Project Classroom Grant

Project Classroom


Greater Iowa Credit Union (GICU) proudly supports teachers in our communities.  We have developed a unique classroom innovation grant program designed to help teachers gain access to additional financial resources needed to fund creative educational experiences or innovative hands-on programs to promote dynamic and fun learning.

Project Classroom, our grant program for K-8 teachers, awards eight grants of $1,000 each, 4 in the spring and 4 in the fall to teachers of registered Iowa Department of Education schools 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?
Application Period Application Period Awards Winners Notified
Spring 2021 Jan 25 – Mar 7 Four $1,000 grants awarded Winners were contacted in April. 
Fall 2021 Aug 23 – Oct 1 Four $1,000
grants awarded
Winners will be contacted in November.

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

Project Classroom is also supported by:

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