McElroy Excellence in Education Grant applications now being accepted


Available for limited school districts in Central Rivers AEA

The purpose of the McElroy Excellence in Education Grant is to provide funding for classroom teachers to develop innovative, educational experiences for their students during the second semester of the school year.  These innovative projects are to be an integral part of the curriculum and demonstrate excellence in education. Funds will be used for innovative teacher programs between January and May 2021.

Grants ranging from $500 – $1000 are awarded by a committee of educational leaders.  This funding is provided by the McElroy Trust as part of the Excellence in Education Grants Program.  The McElroy Trust has identified the following eligible Central Rivers AEA districts:  Aplington-Parkersburg, Cedar Falls, Clarksville, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Grundy Center, Hudson, Independence, Janesville, Jesup, Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler, North Tama, Sumner-Fredericksburg, Tripoli, Union, Wapsie Valley, Waterloo, Waverly-Shell Rock, and Central Rivers AEA school programs and non-public schools in the former AEA 7 region.

Documents for 2020-2021

McElroy Grant Application –PDF;  Google Doc.  Deadline October 30, 2020. A final report will be due from grant recipients by May 19, 2021.

Rubric for Evaluating and Scoring McElroy Grant Applications – PDF Format

19-20 McElroy Grant final report

McElroy Grant Report PDFGoogle Doc  (2021 report will be available after the 19-20 report due date which has been extended to October 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak)

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