AdoptAClassroom.org is excited to announce our continued partnership with Farmers Insurance and their 2017 Thank America’s Teachers grant program! Farmers is now accepting proposals, and teachers in need of classroom supplies are encouraged to apply.
This year, Thank America’s Teachers and Farmers Insurance will award more than $1 million in grant funds to classrooms across the United States. To help fund classroom projects, 180 teachers will receive $2,500 for supplies on AdoptAClassroom.org. Six lucky teachers who submit a written proposal to Farmers’ Dream Big Teacher Challenge will receive $100,000 in classroom funding.
2017 Deadlines for Teachers
$2,500 Grant Program: Submit your proposal by February 27, 2017
$100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge: Submit your proposal by June 30, 2017
If you miss the first round of proposals for the $2,500 grant, you can apply before May 30, 2017, or September 27, 2017 to be included in later rounds.
How it works
Farmers invites U.S. teachers to apply for the $2,500 grant by submitting a proposal on the Thank America’s Teachers website. Each teacher who submits their application before the deadline will be showcased online and supporters can vote for their favorite classroom from March 1, 2017, through March 31, 2017. Classrooms which receive the most votes will be rewarded with $2,500 to their AdoptAClassroom.org.
Teachers who apply for the $100,00 Dream Big Teacher Challenge by the deadline will be online for voting from September 29-October 30.
One 2016 Winner’s Story
In 2016, kindergarten teacher Roseanna Gonzales was awarded $2,500 by the Thank America’s Teachers program for her special education classroom. As a result, she was able to stock her classroom with basic supplies like paper, toner and curriculum materials without having to dip into her own pockets for funds. She also provided her students with costly bouncy bands for her classroom chairs, which she couldn’t afford without a grant from Farmers.
“I was really surprised,” said Gonzales. “When it finally happened, I was like, ‘Whoa, that was me!'”
Visit the Thank America’s Teachers website to apply for a classroom grant or to vote for your favorite teacher proposals.
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