The 2024-25 Creative Classroom Grant application is now CLOSED!
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM
The Creative Classroom Grants program was established to promote educational excellence and creative instruction in our region’s public schools. Imagine. Innovate. Inspire. This is the focus of the VAE and this should be the focus of your grant application. We are looking to fund new and innovative ideas.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: FEBRUARY 20th, 2024 - 11:59 P.M.
All teachers and staff who have direct instructional responsibility for students (including librarians and guidance counselors) in grades Pre K‐12 in the public schools in the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and the County of Augusta are eligible to apply. Teachers’ aides, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and administrators are NOT eligible to be grant applicants. Projects must be designed, written and implemented by the designated classroom teacher or other professional instructional individual.
Each individual will only be allowed to submit and potentially be awarded two (2) grants for funding consideration in each year.
Do you have a creative idea for a classroom project? Just need a way to fund it?? APPLY TODAY!!
All applications will be reviewed in a blind process, the reader will have no information pertaining to the writer, district, or school. Applications will be graded solely on content, creativity, and merit.
PLEASE READ THE ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY – IMPORTANT CHANGES WERE MADE FOR THE 2024-25 ACADEMIC YEAR.
Are you a 1st time applicant? Click below on the previous Grant Workshops links to hear grant writing tips and suggestions from previous CCG winners and grant evaluators.
Grants of up to $1,500 are available for special teaching/enrichment projects designed for:
· Implementation in an individual classroom or with a special student group.
· Implementation in multiple classrooms as a departmental, interdepartmental, or school-wide project.
· Individual, departmental, or school-wide projects with a particular emphasis on the understanding and use of computer hardware, software, or other technology resources.
· Important: Due to the number of excellent grant requests submitted in the previous year, each individual will only be allowed to submit 2 grants for funding consideration each year.
Current 2023-24 CCG grant winners will need to submit a year end project evaluation and financial report by April 15, 2024.
Reports may be submitted electronically to VAE at email@example.com or sent to VAE, P.O. Box 515, Fishersville, VA 22939. All grant recipients are responsible for submitting a written evaluation of the project and final budget account, including receipts for expenses by April 15, 2024, or upon conclusion of the project if earlier. Please see the evaluation form below. Any allocated grant funds more than $25 which have not been spent and documented by April 15, 2024, must be returned to VAE with the final evaluation and budget report.
Click here for CCG FINAL PROJECT EVALUATION and FINANCIAL REPORT.
Grant recipients are expected to give recognition to VAE in any publication, in any materials related to the project, and in any publicity or media coverage of the project. Recipients are expected to share the results of their projects with others in educational settings and/or in VAE sponsored events.
Photos and thank you notes from students are appreciated throughout the year. They are used in our acknowledgement and thank you letters sent to donors who make the CCG program possible. (The preferred format for photos is via email.) Please have students sign first name only with no dates. Thank you, notes/cards can be sent to VAE – P.O. Box 515, Fishersville, VA 22939.
Congratulations to the 2023-24 Creative Classroom Grant Winners! Thank you, to everyone who submitted a completed application.
NTELOS Foundation - Special Grant
VAE is excited to announce that we were one of eighteen non-profit organizations to receive a special one-time only grant facilitated through the Community foundation. This grant was chosen by several former NTELOS and Lumos Networks executives. This grant is a financial boost to VAE and will allow us to serve the needs in our community today while remaining financially sustainable to address needs for many years to come.
The VAE grant from the NTELOS foundation is gifted in the name of Executive Leader, Carl Rosberg, and is specifically designated for funding classroom grants. In addition to having a storied career in the telecommunications industry, Carl continues to positively impact the community through his ongoing leadership and philanthropic focus. Carl is instrumental both in early works of VAE and defining our ongoing educational mission.
VAE receives NTELOS Foundation grant gifted in the name of Executive Leader, Carl Rosberg