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Posted February 13, 2020
Great teaching should be rewarded.

Teaching is tough. Turns out it’s expensive too. We think schools and educators who go above and beyond creating innovative and creative programs should get the support they need. The A+ Education Foundation awards grants up to $1,500 to A+FCU members who are professionally certified educators teaching Pre-K – 12. Since 2005, the A+ Education Foundation has awarded over $907,000 to 987 educators.

Grant applications are now open for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 31.

Learn more about A+ Education Foundation.

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How It Works

Grant money must go toward supporting new and ongoing programs, including equipment, supplies, materials, and training. The funds can’t be used to pay teachers or substitutes or for stipends and travel-related expenses.

Grants are awarded in amounts up to $1,500, with the amount based on a budget detail form submitted by the educator.

The number of grants awarded each year depends on how much the A+ Education Foundation gets in donations during the year, the number of grant recipients, and the total dollar amount requested by applicants.

Application Process
  • Complete the online grant application and the Grant Budget Detail form
  • Obtain your school principal’s approval
  • Submit your completed online application by the deadline

To ensure anonymity throughout the selection process, the selection committee will not have access to applicant names. For this reason, do not refer to your name, your campus, or anything specific to your campus (such as district, location, colors, mascot, etc.) anywhere in the application.

Submissions evaluated on:
  • Clearly-stated, realistic, measurable, objectives and goals
  • Well-defined project description
  • Realistic and clear time schedule
  • Measurable evaluation plan directly related to goals and objectives
  • Complete, itemized, and correctly totaled Budget Detail
  • Adherence to all grant application requirements
Requirements

Applicants must be professionally-certified educators teaching pre-K – 12 and employed by a school within A+FCU’s field of membership. Applicants must also be primary members of A+FCU, meaning their name has to be first or only name on the account.

Educators can only apply once a year, and can only receive one grant a year. If there are multiple educators working on the same project, each one can apply for a grant. Keep in mind each applicant has to provide an individual narrative detailing how the grant will impact her or his students.

Important Dates
February 13, 2020 Grant applications are open for 2020
March 31, 2020 Deadline for fund expenditures by 2019 grant recipients
May 29, 2020 Deadline for project evaluation by 2019 grant recipients
May 31, 2020 Deadline for accepting 2020 grant applications
July 15, 2020 Foundation notifies grant recipients
March 31, 2021 Deadline for fund expenditures by grant recipients
May 31, 2021 Deadline for project evaluation by grant recipients

If you have questions or need any additional information about the grant program, please call 512.533.4390 or email educationfoundation@aplusfcu.org.

2019 Grant Winners

For the 2019 Grant program, the A+ Education Foundation awarded over $72,000 to 79 Central Texas educators.

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Past Winners

Over the years we’ve awarded over $907,000 in grants to 987 talented teachers and innovative programs. Here are some of the past winners.

2018 Grant Recipients2017 Grant Recipients | 2016 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients receive funds after the costs are incurred. To get reimbursed for purchases, Grant Recipients will submit a Grant Funds Request form along with copies of paid receipts to educationfoundation@aplusfcu.org by March 31, 2020, to receive a reimbursement to your A+FCU account.