TFAE Grant Information

Grant applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now OPEN. 
 

Please read ALL instructions before
starting your grant application. 

Recorded Grant Workshops

TPSD Grant Procedures

Terrebonne Parish School District grant procedures. These instructions must be followed before applying for any grant.

TFAE New Teacher Grant

TFAE New Teacher Grant procedures and instructions.

TFAE Innovative Ed-Venture Grant

TFAE Innovative Ed-Venture Grant procedures, instructions, and tips.

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, 2021.
Click here to apply for a TFAE New Teacher Grant for the 2021-2022 school year. 

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, 2021.

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. 
 

Innovative Ed-Venture Grant Budget Sheet

Innovative Ed-Venture Grant Proposal Info Sheet

Click here to apply for a TFAE Innovative Ed-Venture Grant for the 2020-2021 school year. 

2019-2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

$1 MILLION DOLLARS DOWN...

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