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Fall Innovative Instructional Grant

DEADLINE:  October 13, 2023 by 5:00pm.

Fall Innovative Grant applications are now closed for the 2023-2024 school year.  Applicants can apply for up to $1000 for innovative projects in their classroom.  

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Information about our Innovative Grants

Purpose

Fall Innovative Instructional Grants are a means for providing small grants to teachers and other school level professional staff members to encourage innovative, creative approaches that enhance student learning in classroom instruction.

Persons Eligible to Apply for Grants

The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and any YCSD teacher or group may apply.

Eligible Proposals

All eligible proposals must ensure the following:

  • No school name, acronym or teacher names on the application.
  • submitted only one (1) copy of the Checklist & Certification page and the Cover page.
  • submitted five (5) copies of the application (Pages 5 & 6 only).
  • provided an itemized budget that includes the vendor and prices.
  • Does not ask the foundation to fund the following: food, clubs, bus transportation, salaries for speakers or substitute teachers, alternative seating or clothing items.

Award of Funds

Teachers may apply for up to $1,000. The number of awards will depend on funds available from The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc.

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2023-24 Fall Innovative Grant Winners

We gave out $10,774 in grant money!!

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Winners

Bethel Manor Elementary School  

Shellye Wardensky received the YFPE Innovative Grant for her project titled, "Off to the Races with Sphero Indi Robotics."

Elizabeth Waller, Julianne Carrigan, Carrie Vanderbeck, Krisann Tressler, and Amie Verastek received the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Building our Bodies and Minds with Purposeful, Active Play in Pre-K."

Coventry Elementary School

Helen Holm, Jessica Booth, Patricia Burger, Sherri Rodriguez, and Denis Ayer received the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Feathers for First Grade: An Engaging Classification Experience."

Mt. Vernon Elementary School

John Clark received the YFPE Innovative Grant for his project titled, "Connect to the World through Lego and STEM."

Yorktown Elementary School

Amy Lee, Tanya Sawyer, Tiffany Deloatch, and Melissa Marshall received the Star of Excellence for Special Education Learning Grant, the Bunnie Wiley Go Make a Difference Innovative Grant for Special Educators and the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Strengthening Students through Differentiation and Strategies."

Kathryn Cooper, Melissa Baughan, Jonlyn Carr, and Carol Clark received the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Building Comprehension and Fluency Skills with Grade Level Text."

April Insley, Taylor Walkup-Amos, Kristen Gilbert, Amber Collins, and Jorj Head received the Savannah Head Memorial Innovative Grant of Reading Excellence, the Chad Green Reading for Merit Innovative Grant in Honor of Katherine Snead and the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Young Environmental Stewards."

Queens Lake Middle School

Linda McClure and Jamiee Buckley received the ITA International Innovative Grant of Multi-Disciplinary Instruction for their project titled, "Envisioning the Unseen: Empowering Science through Innovative Microscope Creation."

Tabb Middle School

Erin Watson and Paige Jacobs received the Sylvan Learning and the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Generating A Love of Electricity."

Sarah Wilson and Laura Shaske received the York County Waterways Alliance Grant and the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Save the Oyster, Save the Bay."

Karen Estes and Ashley Montgomery received the YFPE Innovative Grant for their project titled, "Vote Today for a Better Future."

Julio DiOrio received the YFPE Innovative Grant for her project titled, "Broadcasting a Podcast: Providing Student Choice."

Kathleen Hartless received the YFPE Innovative Grant for her project titled, "The Art of Cross-Curricular Instruction."

Tabb High School

Gordon Parr received the Stevie Ashe Grant to Highlight and Enhance Music Education and the YFPE Innovative Grant for his project titled, "There Will Never Be Another You Commissioning Project."

York High School

Erica Whitney received the YFPE Innovative Grant for her project titled, "Culinary Horizons: Empowering Futures through Inclusive Catering Education."

 

Featured Grant Winners Ashley Montgomery and Karen Estes. 

Here are some highlights from their project titled, "Vote Today for a Better Tomorrow."

Project description:  Students were elected to be speech writers, campaign managers, candidates, public relation managers, etc., according to their comfortability level within their designated "team."