Innovative

Grants

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Have an innovative idea that will help your students soar?

Innovative Grant Priorities

HEF funds projects that:

  • Are innovative and creative
  • Have specific measurable outcomes
  • Will target needs of challenged students
  • Include unique ways of using technology and 21st century learning
  • Focus on increasing achievement and self-efficacy of all students

Application Requirements

All applicants must schedule a grant consult with HEF Program Officer Erin Daniel prior to applying. Applications will not be accepted from applicants who do not complete the grant consult. Contact Erin at edaniel@henricogives.org to schedule your consult or if you have questions about HEF’s grant program.

Applicants must be full-time HCPS staff members. We do not accept applications from organizations outside of HCPS.

Applications should reflect school and district instructional goals.

Applications are due August 3, 2023 at noon.

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Awarded Innovative Grants

To learn more about these innovative grants and see photos, click on the links:

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:

Other schools/departments:

Effective grants include a great idea, money to support it, a step-by-step implementation process and final outcomes—a proven formula for success!

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Awarded Grants

Program Officer
HEF Innovative Grants and Educational Initiatives
(804) 877-9415
email Erin

Is my idea grant-worthy?

Some questions to consider:

  • What specific problem(s) will my grant project address?
  • What data do I have (or can obtain) that shows this is a problem?
  • What makes my project innovative?
  • How many students will be impacted?
  • As a result of the project, what outcomes do I hope to achieve?
  • What will be included in the project budget?

“HEF Innovative Grants are accelerated, proof-of-concept projects that generate key insights into the future of Henrico schools through promoting greater equity, academic effectiveness, and student engagement.”

Jon Gregori, Innovative Learning Specialist - HCPS Teaching, Learning and Innovation