midnight)

*Cycle III will only open if funding is available.

For more information, check out the 2022-2023 Grants for Great Ideas Program Overview. Before applying, review the Grants for Great Ideas Application Resource to help the application reviewers better understand your idea.

Example of Previously Funded Projects

ELA:  QR Codes in First Grade

Arts: The Science of Ceramics

For more information, please contact our Program Manager at 407.320.0119 or mercadmz@scps.k12.fl.us.