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

To be eligible, applicants must:

The A+ Education Foundation is now reviewing submitted applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Applicants will receive a decision notification via email on Tuesday, July 23.

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

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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, such as attending a conference or completing a certification. Grants can’t be used for payroll, stipends, higher education, or travel-related expenses.

Application Process


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 or budget 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, 2024: Grant applications open for the 2024 grant cycle
  • March 31, 2024: Deadline for fund expenditures by 2023 grant recipients
  • May 31, 2024: Deadline for accepting 2024 grant applications
  • May 31, 2024: Deadline for project evaluation by 2023 grant recipients
  • July 23, 2024: Foundation notifies 2024 grant applicants
  • March 31, 2025: Deadline for fund expenditures by 2024 grant recipients
  • May 30, 2025: Deadline for project evaluation by 2024 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.

Grant recipients must claim their grant and submit an evaluation by the deadline to be eligible for the next grant cycle.

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, recipients must submit additional electronic forms with copies of paid receipts or district invoices via the application portal by the reimbursement deadline. Purchases must be made after grant decisions are announced.

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 $1,302,550 to 1,278 talented educators in their quest to turn an idea into reality. Here are some of our recent winners.

2023 Grant Recipients

Nearly $105,000 in grants to 77 Central Texas educators.

2022 Grant Recipients

Over $79,000 in grants to 59 Central Texas educators.

2021 Grant Recipients

Over $84,000 in grants awarded to 64 Central Texas educators.


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