Each Fall, Vermont-NEA offers teachers grants of up to $500 for creative and useful initiatives in your own classroom or school. This year we are encouraging grants that focus on Anti-Racism, Wellness, and Social/Emotional Health. Projects can be classroom and student focused, or adult-focused.
1. You must be a Vermont-NEA member to apply for the mini-grant, to receive the funds, and during implementation of the project. If your project is a team effort, you must all be and remain members of Vermont-NEA. These mini-grants are available to all Vermont-NEA members - teachers and education support professionals.
2. Write your proposal by answering the questions on this form. Only online proposals will be accepted. It is suggested to type up the answers to each question in Word and copy and paste each answer into this form.
3. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021 for the Fall grant cycle, with notification soon thereafter. If we do not award the all the funds, we will hold a spring cycle.
The following criteria, where applicable, will be used during the selection process:
a. Impacts student learning
b. Addresses student/school/community needs
c. Is creative and innovative
d. States measurable, achievable goals
e. Describes activities that are directly related to the objectives
f. Evaluation is clear and concise
g. Budget is realistic and appropriate
h. Description summarizes the proposal