Virtually all teachers wind up paying out of their own pocket for supplies. In fact, according to the Education Market Association, on average, most spend nearly $500 per year, and one in 10 spent $1,000 or more. Last year, a total of $1.6 billion in school supply costs was shifted from parents – or struggling districts – onto teachers.
Grants for Teachers in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin
Thankfully, for teachers in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin, The Meemic Foundation has renewed its pledge to support the educational community and help ensure that teachers and students have the resources necessary to achieve great standards both inside and outside of the classroom. The foundation has pledged to give out $500,000 in grants in 2017 to help pay for everything from your standard pencil and paper to technological advances in the classroom.
Any educator in Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin is eligible for these grants and there is no cost to apply. We believe that educators in your community would be interested to learn more about how Meemic can help improve classrooms while also reducing the amount of their own money that they have to spend.
Grant Opportunities for the Educational Community
Grants are available for a variety of programs, including:
- Behavior Modification
- Health/Physical Education
- Social Studies
- Special Needs
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Funding is also available for a variety of projects, including:
- Classroom projects
- Field trips
- School assemblies
- Professional development for educators
To learn more about teacher grants, please visit Meemic.