DKG Mini Grants: Grants FOR teachers FROM teachers. Application open now

Grants FOR teachers, FROM teachers

Teachers seeking financial support for special classroom activities and materials are invited to apply for DKG Mini Grants, a unique program provided by teachers, for teachers!

The Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society is a group of professional women Educators from Boone and Winnebago counties, who financially support quality education. The Zeta Chapter has established the DKG Mini Grant Program with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), awarding grants to Early Childhood through Grade 12 Educators teaching in Boone and Winnebago Counties. The DKG Mini Grant Program is funded by two endowments, the Blanche Martin Mini Grant Fund and the Lana P. Smith Memorial Fund, each established in memory of a female educator and Zeta Chapter member. 

The mini grants may be used to fund special classroom activities, purchase educational materials, attend workshops, or implement any other project that enhances or improves the quality of education. 

The project should:

  1. Improve and enhance a classroom’s academic program,
  2. Encourage creativity in students,
  3. Involve a broad range of students,
  4. Have the potential for being replicated, and
  5. Be implemented in the same academic year in which the grant is awarded.

To apply, educators must complete an online application via CFNIL’s Web Portal. All applications must be submitted by Monday, January 16, 2024, by 8 a.m. Grant recipients will be notified by late March 2024. 

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