Competitive Grant Programs
Penguin Random House - Teacher Awards for Literacy
Do You Know a Great Teacher?
Teachers Can Apply or be Nominated to the Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy
$10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 grant awards are available including $2,500 in Penguin Random House titles. Transportation, lodging and conference registration is also provided for the $10,000 grant recipient to attend the Penguin Random House Awards event at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in St. Louis, Missouri from November 16-19, 2017.
Deadline: September 15, 2017
Grant Guidelines & Procedures
Prior to submitting any grant to a funding source, please review the district's Grant Procedures and complete the Approval Form for Competitive Grant Proposals. A copy of the form, with principal signature, should be sent via interoffice mail to Zack Ward in Federal Programs & Grants.
Teachers in need of supplies, materials, and other resources for projects in their classroom can submit requests through Donors Choose. This free and easy-to-use web resource allows teachers to detail their project needs, and donors who visit the site choose which projects they want to contribute to.
Teachers are encouraged to visit the Donors Choose website and submit a proposal. The average project request is $642, and 70% of all projects are successfully funded, with high poverty schools receiving the vast majority of donations.
If you submit a request to Donors Choose, please email the web link for your proposal to Zack Ward in the Federal Programs & Grants office. If any technology is requested and received through Donors Choose, please contact Ashley May, the Digital Literacy Coordinator, to ensure compliance with district technology protocol.
Please note: Donors Choose is currently the only district-approved web-based fundraising platform.