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A+ Education Foundation

Grants Program

The A+ Education Foundation awards grants of up to $1,500 to eligible pre-K to 12 educators for materials, training, and other class or school needs.

Contributing To Your Cause

Educators give a lot – their best selves, their time, and often their hard-earned money. We believe those who go above and beyond to innovate, enrich learning, and contribute to student wellness should get the support they need.

With the help of our members, the A+ Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, awards grants of up to $1,500 to professionally certified educators each year.

To be eligible, applicants must:

The Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

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Grant Program Overview

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How It Works

Grants are awarded in amounts up to $1,500 based on an applicant’s proposed budget. Funds may be used to support new and ongoing programs that enhance student learning and wellness or promote professional development. Grants can’t be used for payroll, stipends, or travel-related expenses.

Application Process

Requirements

Educators can only apply once per grant cycle. If there are multiple educators working on the same project, each one has to apply for a grant separately and provide an individual narrative detailing how the grant will impact students. This means applicants must work on their submissions independently and provide unique responses; duplicate submissions will not be considered.

To ensure anonymity, applicant information won’t be visible to the selection committee. For this reason, do not refer to your name, campus, or any other specific identifiers (such as district, location, colors, mascot, etc.) anywhere in the grant portion of the application. Including restricted information will be cause for disqualification.

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Submissions Evaluated On

  • Clearly stated, realistic, measurable objectives and goals
  • Well-defined project description
  • Realistic and clear timeline
  • Measurable evaluation plan directly related to goals and objectives
  • Complete, itemized, and correctly totaled budget
  • Adherence to all grant application requirements
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Important Dates

  • February 15, 2023: Grant applications open for the 2023 grant cycle
  • March 31, 2023: Deadline for fund expenditures by 2022 grant recipients
  • May 31, 2023: Deadline for accepting 2023 grant applications
  • May 31, 2023: Deadline for project evaluation by 2022 grant recipients
  • July 19, 2023: Foundation notifies 2023 grant applicants
  • March 31, 2024: Deadline for fund expenditures by 2023 grant recipients
  • May 31, 2024: Deadline for project evaluation by 2023 grant recipients

Things To Note

The number of grants awarded each year depends on how much money is donated to the A+ Education Foundation, the number of grant applicants, and the total dollar amount requested by applicants that grant cycle.

If you have questions or need any additional information about the grant program, please call 512.533.4390 or email [email protected].

Completion of a grant application in no way guarantees eligibility or funding. The A+ Education Foundation Board shall be the sole decision-maker regarding the award of any grant, and its decision shall be final. The Foundation also reserves the right to amend the terms of any grant at any time without prior notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the grant application is now open to all professionally certified educators who meet the eligibility requirements.

Once the application is submitted, it can no longer be edited. Follow these instructions to request it be opened for editing.

Follow these instructions to check the status of your reference request. Applicants must ensure their administrator submits the required approval by the deadline. Otherwise, the application will be disqualified.

No, you can change quantities and substitute similar items as needed. However, major changes need prior approval from the A+ Education Foundation. If you have questions, please contact us.

Grant recipients receive funds after the costs are incurred. To get reimbursed for purchases, winners must submit additional electronic forms with copies of paid receipts or district invoices via the application portal by the reimbursement deadline.

Multiple requests can be made as purchases are made, and funds are typically deposited to the grant recipient’s A+FCU account within seven business days.

You’ll need to log in to Submittable with the email used to create your account. Here are instructions on how to access existing applications. To complete a Grant Funds Request Form or Project Evaluation, click the Forms tab.

Past Grant Recipients

Over the years we’ve awarded over $1,197,500 to 1,201 talented educators in their quest to turn an idea into reality. Here are some of our recent winners.

2022 Grant Winners

The A+ Education Foundation awarded over $79,000 in grants to 59 Central Texas educators.

2021 Grant Winners

Over $84,350 in grants awarded to 64 Central Texas educators.

2020 Grant Winners

The A+ Education Foundation awarded over $126,000 to 91 Central Texas educators.

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