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Individual grants up to $5,000 & Chapter grants up to $20,000 available for the 2014-15 school year

CTA members and chapters that want to support their strength-based approaches to school change are encouraged to apply for an IFT Grant for next year. This could be the individual practitioner who wants to try something new in their classroom or a team of teachers who share a common dream to advance their school’s success.

Individual grants up to $5,000 and Chapter grants up to $20,000 are available for the 2014-15 school year. Grant information and a link to the on-line application can be found at IFT’s website: The deadline to submit a grant application is April 30, 2014.

Applications will be reviewed in May by the IFT Grant Selection Committee, composed of teachers from around the state. Awards will be announced in June. During the school year, members of the Grant Selection Committee and the regional Teacher Think Tanks will join IFT staff to visit each project location and to meet with team members to discover their learnings.

Grant proposals are judged based on a strength-based matrix (below) that includes seven factors. Project grants are awarded directly to CTA members, although the funds are administered by their local Associations in order to avoid any tax liability to the grant recipients. . For a year-by-year summary of IFT Grants awarded, please go to:

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