The GEF Teacher Grant Program provides direct grants to teachers in the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) schools in our three priority areas—Visual and Performing Arts, Science and Technology, and Health and Fitness. GEF Teacher Grants are meant to enrich and enhance learning environments at GUSD schools by supporting innovative curriculum and instructional practices. Since 2017, GEF has successfully awarded 40 grants for a total of $55,560, involving 68 GUSD teachers.
2021-22 Teacher Grant Program
GUSD classroom teachers may apply for one grant per school year. GUSD teachers who have received a GEF Teacher Grant must wait a year before reapplying. Collaborative proposals are welcomed.
The amount and Use of Awards: For the 2021-22 school year, teachers may submit proposals for one individual grant. Individual awarded amounts will be a maximum of $1,000. Multi-teacher awards will be a maximum of $3,000. Projects must directly benefit students, focus on GEF priority areas, relate to the curriculum, and enhance student academic experiences.
Grant funds can be used to purchase supplies, instructional materials, specialists, field trips, and limited technology hardware and electronic devices. GEF encourages proposals that do not ask solely for technology hardware or electronic devices. Equipment purchased with grant funds belongs to GUSD.
2021-22 Teacher Grant Application due on October 22, 2021
GEF Teacher Grants are made possible with generous support from Avery Dennison, Glendale Area Schools Credit Union, Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club of Glendale, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Rotary Club of Glendale Noon, the Bentley Family Fund, and individual community donors.
For more information, contact Jennifer Cano, GEF Executive Director at 818.247.0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org