Classroom Grants

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Helping teachers provide a better learning environment

Teachers often have to pay for class materials out-of-pocket. Our Classroom grants seek to solve that problem.

Applications Accepted August 19 – October 13, 2019

 

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How we evaluate Classroom grant candidates

Classroom grants always meet the following criteria:

  • The grant application is for schools only.
  • Classroom Grants are limited to schools determined to have an overall financial need.
  • For purposes of this program, a school is determined to have a financial need if 50 percent or more of its full-time students receive free or reduced-price lunches.
  • Schools submitting an application must indicate the specific intended use of the grant money and an estimate of how many students will be affected.
  • All applications will be reviewed by Alabama Power Foundation for adherence to the Classroom Grant guidelines. If time permits prior to the deadline, schools will be notified if their grant applications must be modified. Applications submitted on the last day will not be able to be modified if there are problems.

How we’d like to see Classroom grants used

Examples of uses for Classroom grants include:

  • Supplies for the betterment of the classroom. For example:
    • Classroom library
    • Basic school supplies like crayons, pencils, paper, scissors, etc.
    • Classroom décor like bins, bean bags, rugs, etc.
    • Other educational materials
  • School Library materials. For example:
    • Headphones
    • Multimedia equipment
    • Books and/or book jacket covers
    • Other educational materials
  • Choir room, band room or physical education classroom materials. For example:
    • Chairs, sheet music, music stands, etc.
    • Cones, sports equipment, gymnastics mats, etc.
    • Other educational materials

Grants are not limited to the examples above.  Classroom grants do not apply to athletic or arts programs.  For support in these areas, please see our Power to Play grant.

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