Teachers must continuously enhance their professional development to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist, for technologies that have not yet been invented, and to solve problems we do not yet know are problems. SEED grants provide employees of Spotsylvania County Public School up to $500 for an activity that enhances professional growth. The grant provides financial assistance for the following professional development that include but are not limited to:
Apply For A SEED Grant
The Spotsylvania Education Foundation accepts SEED grant applications once a year, typically in October. 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 in December.
2022 SEED Grant Application will be available in October.
The following 2021 forms will inform potential applicants of the type of information that will be required.
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Other Grant Opportunities
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.
Awarded to educators K – 12, IDEA (Innovatively Developed Educational Activity) Grants are available to educators for unique, creative and innovative proposals that positively impact the student learning experience. Since 2015, the Spotsylvania Education Foundation has awarded over $82,500 across 84 IDEA Grants.