• Small Grants

    Small grants are requests made by district staff for $5,000 or less in money or property to funding agencies to support the mission and goals of the district. The Assistant Director of Grants is responsible for reviewing all small grant pre-applications

    The Grant Review Committee is responsible for reviewing all grant proposals over $5,000 that involve the district prior to submission. 


    Small Grant Approval Procedure

    1. Inform your principal/director that you are considering applying for funding ($5,000 or less)
    2. Complete the district Small Grant Pre-Application before you submit your request to the funding agency
      • If approved, submit your request to the funding agency
      • If disapproved, make recommended revisions to your application and resubmit
    3. When awarded funding, follow these Post-Award Guidelines to set up, manage, and close out your grant 


    Potential Funders

    The Association for Learning Environments, Alaska Chapter, offers a grants of up to $4,000 to educators wanting to transform their learning environment to enhance the educational experience. 

    Through a partnership with Alaska Principals Foundation, BP is accepting proposals for STEM grants, helping fund a program or a technology need in a school. The grants will be a component of the BP Teachers of Excellence 25th anniversary celebration, as BP finishes its work in Alaska.

    40 teachers across Alaska, will each receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship.  Any public school Pre-K-12 grade teacher, librarian or counselor holding an Alaska teaching certificate may apply.

    Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded for projects to foster wellness through primary prevention and advocacy.

    Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for projects to benefit the Fairbanks and Fort Wainwright communities, especially members of the military and their families. 


    The Golden Heart Community Foundation grant cycle will be open from August 31st to Monday, October 15th. Grant awards are expected to range from $500 to $2,000.

    Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities.  

    Awards up to $5,000. 


    • National Association of State Foresters

    The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has grants of up to $400 for the purchase, shipping, and planting of trees on school grounds or indoors. More information at 907-269-8465 or communityforester@alaska.gov. 

    Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued at $700.

    Grants range from a minimum of $250 to the maximum grant of $5,000.

    The Whole Kids Founation offers $2,000 grants to support new and existing school gardens.




    Previously Funded Small Grants

    School Board Policy and Administrative Regulations governing small grants

Grants and Partnerships Contacts

  • Sheena Cummings 
    Assistant Director of Grants and Partnerships
    (907) 452-2000 x11225

    Britt Larson 
    Grants and Partnerships Specialist
    (907) 452-2000 x11257

    Business Partnership Development Intern

    Grants and Partnerships
    2nd Floor, Suite B, Admin Center
    520 5th Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701
    Fax: (907) 328-0899

Last Modified on November 1, 2019