• 2020:
    Awarding 20+ #SituationalGrants to support
    distance learning efforts.
    Currently funding more than $7000 in projects and programs.

    Situational Grant applications are NOT currently being accepted.

    Grant Stories!

    IPEI supported 24 projects and programs during the 2019-20 schools year.

    IPEI and DiscIthaca's Second Disc Golf Event
    In response to COVID-19, our event has been postponed.

    #StaySafe #StayHome #StayTuned for a new date!

    Connecting Elementary Schools
    & the Discovery Trail
    Kids Discover the Trail!

    Connecting kids and their learning to the rich experiences available through one of the eight Discovery Trail organizations.

    IPEI and ICSD superintendent's fund
    Learn more about the Aspiring Educators
    Award Program

    The Aspiring Educators Award Program will recognize select ICSD students who show promise as potential future educators and educational leaders.

    2020-21 Grant Deadlines:
    Red and Gold, Teacher Grants:
    October 7
    January 6
    March 17
    Connecting Classrooms Grant: Rolling Applications
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  • 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.
  • Our 2018-2019 Annual Report

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

  • During 2018-19 IPEI awarded 42 Grants totaling $45,450 in funding for innovative education

    • Teacher Grants

      Teacher Grants provide up to $1,500 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 $500 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.

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