The Office of Innovation and Development is proud to promote local Junior League of Austin's Aid for Better Classroom Grant (ABC) Grant Program. This fantastic opportunity is available for anyone to apply for to enhance a local education program for a classroom or school. The grant amount is for $1,000.
In 1991, The Junior League of Austin’s ABC (Aid for Better Classrooms) Grants program was launched as an opportunity to support innovative teaching practices in the Austin Community. Today, The Junior League of Austin and our program partners 3M and AMD are celebrating an amazing 20 th Anniversary and all the accomplishments the program has delivered to support our teacher’s and enrich our children’s learning environment. The ABC Grants Program enables classroom teachers the ability to introduce original curriculum-enhancing activities into the classroom-activities that might otherwise be unattainable due to continued budget constraints.
With over $191,000 distributed through ABC Grants to date, innovative instruction is touching students across all age groups and grade levels, from Pre-K to high school, in most of the areas’ school districts that include Austin, Del Valle, Eanes, Georgetown, Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock. Additionally, many of the supplies and teaching tools purchased with ABC Grants funds continue to benefit the classrooms for years to come.
The application for the 2012-2013 ABC Grants program is now available and will be open through March 19, 2012.
For more information about the ABC Grants Program and the application process, please go to: http://www.jlaustin.org/?nd=abc_main_page or contact me at 467-8982, ext. 276 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions. Please share this wonderful opportunity within your community and encourage those who can to apply for the 2012-2013 ABC Grant Funds awarded in May 2012.