GRANT PROGRAMS

microgrants

PEP is proud to support student learning and engagement by offering this immediate, flexible-funding option to early career teachers through micro grants for up to $200.  Up to twenty-five (25) micro grants will be awarded to first year teachers in GCS schools. These grants can help offset the costs associated with a variety of classroom supplies for teaching and instruction.

Examples of items covered by this grant might include…
  • classroom supplies (paper, pencils, crayons, markers)
  • boxes of tissues, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer
  • chairs or materials to create flexible seating
  • supplies to support science experiments, arts-integration, and/or project-based learning experiences
  • field trip funding support
  • snacks for students
  • content or theme-based specific books for classroom instruction (i.e. mentor texts for writing instruction, sets for student book clubs)
  • 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…

There is a limit of one (1) grant per teacher, and a limit of two (2) per school.

If you have any questions about the grants, please contact Qena Jennings at Qena@pepgc.org.

building steam 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 STEAM 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.

Up to $2000 per award!

Grants are open to all Greenville County Schools teachers (grades 4K-12) of any content area (STEM, Humanities, Related Arts, etc.).

Apply with curriculum-based projects that will occur during the current academic year.

Projects may incorporate aspects of both STEM and art, but a STEM focus must be primary for consideration. Collaboration between subject areas is encouraged.

Teachers may consider integrating elements of social and emotional learning and/or virtual teaching resources into project proposals.

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 is now closed. Please visit our social media pages and check our website for information on the next grant cycle.

MULLINS GRANT

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 Teaching.

This 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 $5,000 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 is now closed. Please visit our social media pages and check our website for information on the next grant cycle.

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