Public Education Partners (PEP) is now accepting applications for microgrants for the 2023-24 school year. These grants are designed to be used towards the classroom resource and supply needs of teachers in Greenville County Schools. 

PEP is proud to help support student learning and engagement in this way by providing an opportunity for teachers to receive $200 for immediate and flexible-spending. Up to fifty (50) microgrants will be awarded in December. 
Microgrants can help offset the costs associated with a variety of classroom supplies for teaching and instruction.  Examples of items covered by a microgrant include…
  • classroom supplies (paper, pencils, crayons, markers) 
  • chairs or materials to create flexible seating
  • supplies to support science experiments, arts-integration, and/or project-based learning experiences
  • field trip funding support
  • content or theme-based specific books for classroom instruction (i.e. mentor texts for writing instruction, sets for student book clubs)
  • materials and/or resources for implementation of Conscious Discipline in the classroom
  • math manipulatives
  • bins for classroom library organization
  • resources to enrich outdoor and/or indoor recess
  • technology subscriptions to learning apps or resources 
  • resources or supplies to extend learning at home
  • and much, much more…
Submissions will be accepted through Monday, December 11th.   There is a limit of one (1) grant per teacher, and a limit of two (2) per school. Grant submissions will be reviewed and decisions will be made by a grants committee comprised of PEP staff and board members. Funding notifications will be sent out by December 19th. Grant recipients will receive checks mailed from PEP directly to their schools.  
Purchases should be made January 3-31, 2024.  Grant recipients must commit to sending a brief impact summary along with photos and digital receipts to PEP, no later than Wednesday, January 31st (a summary form will be sent to each grant recipient to complete). Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of eligibility for future grant programs.
If you have any questions about PEP’s Elevate Teachers Microgrants, please contact Qena Jennings at

building s.t.e.a.m. grants

The 21st century graduate needs an immersive understanding of the world and how it operates – and the best way to foster those opportunities is through innovation in the classroom. PEP seeks to support teachers as they develop real-world, practical projects that engage students through a holistic classroom experience. PEP’s Building S.T.E.A.M. grant supports teachers in Greenville County Schools by providing resources to help implement projects that immerse students in science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics.

PEP is currently re-evaluating its Building S.T.E.A.M. grant process. Please visit our social media pages and continue to check our website for more information.


One of PEP’s current organizational priorities is to support the recruitment and retention of great teachers for Greenville County’s public schools. In honor of our former Executive Director, Grier Mullins, PEP is pleased to offer the Mullins Grant for Quality TeachingThis grant aims to financially support innovative strategies to help boost teacher retention in schools across Greenville County. We want to help schools retain great teachers, and to provide the resources to do so. All Greenville County principals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Up to $2,500 per award!

Open to all schools in Greenville County Schools.

Applicants should explore goals related to teacher retention, including but not limited to overall teacher retention, new teacher retention, content-specific teacher retention, and grade-level specific teacher retention.

School-wide initiatives focusing on strategies such as new teacher on-boarding, enhanced mentoring programs, adult social-emotional health and teacher wellness, and/or establishing teacher recognitions are strongly encouraged.

Please take time to read through the GRANT GUIDELINES before applying. Through our grant programs, Public Education Partners is committed to fostering more equitable outcomes for students, teachers and schools. With that in mind, the grants review committee strongly considers school demographics such as poverty index level and Title One status when making final funding decisions.

The application cycle for the 2023-2024 school year has concluded. 

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