McElroy Excellence in Education Grant

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 in the second semester of the school year.  These innovative projects are to be an integral part of the curriculum and demonstrate excellence in education.

Grants ranging from $500 – $1000 are awarded by a committee of educational and community 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.

Proposals for 2018-2019 were submitted by October 24, 2018.  Sixty-one proposals were received with thirty Funded Grants within the $25,000 provided by the McElroy Foundation Board.

Documents for 2018-2019

  • McElroy Grant Application -PDF Format;  Microsoft Word Format.  Deadline October 24, 2018.
  • McElroy Grant Report – McElroy Grant Report 2019 PDF; McElroy Grant Report 2019 WORD
  • Rubric for Evaluating and Scoring McElroy Grant Applications – PDF Format for McElroy Grant Rubric; Microsoft Word Format for McElroy Grant Rubric

Funds will be used for innovative teacher programs between January and May 2019. A final report is due from grant recipients by May 17, 2019.

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