The Albany Fund for Education kicks off the 2021-2022 school year with new grant opportunities for educators and school personnel!
Three types of grants are now available:
Resource Grants allow teachers to request funding for specific one-time classroom needs or to support field trips. Resource grants do not require a community partner, and can range from $50 – $500.
Partnership Grants support classroom projects and programs implemented with the involvement of a community partner – a business or non-profit organization that contributes funds or services to the project. Awards range from $500-$1,500 for individual schools, with grants up to $2,500 for projects involving multiple schools or Albany High School academies.
Innovation Grants are intended for multi-school or large-scale projects with project budgets of $2,500 or more that introduce new ideas and resources to the District. Innovation Grants may also support pilot programs with a plan for later expansion. The participation of a community partner in Innovation Grants is highly recommended, but is not required.
For more information, check out the Grants page on the new AFE website!
AFE and the Office of Professional Development are hosting a Google Meet on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 4pm to share information about grants and the grant application process for educators and building staff. This workshop is intended for new and experienced district staff. To register, contact Jennifer Justice.