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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 $500 for classroom projects and up to $1,500 for grade-level or school-wide projects. This year STEM projects will have a $750 maximum for classroom grants, and $2,000 for grade-level and school wide projects.

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. For more information, check out the 2021-2022 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.

The 2021-2022 grant cycle offers funding for STEM, Literacy and Arts projects.

The 2021 – 2022 Grant Application is now available!

Application Deadlines:

Cycle I:  Sunday, September 26, 2021 (midnight)
Cycle II:  Sunday, October 24, 2021 (midnight)
Cycle III: Sunday, November 21, 2021 (midnight)

Example of Previously Funded Projects

Literacy:  QR Codes in First Grade

STEM Middle/High: Agriscience Farm

Arts: The Science of Ceramics

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