PEF Teacher Grants Program

The Portland Education Foundation (PEF) Teacher Grants Program (TGP) is designed to support teacher-led classroom innovations which enhance learning experiences for students in Portland Public Schools (PPS). The program recognizes, rewards and supports teachers’ work to inspire students and improve learning outcomes. It responds directly to PEF’s goals to support educational enrichment, classroom innovation and community engagement by empowering teachers to invest in innovations they believe will have meaningful impact and reach, and experiences that involve expert content including field trips, guest speakers and professional resources to amplify educational engagement and attainment.

How To Apply

To apply, click here. The grant application will be open until midnight on October 3, 2016.

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L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery, Adventure and Stewardship Grants Program

The L. L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Grants Program is designed to support teacher-led classroom innovations which enhance learning experiences for students in Portland Public Schools (PPS). Like the PEF Teacher Grants Program, the L. L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Grants Program will award up to $1000 per applicant in support of proposals that encourage academic innovation, creativity, and excellence by engaging students in outdoor recreation or in stewardship of our natural resources. Particular attention will be given to those activities that align with L. L. Bean’s priorities: involving students in conservation practices such as trail maintenance, park clean up, and other hands on experiences.  L. L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Grants funding can be used for field trips, gear, materials, visiting experts, or other resources that will directly impact students in any subject area. (L. L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Grants will not fund before or after school activities.)

How To Apply

To apply, click here. The grant application will be open until midnight on October 3, 2016.

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Award Criteria

In evaluating grants, we look for a clear and detailed description of the project, its budget, and of how funds will be used. For Guidelines, and a list of tips for a successful application, check out our Guidelines and Tips for Successful Applications.

PEF Teacher Grants are awarded once a year after applications are carefully reviewed by our Board’s Teacher Grants Committee. Notice will be given before Thanksgiving break.

PEF Teacher Grants Program – Awards Summaries