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.

Applications Available: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Applications Due: Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Decisions Posted: No later than Wednesday, November 22nd

2016-17 School Year Grants – Final Report Form

Dear PEF Teacher Grants Award Recipients,  Please complete the Final Report Form.  File uploads are welcome and encouraged! Please send an email to: info@pefmaine.org with any questions. Reports are due June 30, 2017.

Thank you!


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