Grants

The Winter Grant cycle is open through December 15, 2022

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, December 15 and April 30. All grant applications must be submitted by midnight on the date specified.

Grant Opportunities - For CHCCS Teachers/Staff Only

Achievers’ Fund Grant

  • For small groups or individual students with financial need who would benefit from additional academic support (e.g., tutoring) or enrichment opportunities (e.g., music lessons, summer camp, art classes).
  • Can be for activities during the school year or in the summer.
  • Also for students with need who have won a school-sponsored State level competition and require financial support to compete at a National or International level competition.
  • Usually submitted by a School Social Worker, Guidance Counselor, or student's teacher.
Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Personnel September 30, December 15, April 30 Based on Need

Apply now for Dec 15, 2022 grant deadline

Classroom and Student Enrichment Grant (CSEG)

  • For innovative classroom or grade level projects at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
  • Priority is given to projects submitted by Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Personnel September 30, December 15, April 30 $200-2,000

Apply now for Dec 15, 2022 deadline

Strowd Roses Grants

  • For innovative projects that span across a grade level, are school-wide or are district-wide.
  • Priority is assigned to projects submitted by Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
 
Each year, the Strowd Roses Foundation makes a block grant to PSF for support of innovative school-wide, grade-level or district-wide projects in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. This grant is administered solely by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation. Strowd Roses, Inc. is a private charitable foundation which was established in 2001 under the will of Mrs. Irene Harrison Strowd of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Significant additional funding was provided by the estate of Mrs. Strowd’s sister, Gladis Harrison Adams. In endowing the foundation, Mrs. Strowd wished to honor the memory of her husband, Fletcher Eugene Strowd, by providing in perpetuity for the maintenance and care of the Community Rose Garden which he founded, and by funding projects and organizations which would improve the quality of life for citizens of the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Out of those foundation assets not required for maintenance of the Community Rose Garden, the Board of Directors of Strowd Roses, Inc. makes grants to qualified tax-exempt charitable, educational, religious and public organizations that are based in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, or are devoted primarily to benefiting the citizens of those communities. Grants may also be made to individuals engaged in projects designed to enhance the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

Read More Less

Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Personnel September 30 and December 15 $1,000-$4,000

Apply now for Dec 15, 2022 deadline

Professional Development Impact Grant

  • School principals in the CHCCS District may request funds for professional development opportunities they self-determine will be valuable for their school.
  • The maximum request per year for a principal/school is $2,500.
  • Proposals should identify professional development endeavors intended to improve teacher effectiveness.
  • Funds are often used to hire substitute teachers so teacher/staff can receive professional development around areas such as technology training, curriculum development, on-site training and speakers, observation of master teachers, conference registrations, and workshops.
  • Expenses for travel and registrations can be considered as part of these requests; food and other incidental expenses are excluded from coverage.
  • Requests from CHCCS District Administrators for professional development for staff members who report to them may be considered; administrators should first communicate with the Associate Director for Programs before applying.
Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Principals September 30 and Dec 15 Up to $2,500

Apply now for Dec 15,2022 deadline

International Teacher Travel Grants

  • For teachers who plan to travel to countries that are linked to their students' backgrounds and/or the teacher's curriculum.
  • Award amount is up to $1,000.
  • Applicants are expected to continue to teach in the district for at least one year after the grant funds are spent.
  • A teacher may only receive this grant once.
Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Teachers September 30 Up to $1,000

Apply now for Dec 15, 2022 deadline