Grant Qualifications

Program Overview

Good Idea Grants are designed to support K-12 public school teachers and schools in their efforts to encourage a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage in a situation in order to find its solution.  Students, therefore, become creative, innovative, and critical thinkers.

Grants up to $3,000 each will be awarded to support innovative programs that strive to increase student interest and academic achievement.

Computers, laptops, notebooks, ipads, kindles and other such equipment shall be limited in the aggregate to no more than one per teacher or group of teachers.  Further, a request for such equipment will be considered only if it is integrated into a project plan tied to a comprehensive education effort, with preference given to those applications that do not include such equipment.

Grant requests will NOT be considered for travel, in-service training, hiring of consultants and substitutes, awards, incentives, parties or other items generally provided by the State.

Eligible Projects


Eligible Good Idea Grant requests include programs that:


  • Provide students developmentally appropriate opportunities to grow and become creative, innovative and critical thinkers.
  • Strengthen and expand opportunities for problem-solving, discovery and exploratory learning, including those in after-school settings.
  • Focus on core competencies using activities that support student application of classroom knowledge to real-life challenges.