You can apply for a teaching grant. Here’s how.

Once you start researching available grants, you will quickly find that there are a variety of options to help fund your goals as an educator. Explore these programs to see what opportunities are available for you:

General Grants

Teachers Count

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to educators, with the goal of elevating the teaching profession.

Fund for Teachers

Since 2001, this group has invested $27.5 million in helping teachers excel as professionals and education leaders.

The NEA Foundation

Founded by educators to celebrate, support, and promote the value and voice of public school teachers.

A clearinghouse of grant opportunities that can be searched by name, type, location, and more.

Specialized Grants


Educators of America offers grants to help equip your classroom with the latest technologies – from whiteboards to STEM labs.

Computer Science

Where better to find a professional development grant to grow your career as a computer science educator than from Google itself.

Math & Science

The U.S. Department of Education extends this program in support of students and teachers with a focus on math and the scientific disciplines.

English as a Second Language

Also offered through the U.S. Department of Education, this grant is available on a state-by-state basis to help improve English language proficiency.


Grants listed on Travel Beyond Excuse can eliminate the financial worries of traveling abroad for once-in-a-lifetime professional development experiences.

How to Write a Grant

You can whip out a lesson plan in no time. Generate a pop quiz on the fly. Assemble a syllabus like no one else. But grant writing? Well, that’s just out of your wheelhouse. Not to worry as these resources can help you create a compelling application:

Kids Discover

This site gives a good rundown what a successful grant application must and should include.

Education World®

Designed for first-time grantees, this article can help teachers understand the requirements and commitments of pursuing a grant.


Pearson – provider of education tools, content, products, and services – offers a free online tutorial on Grant Planning and Writing.

Good Luck!