Grants for Teachers
Applications will be available April 2017!
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At the heart of every successful student experience is an inspired, passionate, and highly trained teacher. The Asheville City Schools Foundation supports and retains excellent teachers through the grants described below. Each year, we provide more than $100,000 in funds directly to teachers and classrooms to implement excellent teaching, inspire new projects and increase student achievement and enthusiasm.
Overview of Granting Opportunities
ACSF/ACS Fellows Grants
The ACS/ACSF Fellows Program is a comprehensive approach to retaining early/mid-career professionals by allowing teachers to design and implement innovative approaches to addressing the achievement gap in their classrooms. Funding of up to $5,000 may be granted per project for 1) training, conferences, and workshops; 2) release time from the classroom, or small stipends for work in the summer; and 3) materials that support implementation of new strategies.
ACSF Innovation Grants
An Innovation grant project is a new response to a challenge in the classroom, or a replication and expansion of a proven model that exists elsewhere. It is intended to improve student learning, through the use of materials and other resources. All projects are expected to fall under one of more of the following categories: teacher practice, student social and emotional support, STEM, early childhood, and literacy. Grants are awrded up to $5,000.
TAPAS (Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools) Grants
An arts-integration program that implements high quality artist residencies to create craft and performance experiences across all curriculum. TAPAS has maintained the ability to be a cost-effective, far-reaching program with a profound impact on both individual artists and students in our community. Grants are awarded up to $1,000 for artists time and materials.
Racial Equity Grants
Created to address racial equity within our schools, these grants support school-based teams that seek to understand the barriers to success and full inclusion for our students and families of color. These grants may be used for activities such as training, coaching, assessment, or planning that build your school/PTO's capacity to advance racial equity.