2019 IRTAF Excellence in Education Grants for Teachers Program Application
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) Foundation is making $36,500 in grant money available statewide. This special grant will provide additional funds to Illinois public school educators (Pre-K through 12) so that their students will have the means to participate in special projects.

Please submit your application to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation by clicking the submit button found at the end of this document. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2019. Grant recipients will be chosen in the summer, and awards will be presented in the fall. When you submit your proposal, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in this document.

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School Name: *
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Principal’s Name: *
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What grade/classes do you teach? *
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What is the amount of money you are requesting for your special classroom project (maximum of $750 per award)? *
Grants will not be awarded for field trips, consumables, or awards/rewards. Grants will be awarded for enduring projects that help impact students year after year.
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Please include a summarized paragraph. *
A summarized paragraph (no longer than 4 sentences) on your project that can be used in future IRTAF publications.
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Please describe the details of the project. *
What supplies are needed? What is involved? Why is it important that your students have an opportunity to participate in this project?
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Please include a detailed budget below, not just a total. *
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Have you been an IRTAF grant recipient before? *
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I understand that the awarding of all grants shall be at the discretion of the IRTA Foundation. *
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I further understand that, in the event I am awarded a grant for the project, the IRTA Foundation shall have the right to disseminate a description of my project and its concepts and ideas and/or photographs of my students participating in the project. The school will be responsible for getting releases from students and their parents for use of student names and/or photographs in IRTA Foundation promotional materials. *
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IRTAF and IRTA
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation is a not for profit association affiliated with the Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA). This is the 14th year the Foundation has awarded grants to public school teachers in Illinois. In addition to providing these grants, the Foundation provides scholarships to aspiring Illinois educators and financial assistance to retired Illinois educators who are experiencing acute financial stress. To learn more about the IRTA or the IRTA Foundation, feel free to contact us at 828 South Second Street, 4th Floor, Springfield, IL 62704, call us at 1-800-728-4782, or visit us at www.irtaonline.org.


* Chicago Public School employees are not eligible for this grant program.

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