KTF Literacy Grant Winner
  • Below is a listing of classroom and project grants available for AAPS teachers and staff.

    The AAPS Strategic Partnerships Office receives notification of grants from our Community, Business and Educational partners. Questions? studentscholarships@a2schools.org.
    Grant Announcements will be added here as we receive them

    KTF Literacy Grant

    Attention Elementary Principals, Media Specialists, Building Literacy Experts and Teachers:

    • Have a literacy-related project idea to help struggling readers at your school?  
    • Need funds to support getting literacy materials into the hands of students?
    • Have a great idea to promote literacy to your students?

    The KTF Literacy Grant provides grants for elementary school projects and programs that encourage and promote literacy, support academic retention programs, augment reading materials in elementary school media centers and other projects and programs to help develop literacy in elementary school students, with an emphasis on projects that help struggling readers.

    The grant is open to any elementary school staff person as well as staff from the Preschool.

    Application Link Available: September 26, 2023

    **Please note: We are using Submittable to manage the KTF Literacy Grant Applications.  Because of this, you will have to create a free account to submit an application.  But the good part is once you create an account, you can save a draft of your application and come back to it later. **

    Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

    KTF Literacy Grants are provided through the generosity of the Karen Thomas Fund.  The Fund was established in memory of former Board of Education Trustee Andy Thomas’s wife of 38 years.

    Questions? Contact Jenn Myers: myersj@a2schools.org

    AAPSEF Classroom Grant Program

    This fund supports classroom projects that enhance and enrich the learning experience and provide the skills and proficiency required for employment and further education for all students attending AAPS.
    Programs/projects must address one or more of the following topics:
    • Literacy
    • Science & Technology
    • the Arts
    • Mental Health
    • COVID support
    • DEI.

    Only Title 1 schools and schools with 25% or more students who qualify for free and reduced lunch may apply.

    Application Deadline: Fall 2023. Application link is coming soon.
    Questions? Contact Maryellen Ferro: mferro@aaacf.org

    Don Simons Scholarship

    Attention Huron, Pioneer and Skyline Staff and Coaches:

    The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student with athletic-related expenses such as equipment costs, fees, gear and other needs. A student may request up to $250.

    Interested athletes can complete an application here.

    Applications will be accepted for the duration of the school year or until scholarship funds are depleted. 

    Questions?  Email studentscholarships@a2schools.org 

    The Donald E. Simons Scholarship honors the life of Donald E. Simons, a 2001 graduate of Huron High School who excelled as a student athlete in high school and college. 

    Spencer Steiff Music Fund

    Attention Middle and High School Music Teachers:

    The purpose of this fund is to support musical development for students enrolled in musical ensemble classes.  The funds can be used to assist and encourage the musical development of instrumental and vocal music students.  

    Application Link Available: September 26, 2023

    Interested music teachers can complete the application here.  

    • Proposals can focus on an individual's needs or a group of students.

    Application Deadline: April 12, 2024

    The Spencer Steiff Music Fund is provided by the generosity of the Spencer Steiff Scholarship, named after and honoring the life of Scarlett Middle School student, Spencer Steiff.  AAPS retired Music Teacher, Deb Katz, a contributor to the scholarship, had Spencer as a student in her music class and wanted to provide additional support to music students with their musical development at AAPS.  

    Kent Overbey Scholarship

    Attention Huron High School Cross Country Coaches:

    This scholarship supports a graduating male student who participates in cross-country running to be used to attend an accredited college or university.  

    During his teaching and coaching years, Mr. Overbey provided support and encouragement for athletes to do their best, both on the track and in the classroom.  He especially encouraged athletes to plan for their future and to be serious scholars.  

    Application Link Available: September 26, 2023

    ***Please note: We are using Submittable to manage the Kent Overbey Applications.  Students will need to create a free account to submit an application. Students are able to save their work during the application process and come back to finish it at a later date.*** 

    Students can access the application here.

    Award Amount: $1,000

    Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

    WISD Mental Health Mini Grants

    WISD is pleased to once again have funds from the CMH Mental Health Millage to offer to public elementary, middle, and high schools in Washtenaw County in the form of mental health mini grants.

    Please read this mini grant overview carefully. Mental health initiatives funded by a mini grant ideally should be student led, but must include student voice and choice, especially engaging students who typically don’t participate in mental wellness activities, e.g. students of color, new students, shy students, LGBTQ students, etc.

    Some of the changes for the 2023-24 mini grants include:

    • Elementary schools are invited to apply for a mini grant this year of up to $2,000 this year. Middle and high schools can still apply for up to $5,000.
    • Looking for ideas for your school’s mini grant project? Join us for an informal showcase of past mini grant projects on October 4, 2023, from 11:30-12:30 on Zoom. 

    As a reminder:

    • Only one application per building, please.
    • There is a finite amount of funding available and funds will be awarded on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted or January 12, 2024, whichever comes first. Please be sure to submit your application early in order to be considered for funding. 
    • Initiatives must demonstrate opportunities to foster communication about mental health between students and trusted adults in their lives. 
    • Award amounts will be determined by what is needed to execute your plan and will vary from $100-$5,000. Schools should apply for what they need.

    Mini-Grant Application Form

    Kiwanis Community Grant Funds

    The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation announces grants in February.
    Typically, awarded grants are $6,000 or less with a preference for those that benefit children. 
    Information on how to apply for these grants is available at https://a2kiwanisfoundation.org/

    Michigan Arts and Culture Council Grants

    The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs offers a variety of grants.  You can learn more here.

    Rotary Ann Arbor Grants

    The Ann Arbor Rotary Club annually solicits applications from Washtenaw County not-for-profit organizations whose purpose aligns with the theme “Helping Kids Succeed.” The Rotary provides grants up to $5,000.

    Application deadline is typically in late February.

    Learn more here.

    SET SEG Foundation Grants and Scholarship

    The SET SEG Foundation provides a variety of grants. Program focus areas include Education (STEAM and Literacy), Social Responsibility and Mental & Behavioral Health Awareness and Prevention. 

    Click here to learn more and apply.

    Questions? Contact Nancy Shore: shoren@a2schools.org