Grants / Scholarships

2021 Innovation in Learning Environments Grant

The Kansas City Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments 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. Up to 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.
  • Technology and equipment will be considered such as: 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines with a direct association to innovation labs or equivalent programs for learning. Travel is not eligible.
  • The outcome of this grant implementation needs to be completed within 6 months to allow for sharing of results at a future A4LE event.
  • Public and private school entities willing to share project outcomes at an A4LE event are eligible to submit.
All submission are due by March 22, 2021

Review Process

The board members of the Kansas City Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments will review the applications with name and school entity information removed to provide an unbiased decision. Notifications of award will be made on or before May 12, 2021 and funds will be distributed by May 21, 2021. Please submit any questions via email to [email protected].

Grant Application

To be considered for the 2021 grant program:

Submit Your Application

Click here to review the submission questions.

The deadline for application is March 22, 2021.

Past Winners

The Kansas City Chapter is proud to announce the winners of our third annual Innovation in Learning Environments Grant. Four entries were selected as winners of $2,000 each for 2020. Click here to see Past Winners.
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