• Connecting School and Community

    Ithaca Public Education Initiative believes the education of every student in the Ithaca City School District is enhanced through community connections and support.


  • Currently, IPEI is providing funding for:

    • Teacher Grants

      Teacher Grants provide up to $1,750 for projects that fund teachers’ great ideas involving community partners and aligning with state learning standards.

    • Red and Gold Grants

      Red and Gold Grants are one-time awards of up to $750 to teachers, staff, students or community members for projects that strengthen and enrich learning and have a positive impact on student engagement.

    • Connecting Classrooms Grants

      Connecting Classrooms Grants encourage partnerships within and across Ithaca schools.

    • $
      in total project funding provided this year!

      IPEI supports these innovative projects with community support.

    Apply for a grant
  • The IPEI 2022-23 Annual Report is available now!

  • Search IPEI

  • Read here!
  • A To see annual reports from previous years check out the annual report archive.

  • Follow us on Social Media

    Keep up to date with the latest news