Apply for a Rural
Education Fund grant.
Pushkin, GFPE Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, 404-463-4246, email@example.com
1, 2019 – For
the second year, the Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE) is
providing Rural Education Fund grants to help rural schools and districts meet
their students’ needs.
limited number of grants of up to $5,000 each are available, and any public
school or school district located in a Georgia county with a population
of 35,000 or less is eligible to apply. All applicants must propose a
project that would solve a current challenge within the school or district and
would lead to positive student outcomes.
the foundation of the Georgia Department of Education, GFPE is committed to
providing resources to help all students succeed,” Executive Director Paige
Pushkin said. “The Rural Education Fund allows schools and school districts in
rural communities to apply for targeted mini-grants to address their students’
needs. In our first round of funding in 2018, we saw Rural Education Fund
grants used to expand arts education, provide computer science instruction,
build an urban garden, and more. The funds can be tailored to a school or
district’s unique needs and, combined with the creativity and caring of dedicated
educators, it’s amazing what can be accomplished. I can’t wait to review this
their final grant report, staff at Lumpkin County Elementary School – a 2018
Rural Education Fund grant recipient – shared:
is great to see how we can transform what we are doing with our students with
just a little funding that allows us to think outside the normal grant
restrictions. The collaboration and new view of creating intrinsic motivation
for reading was a fresh view of learning and enjoying learning at the same
apply for a Rural Education Fund grant, visit the link at the top of this press
release. Applications are due Tuesday, July 30 and recipients will be notified
by Friday, August 30.
the Georgia Foundation for Public Education
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exists for the single purpose of supporting educational excellence for
students in Georgia. We provide simple ways for donors to impactfully serve
students in Georgia’s K-12 system – by investing in a current GFPE project or
working with GFPE to fund their vision. Together, we’re creating a
better future for the 1.7 million students in Georgia’s public schools. Learn more at GFPE.org.