Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers


Each year, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation provides financial support to enrich the educational experiences of students and teachers in all of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. There are multiple opportunities for funding and three deadlines to submit applications: September 30, January 31 and April 30. All grant applications must be submitted by midnight on the date specified. 

Grant applications are still being taken for the 2020 Spring Cycle (due date April 30th); however, we are ONLY seeking proposals for activities that will take place in Summer 2020 or the next school year.  We will not fund projects proposed to occur in Spring 2020.

The April 14th Grant Writing Workshop has been cancelled.  If you have questions or would like advice on your grant proposal, please contact Nancy at


Public School Foundation Grant Opportunities

Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
Achievers Grants
  • Funds tutoring, enrichment or summer camp and students who have advanced to state or national competitions
  • Requires existence of economic need
CHCCS District Personnel September 30, January 31 and April 30 Based on need
CSEG Grants
  • Funds classroom or grade level project
CHCCS District Personnel September 30, January 31 and April 30 $200-2,000
Strowd Roses Grants
  • Funds CHCCS district-wide, school-wide or grade-level project
  • Preference is given to applications submitted by PLCs*
CHCCS District Personnel September 30 and January 31 $1,000-$4,000
Professional Development Impact Grants (Not available in Winter Cycle)
  • MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; each school limited to $2,500 per school year
  • Enables school to support self-determined professional development opportunities for professional and technical staff
  • Project may include, but is not limited to curriculum development, on-site training and speakers, observation of master teachers, payment for substitute teachers during PD time, conference registrations and workshops
  • For Professional Development Impact grants across all CHCCS schools or schools at one level (for example, all middle schools), please contact PSF for information
CHCCS District Principals September 30 and April 30 Up to $2,500
International Teacher Travel Grants

  • Funds international travel that will impact students in the classroom
  • A teacher may only receive this grant one time
CHCCS District Teachers September 30 Up to $1,000

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