White House Announces Funding for ASCD Teacher Impact Grants

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This month, as part of National Teacher Appreciation Day, the White House announced new funding for Teacher Impact Grants, which will assist in teacher training, capacity building, and leadership projects for the upcoming year.

The grants are administered by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) with support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

“The Teacher Impact Grants will provide teacher leaders across the nation opportunities to develop, expand, and evaluate innovative and ambitious projects focused on making their schools and classrooms more effective communities of learning,” said Deborah S. Delisle, ASCD Executive Director and CEO. “Teachers have a hands-on role, each day, in creating high-quality learning environments for all kids and, therefore, know what efforts will lead to further success. We’re excited to introduce these grants, which will empower teacher leaders to launch and execute projects that are teacher-led, teacher-driven, and teacher-approved.”

The grants are available for active teachers in pre-K though 12th grade. The candidates must be both certified and backed by at least one school administrator. The application period opens on May 16 and closes on June 16.

For more information on the application process, grant use, or eligibility, visit the Teacher Impact Grants section of the ASCD website.