||The grant is available to Pre-K through 12 educators in IRTA Areas 1 and 2 for this current year. The following counties are included: Aurora Area (Kane), Blackhawk (Rock Island), Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Elgin Area (Kane), Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, North Lake Shore (Cook), NorthWest Suburban (Cook), Ogle, Putnam, Stark, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago, and Woodford.
IRTA Foundation is making $15,000 in grant money available to 26 counties in Illinois. This special grant will provide additional funds to public school educators (Pre-K through 12) so that their students will have the means to participate in special projects. The program will rotate each year among Northern, Central, and Southern Illinois.Most grants awarded are in the $300-$500 range. Grants will be awarded for enduring projects that help impact students year after year. Grants will not be awarded for field trips,consumables, or awards/rewards.All proposals must be postmarked by September 6, 2013. A special committee will select the recipients of the grant money in October 2013. Recipients will be notified shortly after this time.