IDEA grants stand for INVEST, DEVELOP, ELEVATE, ACHIEVE. We have several categories of IDEA grants that range from $250.00 – $5,000.00. Proposals are submitted by teachers and are selected based on classroom innovation, creativity, and student ownership of learning.
Teachers can apply individually or with another teacher, grade level, school or another district. Our smallest category is the Compact Grant for up to $250.00. We often see amazing projects result from a small investment. Our largest grant category is the Collaborative Grant, for up to $5,000.00 and requires teachers to collaborate with a teacher in another district and a community partner. These projects allow teachers to gain new insights as they plan and implement a project with their peers and community partners.