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Grants & Other Funding

Welcome! Please visit this page for opportunities for your school or district to apply for grants. We encourage you to read through all opportunities, as many occur annually. 

For more info, contact:

Abby Peklo

Director of Grants & Special Programs

860-567-0863 x1166




2023-2024 Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Program  Word version
Purpose: To maintain a competitive grant program for the purpose of assisting local and regional boards of education, regional educational service centers and nonsectarian, nonprofit organizations with the establishment of interdistrict cooperative programs that increase student achievement and reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation. 
Date Posted: November 21, 2022 
Application Deadline: January 27, 2023 
Bidder's Conference: N/A  
Phone:(860) 713-6561

Foundation and Private


GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant, brought to you by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening, is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. The Grassroots Grants are part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro’s larger GroMoreGood initiative, which will bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children by the end of 2023. This year, 160 programs will receive funding to start or expand their youth garden or greenspace. A total of $95,000 will be awarded. Any nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization, such as religious organizations and Tribal governments, in the United States and US Territories serving at least 15 youth is eligible to apply. Applicants must be planning to use the funds to install new or improve existing youth gardens or greenspaces. The deadline for the online application submission is Friday, February 10, 2023, at 11:59 pm PT. All applications must be submitted online. You can download a copy of the questions as a Word document or PDF file.

PDF of application


Toshiba America Foundation Grants for K-12 Teachers

Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM learning fun and successful for students in U.S. schools. Grants of up to $1,000 (K-5) and $5,000 or more (6-12) are made for project ideas and materials K-12 teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms. The Foundation is interested in funding projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools, grades K-12.

An application form is required. TAF uses two application forms:

Grade K-5 applications are accepted once a year on October 1st.

Application deadlines for grade 6-12 for up to $5,000 are 6/1, 9/1, 12/1, 3/1. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year. Applications for grants of more than $5,000 are due November 1st and May 1st each year.



Snapdragon Book Foundation

The Snapdragon Book Foundation was started in December, 2008 to provide funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children. Grants will be awarded to public, private, and experimental schools. Founded by a former school librarian, this foundation exists to put books in the hands of kids. In a time when many schools are reallocating their funds to technology and audiovisual equipment, we hope to make sure that school libraries are still offering children good books to read. School libraries serving children PreK through 12 are eligible. Applications may be submitted between November and February. Please see the application for the precise deadline. It changes slightly each year according to the calendar. The winners will be notified by email in May and checks will be mailed to the schools at that time. A list of the winners will appear on the website. Grants typically range from $2,500 to $10,000. When you apply for a grant you should ask for the amount that the project requires. At times Snapdragon is not able to fulfill the complete request, but offers a partial grant.

Money from Snapdragon Book Foundation may ALWAYS be used for:

Books that will be used repeatedly by school-aged children through classroom libraries, central library (or something similar)

Processing or cataloguing fees from book vendors (for processing of the books ordered in conjunction with your Snapdragon project)

Reference materials for use by students

Magazine or newspaper subscriptions


Classics for Kids Matching Grant Program

The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. to help purchase stringed instruments. Support is provided for new and existing programs. Grants do not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Applications accepted quarterly. Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31.


Region One Athletic Fund for Projects

A fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Applications are invited from students, teachers, administrators, parents and members of the community for projects that increase or sustain the excellence of the athletic program of the Region One School District with the endorsement of the appropriate administrator. The Fund will support a variety of programs including (but not limited to) special coaching, summer training/camp programs, transportation to competitions or training programs, special movement classes to improve performance, master classes, coach training, equipment/uniform purchase, or even facility improvement. Grants awarded may range from $100 to $1,000 for the first several years as the fund builds its endowment. Apply through the Foundation's online portal. Application deadline: May 15, 2023.


Sharon Center School Millennium Fund

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is seeking proposals for grants from students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits and members of the Sharon Center School community for projects that will fulfill the purposes of the Fund. The Sharon Center School Millennium Fund is an endowed fund whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers of Sharon Center School. The goal of the Fund is to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community. Grants awarded will generally range from $100 to $1,000 for the first several years as the endowment builds. Application Deadline: October 15, 2023.

The Arts Fund for Region One

Applications are invited year-round for projects benefiting groups of students in Region One. The project must enhance the students' artistic development and the majority of the students must be residents of Canaan (Falls Village), Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, or Sharon, and must be in kindergarten through grade 12 at the time that the fund activity takes place.

Bridging Divides, Healing Communities Grant Program of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Grant funds of up to $5,000 are available to northwest Litchfield County school districts,  municipalities, nonprofits, and other organizations for activities sponsored by organizations and groups that bring together residents for the purpose of building and strengthening relationships, especially among people who may hold different views or come from different backgrounds. Deadline: November 1, 2023

Please see application details and link to online portal below.

Grant Guidelines

Ion Bank Foundation

For schools in Middlebury, Southbury, Watertown, or Woodbury: Ion Bank Foundation offers two grant opportunities per year (April and September) and education is one of its funding priorities. Schools are eligible to apply along with area nonprofits, but applications must include a signed letter of support from the principal. Requests must fall in the $1,000-$10,000 range.

CT Outdoor & Environmental Education Association

COEEA offers annual mini grants each year to its members. Anyone is welcome to become a COEEA member, and we encourage Green LEAF School participants to explore this affordable opportunity.  Projects should, by their nature, benefit the environment and increase environmental literacy among Connecticut residents. Applications are typically due in October.

Donors Choose

DonorsChoose is a simple yet innovative platform created specifically for educators seeking funds for classroom projects. 



Grants Opportunities for K-12 Schools

The Office of State and Community Energy Programs is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled Energy Improvements at Public K-12 School Facilities - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Renew America's Schools. 

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/26/2023. Click on the link above for more details.

The activities to be funded under this FOA support BIL section 40541 and the broader government-wide approach to support projects that enable replicable and scalable impacts, create innovative, sustaining partnerships, leverage funding and economies of scale, focus on disadvantaged communities, improve student, teacher, and occupant health, enrich learning and growth, assist schools that serve as community assets (e.g., neighborhood cooling centers or disaster recovery shelters), and are crafted thoughtfully within the context of public school facilities (e.g., procurement restraints, construction windows, etc.).

Topic Area 1 – High-Impact Energy Efficiency and Health Improvements

Proposals contemplated under this topic area will include energy improvements that result in direct reduction to school energy costs, increase energy efficiency, and lead to improvements in teacher and student health, including indoor air quality. Energy cost savings may be realized by reduced loads and/or by demand flexibility and demand response approaches.

Topic Area 2 - Innovative Energy Technology Packages

Proposals contemplated under this topic include innovative energy technology packages. Applicants may include any improvement, repair, or renovation to a school that incorporates two or more of the following energy improvements:

  • Energy efficiency measures

  • Installation of renewable energy technologies

  • Alternative fueled vehicle infrastructure on school grounds

  • Purchase or lease of alternative fueled vehicles to be used by a school

DOE expects to make a total of approximately $80,000,000 of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. DOE anticipates making approximately 20-100 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $15,000,000.

For questions about this FOA, email:

National Science Foundation Opportunities

Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science

​National Science Foundation opportunity that supports summer research experiences for K-14 educators that foster long-term collaborations between universities, community colleges, school districts and industry partners. Document Number: nsf21606.

Deadline date: Second Wednesday in October, Annually. 


Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

NSF: Supports STEM undergraduates to become effective K-12 teachers and experienced K-12 educators to become teacher leaders in high-need schools. The program also supports research on effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need schools. Document Number: nsf21578.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 29, 2023. Last Tuesday in August, Annually Thereafter.

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