Thanks to the El Paso Community Foundation’s The Classroom Fund, full-time teachers in the El Paso and Las Cruces area are eligible for resource grants for the 2021-2022 school year
The Classroom Fund, created in 2011 as a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation, provides requested classroom materials directly to educators in the El Paso-Las Cruces area.
Grants for $1,000 or less will be available, and applications are due by May 16, 2021. Officials say that the application dates have been moved up to accommodate the 2021-2022 school year schedule.
Grants are available to all full-time, pre-K through 12th grade educators, including teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, school nurses, and coaches who are also teachers. Eligible candidates must spend at least 75% of their time working directly with students.
Requests must be for materials students will use or experience directly.
Grant recipients are required to follow up with a report on the use of materials through photographs, video or a written letter. Grant requests are reviewed by The Classroom Fund Review Committee and are approved based on merit and available funds.