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AAEF National Grant Program Application


Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant Application
 

 

Available Awards
Grants are available for up to $500. Due to an increase in application submissions, grants are highly competitive and we can only provide funds to a fraction of those who apply. If you would like to donate funds so that we can provide more awards, please do so on our donation page.

Classroom Grant Funding Options
Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials including, but not limited to, books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.

Eligibility

Classroom grants are available to all full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years. Awards are competitive. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric. Join AAE today.

Several states have their own competitions, applicants from those states will not be considered in the national pool of applicants. If your state is listed, please click on it to be taken to the application for your state-specific contest: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, and Washington.


Application Deadlines

Autumn:  October 1st Spring:  March 1st

Fall Deadline Extended to October 8th

*Online applications must be received before 11:59pm EST on the day of the deadline to be considered.


Please fill out the application below.  All fields are required.
Part I - Contact Information
Teacher's Information
Teacher's First Name Teacher's Last Name
Please provide a valid first name. Please provide a valid last name.
Teacher's Primary Email
Please provide a valid email address.Most communication will be done via email. Please make sure that this is an email account that you check regularly.
Teacher's Phone Number
Please enter a phone number you may be reached at.

 

If you win, we will submit a press release to your local paper(s). If you know the name of your local paper(s), please provide it/them below.

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Have you won any awards, sat on any committees, provided testimony, or otherwise been recognized in connection to your work as an educator?

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Upload Headshot
Please upload a headshot or yearbook photo.Please upload a headshot
School Information School Name Please enter the name of your school.

School District, School Network, or Charter Chain Please enter your school district, network, or chain.
Type of School Please indicate the type of school
School Street Address Please enter the street address for your school.
School City Please enter the city your school is located in.
School State Please enter your school's state.
School Zip Code Please enter a valid zip code for your school.
School Phone Number Please provide a valid phone number for your school.
Principal's Information
Title Principal's First Name Principal's Last Name
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Principal's Email
please provide a valid email where your principal can be reached at.

Part II - Membership in the Association of American Educators
Are you an AAE Member?Please select whether you are a member of the Association of American Educators or not.
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If so, how many years?Please let us know how many years you have been a member for.
What was your reason for joining AAE?Please let us know your reason for joining AAE.


Part III - Proposal
Please fill select the grade level and subject the grant is being applied for.
Grade LevelPlease enter the grade or grades the grant is being requested for.
Subject AreaPlease select the subject(s) the grant will be used for.

Proposal Topic
Indicate your proposal topic
Please choose the category that best represents the topic or nature of the professional development or the purpose of your proposal.
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Funds Used For

Please specify what you are purchasing.

In a few words, please describe the items you intend to purchase if provided the funds.  Description should be as specific and detailed as possible.  Examples:

  • Non-fiction Book Set
  • Career Guidance Packs
  • Document Camera
  • Music Notation Software
  • Makerbots

 

Proposal

In a Microsoft Word, text, or pdf document list and answer all five questions below.

This part of the application will scored blind. As you answer the question, please avoid personal information that could be used to identify you, your students, or your school.

Unfortunately, our system is not compatible with Google Doc or Apple Pages uploads, please convert these documents into another file format.

Questions:
  1. Provide an overview of the project or program that you are hoping to complete in your classroom should you be awarded the materials you are applying for. (100 words)
  2. In a 2-column table, list the items you want to purchase and their approximate cost. Include a total cost at the bottom of the table.
  3. Describe in detail what led you to seek funding. Include information about the specific need of your students, class, school, and/or community. Also include if you considered any research (100 words).
  4. Describe in detail how the program, project, or materials will be used and implemented. Include lesson plans, unit overviews, additional people involved and timelines as necessary (100 words).
  5. Describe in detail the impact that the purchased materials will have on your students, school, or community. Include information on specific benefits you hope to see and how you will be able to judge your own success (100 words).
AnonymityPlease specify your understanding of the need for anonymity. I understand that any information in the uploaded document below should be free of identifying information, including my name, students names, and my school name.

 

Upload ProposalPlease upload your grant proposal in *.doc or *.txt file format.
Please acknowledge that you understand the grant terms.
Please acknowledge that you understand the grant terms.
Please acknowledge that the information provided is truthful.




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