The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity – The Innovation Fund Tiny Grant Program!
Governor Nathan Deal recently released the details of the Innovation Fund Tiny Grant program, a competitive grant opportunity for traditional public schools, charter schools, and school districts. Here are the details of the program:
What is a Tiny Grant?
Tiny grants will provide traditional public schools, charter schools, and school districts between $1,000 and $10,000 to implement an innovative project that will deeply engage students. An innovative project solves an existing problem in an inventive way and has the potential to have a large and lasting impact on the academic environment. GOSA will accept applications on a rolling basis and review those applications four times throughout the year. Tiny Grant-funded programs or projects must align with one of the following priority areas:
Who is eligible to apply?
You are eligible to participate in the Tiny Grant program if:
CobbTank- Deadline to Apply: September 30th
Cobb Tank is modeled off the popular TV show, “Shark Tank,” where eager contestants pitch their idea to a panel of “sharks” in hopes of being awarded funding for their project. Last year boasted 100 teacher/team applications with nine being awarded funding for innovative projects totaling over $83,000! Example winners include Hendricks Elementary School's Reading Nook, Cooper Middle School's Power in the Palm of their Hands and Kennesaw Mountain High School's Moving the Planets and Stars into the Classroom. Apply at http://cobbtank.weebly.com/
Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant- Deadline to Appy: October 1st
The Herb Society of America offers these grants to teachers of grades 3-6 classes of at least 15 students. Ten schools will receive $200 "seed money" grants to establish indoor or outdoor herb gardens. Funds may be used for soil, plant trays, containers or tools. Apply at http://bit.ly/MpoSsc
Target Field Trip Grants- Deadline to Apply: October 1st
Target grants of up to $700 for K-12 schools; Field trips should connect students' classroom curricula to out-of-school experiences and take place between January and the end of the school year. Apply here http://bit.ly/1M8lzai
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program- Deadline to Apply: October 15th
This program offers grants of between $100 to $500 for environmental stewardship projects that focus on native plants and cultivate students' appreciation for nature. Funds may be used to purchase native plants and seeds. Apply here http://bit.ly/1JSgWwc
SaveOnEnergy Grants- Deadline to Apply: October 21st
These $500 grants go to teachers with the best lesson plans for helping K-8 students learn about energy or sustainability. Grant money can be used to buy materials to implement the lesson. Apply at http://bit.ly/29Zvf9i