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Achieve Awards

Grants to Albuquerque, New Mexico Public School
Staff Members to Support Extracurricular Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Education Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/15/19 5:00 PM MST


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Albuquerque, New Mexico teachers and other school employees to support after-school clubs and other student activities. Projects must positively impact elementary, middle, or high school students. Strong proposals must demonstrate innovation and a clear method of implementation.

Eligible Proposals:
-Can come from elementary, middle or high school staff members.
-Use measurable outcomes to determine the success of the project.
-Should be well conceived and clearly written.
-Represent a good fiscal investment for the APSEF Foundation and its donor community.

For information on Selection Process and Criteria, as well as grant writing tips, see the URL for Full Text link below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177281

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Submissions of up to $10,000 will be reviewed, though it’s important to note funding is limited and large grants will be rare.

Term of Contract:

Fall Achieve Awards are intended for the 2018-19 school year. Awardees should be ready to make every effort to spend their grant awards as soon as they are received. Spring Achieve Awards are intended for either the spring of the 2018-19 school year or the 2019-20 school year.

Funding is for one year and does not imply a commitment for additional funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are certified, school-based staff members, such as teachers, educational assistants, librarians, counselors, social workers and others. As a part of the application, the applicant must certify that the principal is aware of the proposal and supports the application. An Achieve Award will not be funded without the support of school administration. Only APS employees may submit applications.

Other Considerations:
- Agreements or partnerships with outside nonprofit groups should have the approval of APS administration. Funding will go to the school, and NOT directly to a partner nonprofit.
- Projects funded through the Achieve Awards are school-specific. If a teacher changes schools before the implementation of the grant, funds must be returned to the APS Education Foundation.
- No out-of-state travel will be funded in 2018-19.
- For grant applications that include requests with technology, it is strongly recommended filling out and submitting the APS Education Foundation Technology Funding Request Survey. You must be logged into your APS Google account using your APS credentials to access the survey.

Requests for facility needs will not be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The APS Education Foundation's Achieve Awards are offered twice a year.

Upcoming cycles:
2018 Fall Cycle is September 24, 2018 at 5pm MST. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-October - November.
2019 Spring Cycle is February 15, 2019 at 5pm MST. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-March.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

For more information, contact the APS Grant Writer at the Foundation at 880-3708 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: Albuquerque