GAR’s Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) Program is an annual program separate and distinct from the foundation’s regular grant-making in the area of education.
The goal of EIG is to support teacher-initiated, classroom-based projects and methods that demonstrably impact student academic achievement.
Grants are given to improve achievements in one or more classrooms, in entire grade levels or departments, and school wide. Programs should contain a logical sequence plan that directly improves student outcomes, promote collaborative efforts, and have the ability to be sustained after the grant is exhausted.
Eligibility: Teams of K–12 Summit County educators in public, private, and parochial schools and nonprofit charter schools; projects that help students meet or exceed Ohio’s New Learning Standards; projects that demonstrate initiative, creativity, and progressive ideas; projects that help teachers/students achieve or promote the district or school’s vision; and projects that demonstrate support for keeping learners on track along the six key transition points on the cradle-to-career continuum.
Deadline: Feb. 22, 2019
Maximum Award: 180 awards of $2,500