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Round One Classroom Grants Open

GIPS Foundation announces opening of 2022 Classroom Grant Application

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is pleased to offer the first round of the 2022-2023 annual mini-grant cycle. “The last few years have been challenging! And yet for the GIPS Foundation, the words that come to mind as we think of the GIPS staff are: resilient, amazing, caring, and imaginative! Since our beginning in 1983, your Foundation has been committed to enhancing opportunities for students and staff. It’s that time of year when we encourage you to take your amazing, caring, imaginative resiliency and DREAM BIG! We encourage you to apply for a Classroom Mini-Grant to fund those special projects and activities that are beyond the realm of the school budget. We look forward to seeing how we can help your dreams become your students realities!” said Vikki Deuel, GIPS Foundation Board President. 

Last school year, 12 mini-grants were funded across the district that impacted approximately 3,216 students. The mini-grant fund is established via the Add it Up to Opportunity! Staff and Board fund drive and Community Fund Drives held during the 2021-2022 school year.

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation awards mini-grants in two rounds on an annual basis. Mini-grants are designed to fund educational opportunities for students that are not available through the school district's general budget. The dollar range for mini-grants is up to $2,000. Only applicants with an email address are eligible for grants.

Round 1 Deadlines:

  • Opens on August 15
  • Closes at 4:00 pm on September 30
  • Awards announced in October
  • Projects should begin after November 1

Round 2 Deadlines:

  • Opens on December 15
  • Closes at 4:00 pm on January 28
  • Awards announced in February
  • Projects should begin after March 1. This could include summer school and next fall.


CONTACT: Kari Hooker-Leep, Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, (308) 385-5900, extension 201170;

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