Classroom teaching grants will provide up to $1,500 in funding is available to a limited number of applicants each year. Any former member who is in their first, second, or third year of teaching mathematics may apply for funds to supply their classroom with mathematics materials or for membership in a professional mathematics organization. No individual will be granted more than $1,500 total. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. A grantee will need to submit an application each time they want to draw on their Classroom Teaching Grant Award once they've been awarded the grant, and they can do this no more than twice per year. Any funds not dispersed by the end of the grantee's third year of teaching will remain in the account to be used for future grant recipients. Reimbursements may be requested, but we prefer to pay before purchases have been made. For instance, we prefer to pay for mathematics professional memberships directly to the organization, and we prefer for grantees to build Amazon Wishlists which we can purchase for them and have shipped to them. As a condition of this grant, grantees must submit a "grant reporting form" (form provided by Mu Alpha Theta to grantees) within 30 days of the conclusion of the event (in this case the request for payment/reimbursement) or the grantee will be responsible for reimbursing the grant funds back to Mu Alpha Theta. The grant reporting form must be submitted for each instance a grantee draws on their grant, so we highly recommend that grantees use the entire $1,500 grant at one time if possible. The grant may be used for materials such as math games, math resource books, math software, algebra tiles or other manipulatives, rulers, protractors, posters or other math display items, math videos, calculators, other classroom mathematics materials, and mathematics professional memberships. Consumable supplies such as paper, pencils, etc. may also be covered by this grant. The grant may not be used for a personal computer or tablet. Non-consumable materials, once purchased, remain the teacher’s property, unless the teacher decides to donate them to their school. The application requires a letter, on official school stationery, from the applicant's principal or head of school verifying that the applicant is employed in a full-time, math teaching position. The initial date of the applicant’s full-time mathematics employment must be included in this letter.
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Grant determinations will be made every Monday and awardees will be notified via email.