Teacher Grants

Since 1994, the Hoover City Schools Foundation has provided grants to teachers for innovative ideas in the classroom. Each year, the Foundation receives more than 50 proposals, generally requesting over $80,000. Of those, the Foundation funds approximately 20 grants, distributing over $30,000 to district schools. These projects will affect thousands of students in all grades in the district.

Grants funded in 2018 include:

  • Let's Wake Up Your Brain! - Bluff Park Elementary
  • Venier Labquest Mini for Bumpus - Bumpus Middle
  • Gator Creator S.T.E.A.M. Lab Enhancements - Green Valley Elementary
  • Listen Up! - Gwin Elementary
  • Get in Step with Rekenreks - Gwin Elementary
  • Watch Engagement Come Alive With Letters Alive - Gwin Elementary
  • Rotating Primary STEM Bin Station Project - Gwin Elementary
  • Coding with Kibo - South Shades Crest Elementary
  • Lighting the Way with Circuits - Shades Mountain Elementary
  • 23andMe Genetics Discovery Lab - Simmons Middle
  • Sight-Reading Factory: Independently Impressive, Better Together - Spain Park High
  • Connecting Concepts in Biology through Data Analysis - Spain Park High
  • SNATOMS: Snapable Atoms - Spain Park High
  • Access for all Through Assistive Technology - Special Education
  • Get to the ROOT of Coding - Trace Crossings Elementary
  • Girls Engaged in Math and Science - All Elementary

2019-2020 GRANTS

The Hoover City Schools Foundation's 2019-20 Grant Cycle is officially open. The deadline for Letters of Intent is February 22, 2019.

Please note that in 2018 we changed our cycle to begin with a simple Letter of Intent. This LOI is very simple to complete, and provides our Committee with enough information to decide if the project deems further consideration. Projects chosen in this first step will then complete an Application for Funding. The key dates in our cycle are here:

  • Phase 1 – Submission of a Letter of Intent by February 22, 2019
  • Phase 2 – If notified of selection for further consideration by March 13, 2019, submission of an application by April 10, 2019
  • Phase 3 – If notified of grant funding by May 3, 2019, development of curriculum plans during the 2019 Summer break
  • Phase 4 – Grant money delivered by June 14, 2019, and all equipment, supplies, and materials ordered by September 20, 2019
  • Phase 5 – Full implementation of project prior to Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Phase 6 – Final Report during Spring Semester 2020; evaluation of project results

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