The 2022 application period is closed.
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.
Ideas & Criteria
Each Fall, we award eight grants of $1,000 each to winning K-8 teachers. Project Classroom grant funds can be used for classroom supplies, technology, equipment, and field trips – 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?
June 12 - Aug 18
|Winners will be contacted in September.
Please note that all questions must be answered for the application to be considered. If project will exceed $1,000 please explain how the additional funds will be supplied.
Teachers of registered Iowa Department of Education schools within the 33 counties of GICU’s membership area (see list below) are eligible to apply.
Greater Iowa’s Membership Area
Project Classroom is also supported by: