$10,500 in Grants Available to Ventura County Teachers

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Teachers in Ventura County are invited to apply for a share of $10,500 in grants that reward innovative teaching methods. The IMPACT II grant program is accepting applications through April 2, 2020. Successful applicants will receive $500 for individual entries and $750 for team entries. Winning teachers will be honored at an awards dinner and their lesson plans will be shared online as resources for other teachers to use.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
  • Narrative and Supporting Documents Deadline: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
  • Awards Dinner: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

How to Apply
Detailed program information and eligibility criteria are available at: bit.ly/impactii2020 
The online application form is at bit.ly/impactiiapp 

More about IMPACT II
The purpose of IMPACT II is to spread excellent teaching ideas throughout our county. Recognizing innovative teachers at the awards dinner is an opportunity to celebrate the true heroes and heroines in our communities. Over the years, Ventura County IMPACT II has matured into the program that we envisioned at its inception. Business leaders, teachers, and administrators are becoming aware of the program and are participating in unprecedented numbers.

The Ventura County IMPACT II program is a partnership between the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA), the Ventura County Office of Education, and the Ventura County Star. IMPACT II is cost effective. The County Education Office funds the day-to-day operation of IMPACT II, so contributions go directly to teachers and classrooms for student projects. IMPACT II puts cutting edge classroom projects into the mainstream, turning students on to learning. IMPACT II enables excellent teaching ideas to reach all teachers in the county and raises community awareness of exemplary classroom practices. IMPACT II boosts teacher morale by recognizing innovative teaching as well as enhancing teacher professionalism through local/national training and teacher presentations.