QPS Staff Grants (Formerly Teacher Grants)

The QPS Foundation provides grants directly to staff members for training, programs, or projects that benefit student learning and/or performance. Grants are for one-year projects, and it is not the intention of the Foundation to continue funding the project or its replication beyond one year. Grants awarded through the QPS Foundation are not meant to replace traditional sources of funding for the public schools.

NEW in 2018!

Formerly called Teacher Grants, our updated grant for QPS staff is now called the QPS Staff Grant. It is now open to all certified and non-certified QPS staff to apply with the approval of their administrator and/or direct supervisor.

The QPS Staff Grant is now capped at $1,500. This change allows for a more fair distribution of available funds to a broader base of recipients. An additional grant program has been created, called the Dream Big Grant, to accommodate requests larger than $1,500.

Applications for QPS Staff Grants will be accepted twice per year with deadlines on March 30 and September 30. Grant recipients will be notified on or before April 30 and October 31 during each cycle.

ATTN: Fall grant announcements have been delayed. We hope to make formal announcements by Nov. 16. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


All applications MUST be reviewed by the staff member’s administrator or supervisor BEFORE submitting to the Foundation’s web site. Please make sure that you have discussed your application with your administrator before applying! Applications approved by the administrator will be given first consideration by the Foundation.

Receipts for purchases are required as proof of due diligence with grants that are awarded. We ask that receipts be turned in to the Foundation by December 31 and June 30 unless other arrangements have been approved by the Foundation.

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Successful Applications

In 2011, one of the items Teacher Grant funding purchased was an IPad for students in the Communications Disorder and Cross-Categorical class at QJHS.  Apps to be used were Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device, Autism Express, and others that support communication, academics, and social skills.

Dream Big 01In 2012, Teacher Grant funding was used to purchase a projector to complete an interactive Polyvision whiteboard system in a classroom.

kids_art_teaching_teacherIn 2013, Teacher Grant funding was used to support the SmART Art Mentor Program in seven QPS elementary schools.