Teachers often pay out of their own pockets for materials and supplies for their classrooms. The Classroom Grant program provides up to $1,000 to teachers to help cover the cost of materials, taking the burden off their shoulders.
Grants can be used to fund COVID-19 relief efforts, including technology to enhance virtual learning, cleaning and sanitation supplies for the classroom, and support in meeting the mental health needs of educators and students.
“A key part of the Alabama Power Foundation’s mission is to support education in the state,” said Alabama Power Executive Vice President Zeke Smith. “These grants will support that mission in a concrete way by helping teachers get the materials they need to provide the best learning environment for their students.”
Grants are available to elementary, middle and high schools that meet certain financial criteria. Schools with 50% or more of their students receiving free or reduced-price lunches are eligible for support.
Nonprofits that partner to provide services to local school systems are eligible to apply for grants. Schools and nonprofits submitting an application must include the intended use of the grant money and the number of students who will benefit.
Applications for the first 2022 grant cycle are due March 4. A second round of Classroom Grants kicks off Aug. 22. The application deadline for the second grant cycle is Sept. 16.
For more information about the Classroom Grant program or to apply, click here.
The Alabama Power Foundation is committed to empowering communities and improving the quality of life for all Alabamians. Established in 1989 with shareholder dollars, the foundation provides philanthropic support to Alabama communities, nonprofits and educational institutions. Learn more at www.powerofgood.com.