High Impact grant funding available for teachers and schools

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Letter of Idea Proposals are now being accepted by The Education Foundation of Indian River County for 2021-2022 High Impact Grants. Individual teachers and school principals are encouraged to submit a Letter of Idea outlining proposals for classroom, grade-level, or school-wide projects. Seventeen proposals were submitted last year and $62,406.34 was awarded to nine High Impact Grant finalists. These proposals can be viewed on the Education Foundation website https://bit.ly/2ZRAXm8.

All Indian River County public and public-charter schools are eligible to participate in the competitive process. Successful proposals will address one of the following four (4) areas, with a focus on increasing student achievement: school culture/climate (social/emotional supports), science (K-12), math (K-12), or reading (K-12). The grant request can support a new project or expand upon a proven model. Projects are required to include measurable outcomes and plans for sustainability. Grants of up to $10,000 will be considered.

The deadline for Letters of Idea submission is September 3rd and proposals will be reviewed during the week of September 6th-10th, 2021. Selected finalists will present to a panel of Education Foundation board members, local funders, and a representative of the SDIRC during the week of September 13th-17th. The panel will announce funded projects the week of September 21st with grant awards distributed by October 20th to be spent by June 30th, 2022.

Funding for High Impact grants is made possible by a 1:1 matching grant program through the Florida Legislature. Local match partners include United Way of Indian River County; John’s Island Community Service League; Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program; Head, Heart, and Hands of Indian River Golf Club; and Quail Valley Charities.

For more information, please contact the Education Foundation office: Douglas Herron, Executive Director, director@edfoundationirc.org, (772) 564 0034

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