Project Classroom Grant Program

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We understand that money is tight for teachers. That’s why we’ve developed a special grant program to allow teachers to purchase items they may not otherwise be able to afford. Greater Iowa Credit Union offers Project Classroom, a grant program for K-5 teachers. Five grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to teachers who teach within the 33 Iowa counties of Greater Iowa’s membership.

The application period is now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

The 2016 recipients are:

Ann Reynolds - Crestview School of Inquiry in Clive

Shannon Jones - Centennial Elementary in Altoona 

Holly Hutchison - United Community Schools in Boone

Jenna Deutmeyer - Emerson Hough Elementary in Newton

Jill Curry - Christ the King School in Des Moines

Ideas & Criteria

ProjectClassroom grant funds can be used for classroom supplies, technology, equipment, field trips – there are plenty of possibilities!

  • Does the project enhance the academic environment in the classroom and contribute toward academic achievement among the teacher’s students?
  • Does the project have compelling, creative or unique features which makes it stand out from traditional approaches to classroom teaching?
  • Are the project costs adequately detailed in the essay/proposal?
  • If funded with a grant, would the project have the support of the school’s administration?

Nominations

Nominations can come from members, teachers and administrators. Online applications for the grants will open in the fall of 2017.

Greater Iowa’s Membership Area

Greater Iowa’s Field of Membership includes the following 33 counties: Adair, Audubon, Boone, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Clarke, Crawford, Dallas, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Ida, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monona, Polk, Poweshiek, Sac, Shelby, Story, Tama, Warren, Webster, Woodbury and Wright.


Kendra Haugen, Jacobson Elementary, Belmond-Klemme School District

2015 Project Classroom Winner - Kendra Haugen, Jacobson Elementary, Belmond-Klemme School District

2015 ProjectClassroom Winner - Teresa Green, Edwards Elementary School, Ames School District

2015 ProjectClassroom Winner - Teresa Green, Edwards Elementary School, Ames School District