Project Classroom Grant Program
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 2017 application period will be open from August 1 - September 15.
The 2016 recipients:
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 can come from members, teachers and administrators. Online applications for the grants will open August 1 - September 15, 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.
2015 Project Classroom Winner - Kendra Haugen, Jacobson Elementary, Belmond-Klemme School District
2015 ProjectClassroom Winner - Teresa Green, Edwards Elementary School, Ames School District