Teacher Grants

2021-2022 Timeline

  • MCAS Teacher Innovation application deadline: September 10, 2021.
  • Michigan City Education Foundation and Barbara A. Carmen Memorial Endowment Fund application deadline: September 20, 2021.
  • Awards will be announced in early October 2021.
  • Funds will be available by mid-October 2021.
  • Recipients are required to submit a report detailing project implementation and outcomes by Friday, June 17, 2022.

Michigan City Education Foundation Grant

The application period for this grant has ended.

The Michigan City Education Foundation small grant program is designed to give teachers a chance to develop creative programs and turn them into classroom activities that promote real learning for children. MCEF accepts applications from teachers in K-8 schools serving Michigan City. These schools include: Barker Middle School, Coolspring Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School, Joy Elementary School, Knapp Elementary School, Krueger Middle School, Lake Hills STEM Magnet School, Marsh Elementary School, Notre Dame Catholic School, Pine Magnet School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Queen of All Saints Catholic School, Springfield Elementary School, St. Paul Lutheran School, and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic School.

MCEF Application Preview

Barbara A. Carmen Memorial Endowment Fund Grants

The application period for this grant has ended.

The Barbara A. Carmen Memorial Endowment Fund was established to encourage elementary teacher empowerment through small grants. This fund is dedicated to the memory of Barbara A. Carmen, a former MCAS elementary teacher, who devoted her career to the pursuit of excellence in education. May the fruit of her dedication live on through the efforts of others.

This program accepts applications from teachers in K-8 schools serving Michigan City. These schools include: Barker Middle School, Coolspring Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School, Joy Elementary School, Knapp Elementary School, Krueger Middle School, Lake Hills STEM Magnet School, Marsh Elementary School, Notre Dame Catholic School, Pine Magnet School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Queen of All Saints Catholic School, Springfield Elementary School, St. Paul Lutheran School, and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic School.

Carmen Application Preview

MCAS Teacher Innovation Grant

The application period for this grant has ended.

The Teacher Innovation Fund for Michigan City Area Schools is a small grant program for Michigan City High School and La Porte County Career and Technical Education/A.K. Smith Career Center teachers/professionals. It is designed to promote innovation and creativity making teaching more fun for professionals and much more effective in reaching and inspiring our students.

MCAS Teacher Innovation Application Preview

Janet (Collings) Drayton Teacher Innovation Grant

Janet (Collings) Drayton Teacher Innovation Fund is a grant program for licensed teachers employed by the La Porte Community School Corporation and teaching at Kingsbury Elementary School. The grants are intended to be utilized for classroom projects that support math and science learning and field trips that teach the history of La Porte County.

Additional Information

These grants are available annually on a competitive basis to teachers serving La Porte County. Specific requirements vary depending on the grant being applied for.

Prior to beginning an application, confirm you have selected the intended grant program. Each program has different eligibility requirements.

Application previews are linked below each grant opportunity. They are intended for planning purposes only. All applications must be submitted online through the portal. Paper applications and submissions are not accepted. Each of the above grant programs require completion and upload of a budget. A template is available for download in each application in the portal. You may also download or preview it here.

Once you begin a draft you may save it and return later to finish your work. When you return, you will see your draft application on your dashboard. Click “Edit Application” to return to your draft. Use of Chrome or Firefox is recommended.

Annually, when grant applications become available online, Unity will notify the public via traditional media, our website, and social media outlets. As a general rule, Unity does not offer grants outside of those listed on our website.

Questions about the above grant programs should be directed to lvarga@uflc.net or (219) 879-0327. We welcome and encourage contact from individuals who are considering applying for a grant, and we are happy to clarify and respond to questions concerning policies, guidelines, or application procedures.