Teacher Grants

2022-2023 Grant Guidelines:

Who is Eligible to Apply: Applicants must be full time FCPS staff, i.e. classroom teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, instructional staff.

Applications should focus on developing or enhancing work-based learning or career exploration opportunities.

Any technology requests must have the support of FCPS IT.

Grant recipients must use the funds for the intended purpose and return any unused funds over $50 to Educate Fairfax.

We're seeking grants that are age-appropriate, creative, innovative and inspiring.

**Funds may not be used for student stipends.

2022-2023 Grants Timeline:

  • August 16, 2022: The online grant portal will open with the return to school.
  • September 16, 2022:  Grant portal closes
  • October 31, 2022: Grant recipients will be notified
  • Nov 1-2, 2022: funds dispersed to schools.
  • May 31, 2023: Final grant reports due or funds must be returned to Educate Fairfax

Are you looking for funding for flexible seating, classroom libraries or organized spaces?
We recommend using our new Donors Choose Portal.
Visit the portal and get inspired!

Even a pandemic couldn't stop the magic of our grants in action!

For the 2021-2022 school year, Educate Fairfax provided $96,000 in grant awards to support 73 educators in three areas: continuity of learning, building or recovery of math and literacy skills, or social-emotional learning. 

In the first three years of the program, a total of 146 grants have been awarded, impacting more than 53,000 FCPS students. 

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Marshall Academy students visit the FAA command center

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Stenwood students enjoy their Maker Space

Hayfield students refurbish computers for Wounded Warriors at Fort Belvoir

Robinson students explore career paths at VDOT