• IPEI Grant Programs

    Applications for 2019-20 IPEI Teacher, Red and Gold and Connecting Classroom Grants are closed.

    IPEI supports educators with innovative ideas that energize the curriculum and foster authentic learning experiences that reach all students. Our programs bring a diverse range of community resources into the classroom, stretching students’ imagination, increasing engagement, and enhancing education.

  • Situational Grants

    Thank you for your interest in our Situational Grants. At this time we are not able to accept new applications. 

    We have funded 16 projects in the past month and are currently evaluating our ability to fund additional grant requests. 

    We will update our program status in a week. 

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    In keeping with our mission to connect our classrooms to the community and support teacher ideas, IPEI has created a special grant round to support our teachers and ICSD professionals during the current social-distancing and distance learning events occurring as a result of COVID-19.

    This funding will be made available to support the efforts of ICSD employees and benefits students who are
    participating in distance-learning programs. These grants will only be made available during a time period while ICSD schools are practicing remote

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  • Red and Gold Grants

    Red and Gold Grants are one-time awards of up to $500 to ICSD teachers, staff, students or community members for projects, programs or performances that strengthen and enrich school’s curriculum.

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  • Teacher Grants

    Teacher Grants program provides funding up to $1,500 to ICSD teachers interested in implementing an innovative educational project, program or performance designed in collaboration with at least one community partner.

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  • Connecting Classroom Grants

    Connecting Classrooms Grants are designed to encourage collaboration and innovation within the Ithaca City School District by developing projects that will have a positive impact on students and actively engage students.

    Applicants must be ICSD teachers or staff members, including principals and administrators.

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  • Grants Archives

    Lists of past recipients of Teacher Grants, Red and Gold Grants, Connecting Classrooms Grants, and Community Collaboration Grants are organized by school years.

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