Mini grants (up to $100 each) are available each semester. Certified Los Alamos Public Schools teachers may apply. The spirit of these grants is to fund new and innovative ideas in the classroom that teachers otherwise wouldn’t pursue without the grant. It is not meant to continue funding programs already in place. Requests should fit within the scope of the LAPS Foundation’s strategic plan. There is no deadline to apply, but once the money budgeted for the semester has been allotted, no more will be available until the next semester.
Normally training, classes etc. do not fall under the scope of the mini grants and we encourage teachers to apply for a Professional Development grant instead. However, because of the school closure and social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers may apply for a mini grant for online training and webinars this semester.
Teachers may only receive one mini grant per school year.