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College of Education

For classroom experiences that help bring learning to life.

Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Teachers may apply individually for grants of up to $500, or collaborate with other teachers in their school and submit a joint application from a team of up to four teachers. Each grade level is eligible for a maximum of four individual grants per year, or $2,000 total, whichever limit is reached first. Please note the following requirements:

  • Eligible teachers must currently teach full-time in a public school in San Diego County and serve students between the ages of 5 and 18 (Kindergarten through 12th grade).
  • The school principal or administrator must understand and fully support the project.  The online application must indicate the principal's approval by checking the appropriate box. Principals will be asked to sign the final grant agreement.
  • The teacher(s) must propose a class project that is aligned with and supports the curriculum standards and includes all students in a class.
  • Funds may not be used to support after school groups.
  • Teachers may not apply for more than one grant per year.
  • No funds from FEDCO Teacher Grants may be used for institutional overhead costs.

There is a total of $38,000 in available funds for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. The following criteria will be used to select grantees:

  • Project is likely to increase student understanding and achievement of the curriculum standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and/or social studies.
  • Project goals and learning objectives are clearly defined and tied to students' academic needs. The expected impact on student performance is described for all participants.
  • Assessments measure student learning in core subject areas, are appropriate for proposed project, and rubric is included.
  • When planning your field trip, please include pre- and post-trip activities connected to your classroom learning objectives.
  • Activities, a time line, and logistics are clearly described.
  • The budget categorizes and shows item by item use of grant funds. The project costs less than $500 per classroom/teacher, or sufficient funding is in place for the project to be completed.
  • For those working on a joint project with other teachers or classrooms, the collaborative effort is explained (a maximum of four teachers may collaborate on one project).
  • The school administrator fully understands and supports the project as evidenced by checking the appropriate box on the website application.

FEDCO Teacher Grants