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HEF funds grants that:
  • Are innovative and creative
  • Have specific measurable outcomes
  • Will target needs of challenged students particularly in reading and math
  • Include unique ways of using technology and 21st century learning
  • Focus on increasing achievement and self efficacy of all students

NEW FOR 2021 - Priority will be given to projects that address:

  • COVID-related learning loss and achievement gaps
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of students and teachers
  • Health and wellness of students and teachers
Application Requirements

Grant applicants must schedule a consult with Paula Roop, HEF Program Officer, prior to submitting an application. Paula will work with applicants refining ideas and project plans. Email to arrange a TEAMS virtual consult. Grantees will receive a link to the grant portal after the consult.

Applicants must be full-time HCPS staff members. (We do not accept Innovative Grants Program applications from organizations outside of HCPS.)

Applications should reflect school and division instructional goals.

Completed applications are submitted electronically as well as hard copy by April 30, 2021.

"The power in our relationship with HEF comes through accelerating learning by doing. It has never been about solutions looking for a problem. It is about targeting a specific problem, identifying a change that can make a real difference, and working to determine whether the change made a significant impact on students. The work we do with HEF innovations 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, Innovation Specialist-Teaching, Learning, and Innovation - Henrico County Public Schools

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) 652-3369
email Paula