Grant Application Process

Through our grants programs, the Albany Education Foundation seeks to provide AUSD educators with small amounts of money that can be acquired quickly and easily for specific educational activities that enrich existing programs in Albany public schools.

Does your proposed project:

  • utilize an innovative and creative program directly benefiting and involving students?
  • offer students a unique learning opportunity which would otherwise be unavailable?
  • address the educational needs and interests of all your students or a specific group of students (for example, English learners, students with disabilities, boys, African American students)
  • enrich an existing Albany Unified School District program?
  • provide resources that enhance classroom curriculum or student participation?
  • enable community or volunteer involvement, interdisciplinary or team teaching, or multi-age student groupings?
  • need funding because none or too little is available from state, federal, or district sources?
  • comply with all Albany Unified School District policies and regulations?

If so, please apply for one or more field trip grants or mini-grants or both! All Albany certificated educators, alone or in groups, may apply for AEF mini-grants and/or field trip grants at the start of each school year.

Please note:

AEF funds field trips for which we receive endorsed applications. Recipients receive an amount based on the number of students served and the number of days involved. The total amount designated for field trips for the 2016-2017 school year is $20,000.

Mini-grants are reviewed by a committee and funded up to a maximum of $1,000 each based on perceived merit of the proposed project as indicated by the criteria above. The total amount designated for mini-grants for the 2016-2017 school year is $30,000.

IMPORTANT: In 2016 AEF will continue to accept ONLY online applications.

To apply for mini-grant or field trip funding, an educator needs an AEF EDUCATOR LOG-IN. Click here to register. Lead applicants working by themselves or with co-applicants may complete an application. The lead applicant must complete the Points of Agreement for each application.

TO BE CONSIDERED, complete applications must be submitted by the specified deadline and include:

  • the full project or trip description
  • the budget
  • "signed" points of agreement
Application Endorsement by Principals and Program Managers

Principals and Program Managers will receive an email informing them that there are applications awaiting review as the endorsement period approaches. They must endorse or deny the application before the specified deadline.

If you encounter any difficulty in completing an application, please contact us for support.

Please note these 2016 - 2017 DEADLINES.
Field Trip Applications due: October 3, 2016
Field Trip Endorsements due: October 12, 2016
Mini-Grant Applications due: November 1, 2016
Mini-Grant Endorsements due: November 1, 2016
Activities Completed by: June 2, 2017
Post-grant reports detailing expenses due: June 5, 2017


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