Ideas with IMPACT

Innovator Grant Application

Do you have an idea you want to try in your classroom? Apply for an Innovator Grant to make your dream a reality!

Open only to K-12 public school teachers in Miami-Dade County

Quick and easy reporting requirements

Grant checks written directly to teachers

Recipients recognized at an Awards Reception and in an Awards Publication

Apply now for the 2017-18 school year! Deadline EXTENDED: November 6, 2017

IMPORTANT: While we welcome projects for funding in any category, there is additional funding made available for projects addressing specific areas of study. Our current areas are Holocaust Education, STEM, Robotics, and Literacy.

Please note: We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you compose the body of your grant application first in a document such as MS Word, before cutting and pasting it into the online application template. APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED while you are in the process of composing online, and applications have been lost in the past during this process and through technical-related interruptions, such as server disconnections.

Please also read through these procedures and considerations before starting your application:

  1. Approval is required from your school principal to ensure that appropriate administrative personnel are aware of your submission of the grant application.
  2. Project funds must be spent during the current school year.
  3. A final expense report will be required and periodic site visits may be conducted.
  4. The Education Fund reserves the right to publicize all grant programs.
  5. Applicant's name or school name should not appear in the text of the grant. Include name only in the general information section.
  6. Funds cannot be allocated toward personal honorariums for the applicant.
  7. Proposals will not be funded for expansion and/or maintenance of previous grants.
  8. The Education Fund reserves the right to fund programs that it considers appropriate for one school, but not for another.
  9. Each teacher may submit only one proposal; however, if a teacher is part of a team for one proposal, the teacher is not prohibited from submitting another proposal as part of a different team or on their own.

Contact information:
Edwina Lau, Program Director, Ideas with IMPACT
The Education Fund

2017-2018 Innovator Grant Application
First Name
Last Name
Employee #
School Name
School Phone
Home Address
Home Zip Code
Has your principal been notified of this application?
(For application to be considered, school administrative personnel must be made aware of your submission.)
Names of Other Team Members (if any)

Project Specifics
Project Title
(short, creative, and on point)
Amount Requested
Teaching Assignment
(grade level and/or subject)
What is the total number of students that you teach?
Number of Students Participating in the Project
Level of Achievement
(Regular, ESE, Level 1, etc.)

Ethnic Breakdown of Program
% Black
% Hispanic
% White
% Other

Ethnicty of School Distribution
% Black
% Hispanic
% White
% Other

Project Description
Summary of your project (one paragraph): Please include who, what, why, and how.
Why is this project innovative?
Describe your project idea in detail.
What are examples of envisioned student activities?
Projected Timeline: Please provide a list of activities by month, starting in January, to show that the project is well planned.
Project Evaluation: How will you determine if your objectives have been met?
Budget Detail: For each each item to be purchased with this grant, include (1) where you intend to buy the item; (2) the quantity; and (3) the cost of each item. Please also specify if anything is being provided by others.
Total project budget:
Total amount that you are requesting from The Education Fund: