Project Classroom Grant Program

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Application Period Application Period Awards Winners Notified
Spring 2019  January 14 – February 17 Four $1,000 grants awarded Winners were announced in March. 
Fall 2019 August 12 - September 15 Four $1,000 grants awarded Winners will be contacted in early October.

The fall 2019 winners have been contacted and will be announced in the coming weeks. Thank you to all of our applicants!

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-8 teachers. In 2019, eight grants of $1,000 each, 4 in the spring and 4 in the fall, will be awarded to teachers within the 33 counties of GICU's membership area (see list below).

Ideas & Criteria

Project Classroom 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?

Please note that all questions must be answered for application to be considered. If project will exceed $1,000 please explain how the additional funds will be supplied. 

Greater Iowa’s Membership Area

Adair ​Grundy ​Monona
Audubon Guthrie ​Polk
Boone ​Hamilton ​Poweshiek
Butler ​Hardin ​Sac
Calhoun ​Harrison ​Shelby
Carroll Ida ​Story
Clarke ​Jasper ​Tama
Crawford ​Lucas ​Warren
Dallas Madison ​Webster
Franklin ​Marion ​Woodbury
Greene ​Marshall ​Wright

Spring 2019 Winners

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Jami Sherer – West Harrison Elementary, Mondamin 

Jeanine Kliefoth – Nodaway Middle School, Fontanelle

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Kimberly Leach - Colo-NESCO Elementary, Colo

Sara Markley - St. Cecelia School, Ames

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