Great Ideas Grants

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The SPRING Great Ideas Grant 2017 is now OPEN.

Download the application here.

Who is Eligible?

All licensed teachers employed by the Los Alamos Public Schools District are eligible to apply for Great Ideas Grants. Support personnel, students, parents, administrators and community members are encouraged to partner with teachers, though they may not submit a grant as the primary applicant. Applicants may apply as individuals or as part group. Educators within specific grade levels, subjects and schools are encouraged to collaborate. One application may be submitted per teacher in each grant cycle.

The Great Ideas Grant program provides an opportunity for enriching academic experiences for students. Its purpose is to support teachers who have ideas for enriching the curriculum or providing students with unique learning experiences. The program enables the purchase of special materials or resources for the classroom, which are not typically available through the schools' budgets.

A committee consisting of educators, LAPS Foundation Board members and LAPS Foundation staff reviews grant proposals.

Applications are judged on the following criteria:

  • potential to improve student achievement
  • number of students who will benefit
  • creativity of project or innovative approach
  • potential for continuation and/or replication
  • cost effectiveness and realistic budget
  • addresses Common Core standards

Grantees are required to provide the Foundation with a final report by the deadline indicated in the application information. This report shall include items such as: an expense report, an evaluation of the program's effectiveness, public relation efforts made on behalf of the Foundation and a narrative describing how students, teacher and school benefited from the project.

2014 Fall & 2015 Spring Great Ideas Grant Winners

2013 Fall & 2014 Spring Great Ideas Grant Winners

2012 Fall & 2013 Spring Great Ideas Grant Winners

2011 Fall & 2012 Spring Great Ideas Grant Winners

2010 Fall & 2011 Spring Great Ideas Grant Winners

2010 Teacher Grant Award Winners

2009 Teacher Grant Award Winners

2008 Teacher Grant Award Winners

  • CONTACT
    Laura Loy
    Executive Director
    1900 Diamond Drive, Suite 1
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Phone: (505) 500-6501


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