IDEA Grant - Innovatively Developed Educational Activity
The Spotsylvania Education Foundation supports efforts to enhance the quality of education in our public schools through innovation and creativity by awarding IDEA Grants of up to $2,000 each to teachers and staff. Each year the foundation seeks grants proposals from educators that present promising ideas for achieving the division’s curricular goals, strengthening students’ personal development and encouraging links in the community. These grants are awarded with the intention of enhancing and enriching Spotsylvania students in grades Pre-K to 12 by:
Areas Supported by Idea Grants Include:
Apply For An IDEA Grant
The Spotsylvania Education Foundation accepts grant applications once a year, near the beginning of the school year. Once the application period closes, complete application packages are reviewed by the Grants Committee. Recommended grants are presented to the SEF Board of Directors for final approval. Grant awards will be announced as quickly as possible to allow timely implementation of proposed projects. A more specific timeline of the IDEA grant process can be found in the yearly application form.
2022 IDEA Grant Application period is now open!
Complete applications must be emailed to email@example.com by 5:00 pm on 9/19/22.
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Other Grant Opportunities
SEED (Spotsylvania Endowment for Education Development) Grants provide support for SCPS employees to engage in activities that enhance their professional growth such as college courses, trainings, or conferences. Since 2015, the Spotsylvania Education Foundation has awarded over $32,500 across 86 SEED Grants.
Dr. Jerry Hill Leadership Grants
The Dr. Jerry Hill Leadership Grant provides one educator up to $1,000 each year to acquire training which will enhance their ability to take on a leadership role and impact educational change within in their school. Recipients are asked to work with his or her school faculty in a collaborative effort to promote professional growth and improve educational services.