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FEDCO Teacher Grants

Grants to Los Angeles County, California K-12
Teachers to Enhance Learning Opportunities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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California Community Foundation (CCF) - FEDCO Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/29/18

Description:

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Grants to Los Angeles County, California individual teachers and teams of teachers to enhance the quality of public school education. This fund enables teachers to offer innovative hands-on and field-based learning opportunities to K-12 students. Funding may be used for specific project expenses, such as transportation, pre or post-field trip materials or the creation of final student projects.

Project Eligibility:
-Your project should be connected to core curriculum standards and include all students in your class.
-Your project should include engaging and creative experiential learning activities linked to common core standards or integrate community-related topics. (e.g. a nature-themed field trip, a series of experiments, a visit to a museum or cultural institution or community involvement).
-Your project should increase student academic achievement in one of four areas: language arts, math, science or social studies.
-Your project must include a final group project for all participating students.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154745

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$160,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

If you are applying as an individual, your grant request must range between $500 and $1,000.

Multiple teachers at one school may collaborate and submit a joint application to request for up to $2,000. Joint applications should be from a team of teachers instructing a similar grade level or subject area at the same school. If you are submitting a joint application, only one teacher may submit an application.

Term of Contract:

Funding is available for the 2018-19 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible you must teach K-12 full-time at a public or charter school in one of the following school districts: LAUSD, LACOE, ABC, Culver City, Norwalk-La Mirada or Pasadena Unified.

You must apply either individually or as part of a joint application. You may not submit grant applications for both.

You may not use grant funds for computer hardware or video cameras, or to pay salaries or substitute teachers.

Pre-Application Information:

Approval from your school administrator is required with the grant application.

Key Dates:
-Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Friday, June 29, 2018: Applications for funding accepted.
-August 2018: All applications reviewed and decisions made.
-September 2018: All teachers are notified of their application status and grants are distributed.

Applicants in the Norwalk/La Mirada and Culver City Unified School Districts may apply through the main program page beginning May 29, 2018. Applicants in the below school districts should visit their respective websites for more information:

ABC Unified School District:
http://www.abcusd.k12.ca.us/pages/ABC_Unified_School_District/About_ABC/ABCUSD_Foundation/Main_Nav/Grants_Available

Los Angeles Unified School District: Division of Instruction:
https://achieve.lausd.net/instruction#spn-content

Los Angeles County of Education: Friends of LACOE:
https://www.lacoe.edu/Home/FriendsofLACOE.aspx

Pasadena Unified School District: Pasadena Educational Foundation:
http://pasedfoundation.org/our-work/grants-awards/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

John Garcia III, Ed.L.D., Program Officer, Education
213-413-4130 Ext. 262
fedcofund@calfund.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles County (LAUSD, LACOE, ABC, Culver City, Norwalk-La Mirada, and Pasadena Unified School Districts)