TFAE Grant Information

Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence Grants

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Since 2002, TFAE has awarded more than $1 MILLION DOLLARS in grants to Terrebonne Parish public school teachers. These funds have been used for classroom supplies, technology, and innovative and creative projects to engage and inspire students.

Our 2019-2020 Grant Applications are NOW OPEN! All grant applications will be submitted ONLINE. See below to apply.

Visit our Grants In Action page to see teachers put TFAE grant dollars to use in their classrooms with engaging and exciting projects.

Please note: TFAE is a private, independent non-profit organization striving to positively affect academic achievement and to aid in fundamentally improving education for Terrebonne Parish public school students. We encourage innovative programs for schools and engage community and business partners to support our mission. TFAE does not discriminate of the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, organizational membership, veteran status, disability to access to, employment in, or in the provision of any TFAE programs, benefits, or activities. 

Please read ALL instructions before
starting your grant application. 

New Teacher Grants

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Congratulations! Welcome to your first day of school! Do you remember as a child how excited you were to get your school supplies? There is just nothing better than a new box of crayons and a brand new notebook. TFAE wants to give you that same excitement as you begin your journey as a new teacher or a teacher changing subject area, grade level, or schools.

About TFAE New Teacher Grants
We recognize that there are a lot of supplies necessary to get a classroom ready for students. We have created this grant program to help stock your classroom. Teachers who meet the criteria can submit one grant application for up to $500.

Who can apply?
Any fully certified Terrebonne Parish public school art, music, physical education, Pre-K–12 teacher employed full-time by the Terrebonne Parish Public School System who is directly involved in the instruction of students and who meets one of the following criteria. If you received a new teacher grant within the last three years, you can not apply this year!

The teacher is considered new if she/he meets one or more of the following conditions:
• New to the TPSD system within the last 3 years
• New to a subject area within the last 3 years
• New to a grade level within the last 3 years
• New to a school within the last 3 years

Allowable Expenditures
Paper, pens, pencils, bulletin board materials, storage containers, markers, crayons, dry erase boards, calculators, or items that are necessary to get your classroom up and running. This grant cannot be used to purchase technology for the classroom.

Grant winners will be able to purchase up to $500 in supplies directly from Stire Office World. No purchase orders will be necessary. Complete details on how to make purchases will be given upon awarding of the grant.

Applicants will be notified by email by mid-October whether or not their grant will be funded, without explanation or discussion. Grant recipients must agree to open their classroom to TFAE to showcase the funded projects in the same school year.

Deadline for Receipt of Application: Midnight, August 31, 2019.

Innovative Ed-Venture Grants

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TFAE Innovative Ed-Venture Grants are designed to encourage teachers to incorporate the most innovative, educational, and developmental activities into their classroom curriculum to provide students with an innovative approach to the learning process.

TFAE wants to invest in you, the teachers who shape the future, by offering grants, not limited in dollar amount, that make it possible for you to incorporate bold, challenging, and educational thought-stretching ideas into your classroom to enhance the learning experience and close the achievement gap for all students!

Our goal with this grant is to inspire you to explore and create creative instructional strategies and to enhance learning for all students.

Who can apply?
Any Terrebonne Parish certified public school teacher employed full-time by the Terrebonne Parish Public School System.

Applications meeting the required criteria will be scored by community volunteers selected by TFAE to anonymously "blind read" and score the applications looking for the following qualities and attributes:
  • Innovation—generate new ideas that build creative capabilities and confidence. Try something that is not currently common practice. Be original! This is not about just asking for Chromebooks or iPads, this is about creating a setting for creativity, collaboration, and excellence. We still hope to participate in a cohort program with TPSD to provide Chromebooks to multiple classrooms.
  • Collaboration—collaboration is encouraged with: students, coworkers, parents, community, or all of these. How will you build a creative, collaborative culture? Who are they? What are their roles? Why were they chosen and what do they add to the project?
  • Sustainability—how will this become an embedded project in the future? How will it be integrated into the curriculum? What are specific plans for expansion, continuation, or replication of this project. The project should extend beyond the grant year.

Applicants must be prepared to answer any questions for clarification upon request of TFAE. Applicants will be notified by email by mid-October whether or not their grant will be funded, without explanation or discussion. Grant recipients must agree to open their classroom to TFAE to showcase the funded projects in the same school year.

Please do not put the name of your school, mascot, school colors, or any words that would identify your school in the grant narrative or budget page.

Deadline for Receipt of Application: Midnight, August 31, 2019.

Before applying, you must have the following files ready for upload: 

 
  • Budget Sheet (located below). Save as YourProjectName.Budget.doc. 
  • Proposal Information Page (located below). Save as YourProjectName.Proposal.doc. 
  • PDF of email from your Principal stating they approve your grant application. Save as YourProjectName.Principal.pdf. 
  • If technology is included in grant, PDF of email from Tricia Corbin approving technology request.
    Save as YourProjectName.Technology.pdf. 
 

