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Big Impact Grant

It's here! The Albany Public Schools Foundation has opened up the Big Impact Grant for 2019-20. All applications are due by January 27, 2020. Awards will be announced on February 14, 2020.

The grant proposal must be for a collaborative and innovative big impact project including two or more schools. The applicant(s) can be teachers from multiple elementary, middle or high schools who collaborate on a big project/program.  For instance, in 2018-19, the middle schools received funds to help with Outdoor School supplies such as sleeping bags, rain gear and more. In 2017-18 the elementary music teachers received a grant which purchased music instruments for all 15 elementary schools. The goal of this grant program is to help a new program get started or expand an existing program.  The Foundation is looking for an innovative idea that engages kids in hands-on activities.


Info about the Big Impact Grant

Grant Application

Application deadline : January 27, 2020

Grant Evaluations

Evaluation deadline:
June 15, 2020

2018 Big Impact Award

Four middle schools received funds for Outdoor School supplies - $14,000

2017 Big Impact Award

Fifteen GAPS elementary schools received music instruments - $20,000