Grants / Scholarships

2019 Innovation in Learning Environments Grant

The Kansas City Chapter is proud to support efforts in education innovation by funding the work of teachers, administrators and schools to bring new ideas and opportunities to learners in our area. Four $2,000 Innovation in Learning Environments Grants will be awarded annually.


  • Grants can be used to fund efforts in curriculum or spatial development for learners of Pre-K to grade 12. Examples include makerspaces and associated equipment, flexible furniture, innovative instructional resources, collaborative learning support etc. If it pushes the boundaries of your current space and instructional efforts, it’s fair game!
  • To help others be inspired by innovation, we will showcase the results of your grant at one of our Quarterly Conversation events where educators and designers meet to discuss opportunities in learning and space. A representative involved in the implementation would be required to attend and give a brief presentation (10 min) of the outcomes.
  • “Hard” Technology (laptops/iPads) and travel are not eligible.
  • The outcome of this grant implementation needs to be complete within 6 months to allow for sharing of results at a future A4LE event.
  • School entities in the following counties are eligible to submit.
    • KANSAS: Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth
    • MISSOURI: Cass, Jackson, Platte, Clay

Review Process

The board members of the Kansas City Chapter will review the applications with name and school entity information removed to provide an unbiased decision. Notifications of award will be made April 24, 2019 and funds will be distributed by May 10, 2019. Please submit any questions via email to

Grant Application

To be considered for the 2019 grant program, please fill out the attached PDF form and return, along with an itemized budget.

The deadline for application is Friday, March 29, 2018. Application forms and itemized budgets may be submitted via email to

Past Winners

The Kansas City Chapter is proud to announce the winners of our first annual Innovation in Learning Environments Grant. Four entries were selected as winners of $1,500 each for 2018. Click here to see Past Winners.
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