Bayou Board of REALTORS
Journey to Careers Grants

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Who can apply?
Any Terrebonne Parish certified public school teacher employed full-time by the Terrebonne Parish Public School System who teaches a business or career class. Teachers may submit one application. Three $400.00 grants will be awarded.

The Bayou Board of REALTORS® Journey to Careers Grant recipients must adhere/agree to the following:
  • Requested items must benefit the learning environment or education of the students in a business or career class.
  • Invite/allow a Bayou Board of Realtors member to give a speech and/or make a presentation to class(es)
  • Invite members of the Bayou Board of Realtors to see their grant dollars in action

Allowable Expenditures
Budget requests may include: supplies and materials needed to accomplish project(s), technology, and/or equipment (property).
  • Supplies–Amount paid for items that are consumed, worn out, or deteriorated through normal use, or books, and software.
  • Technology–Expenditures for technology for the direct use of students (i.e. computers, gaming devices, smart boards, etc.) costing $250 or more shall be tagged. Technology items MUST be approved by appropriate TPSD personnel. Failure to submit appropriate approval will result in grant disqualification.
  • Career Exploration–Expenditures related to the exploration of careers in various fields within our community.
Substitute pay, requests for teacher travel for training and/or teacher salaries will not be funded. Projects cannot displace, replace or supplement programs funded through the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) or Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA).

Applicants must be prepared to answer any questions for clarification upon request of TFAE. Applicants will be notified by email by mid-October whether or not their grant will be funded, without explanation or discussion. Grant recipients must agree to open their classroom to TFAE to showcase the funded projects in the same school year.

Please do not put the name of your school, mascot, school colors, or any words that would identify your school in the grant narrative or budget page.

Deadline for Receipt of Application: Midnight, August 31, 2019.
 
 

Before applying, you must have the following files ready for upload: 
 
  • Budget Sheet (located below). Save as YourProjectName.Budget.doc. 
  • Proposal Information Page (located below). Save as YourProjectName.Proposal.doc. 
  • PDF of email from your Principal stating they approve your grant application. Save as YourProjectName.Principal.pdf. 
  • If technology is included in grant, PDF of email from Tricia Corbin approving technology request.
    Save as YourProjectName.Technology.pdf. 

Classes Eligible for Bayou Board of REALTORS® Journey to Careers Grants

ACCOUNTING I
ADM SUPP OCC
ADV TV BROADCAST
BAS DRAFTING I
BCA    SEM
CAREER SUCCESS S
COE
COMP TECH LIT
COMPUTER SCI  I
CULINARY OCC I
CULINARY OCC II
CUST SERVICE
CUST SERVICE C
CUST SERVICE U
FACS II
FIRST RESPOND 1
FIRST RESPOND U
FOOD SERVIC II 1
FOOD SERVICE I 1
INTRO BCA SEM
INTRO BUSINESS
JAG I
JOURN CAREERS
MEDIA ARTS I
MEDIA ARTS II
NCCER CORE
PERSONAL FINANCE
PRIN BUSINESS
PRIN MARKETING
PRIN OF MARK II
TCT ADV CAR LAM
TCT ADV CAR LFO
TCT ALL HEAL
TCT AT DIE II
TCT AT DIES I
TCT AUT BO II
TCT AUT TE II
TCT AUTO BO
TCT AUTO BO I
TCT AUTO TE
TCT AUTO TE I
TCT BAS CO II
TCT BAS COD I

TCT BUS COM 
 
TCT CARPEN I
TCT CARPEN II
TCT CARPENT
TCT COSMET II
TCT COSMETOL
TCT CTE INTERN I
TCT CUL OCC AM 1
TCT EDGENUITY
TCT ELECTR
TCT ELECTR I
TCT ELECTR II
TCT EMER M R
TCT EMER MD
TCT FOOD S I
TCT FOOD S II
TCT HEAL OC
TCT HVAC
TCT IND MAC
TCT INDU M II
TCT INDUS M I 

TCT JAG I
TCT JAG II

 
TCT L AU M II
TCT L AUT M I
TCT L FOOD II
TCT L FOODS I
TCT NURSE AS
TCT OUT PO II
TCT OUT POW I
TCT OUTDOOR
TCT PHAR AS
TCT PRO ST II
TCT PRO STA I
TCT ROBOTICS
TCT WELD I
TCT WELD II
TCT WELDIN II
TCT WELDING I
TCT WORKPLACE EX
TCT WORKPLACE SA
WEB DESIGN
Thank you for all you do for the teachers of Terrebonne Parish! I am so thankful to be one of your recipients. We can’t wait to get our project rolling! 
Effie Schilling 

$1 MILLION DOLLARS DOWN...

SO MUCH MORE TO GO!!  TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN TERREBONNE PARISH.

SOME OF OUR 2018-2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS