Teacher Innovation Grant


The Public Education Foundation – Charlottesville Albemarle (PEFCA) supports excellence in teaching and learning in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia.

Our mission is support students, teachers, school staff, and families the two districts we serve to grow and thrive in all academic disciplines. We invite teachers to create and administer innovative, exciting, and creative learning opportunities for students at all grade levels.

Before completing this application please prepare a budget in Excel format and a project narrative in Word or PDF.
If you are experiencing trouble contact info@pefca.org.

Criteria for Funding

Eligibility. Teachers in Charlottesville City Public Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools may apply. Teachers may apply for more than one project.
Creativity. Proposal is imaginative and demonstrates innovative goals, methods, or outcomes.
Student Involvement. Proposal describes how students will be directly involved in, and benefit from, the funded activities.
Evaluation. Proposal clearly explains how the project results will be attained and measured.
Outreach. Proposal outlines plans to share the project with other teachers and to recognize the Foundation’s support.
Impact. Proposals for projects benefiting a large number of students are preferred over those benefiting a small number of students, other factors being equal.
Budget. Proposal includes realistic, complete, and economical itemized list of expenditures.
Submission. Proposal must arrive on or before the November 30, 2023 deadline to be considered.
Grant Award. A PEFCA panel reviews all grant applications and makes decisions by December 30, 2023 for the 2024 school year.
Guideline Compliance. Application must align with ACPS, Charlottesville City Schools, and PEFCA Strategic Plans, and must adhere to the application instructions to be considered.
Final Report. A final report showing how funding was used is requested 90 days after the project ends.
Unused Funds. If you are a grant recipient and all the funds are not used as proposed, PEFCA requires such funds to be returned to the organization.


Section One

Submitted By (Name)(Required)
Applicant/Contact Person(Required)
School Principal(Required)
School Principal's approval(Required)

Section Two

Main Area of Focus(Required)

Section Three

Accepted file types: xls, xlsx, csv, Max. file size: 256 MB.
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.