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Elementary and Primary Education
HISD Foundation providing second round of Harvey relief grants for teachers
News Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Teachers can apply for a grant of up to $1,500

The HISD Foundation will offer a second round of relief grants to provide Houston Independent School District teachers with up to $1,500 each to replenish classroom supplies and instructional materials lost to Hurricane Harvey.

Starting today, Sept. 24, teachers can submit an online application for funding to cover the costs of replacing classroom supplies, technology, and other resources. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Partial or full grants may be awarded based on need, volume of applications, and available funds. All applications will be reviewed and awarded during the week of Oct. 22, 2018. 

Originally launched in September 2017, the Hurricane Harvey relief grant program was established in response to the devastating impact the hurricane had on both HISD schools and the city. Philanthropists and corporations, both locally and nationally, came together to create a Harvey Relief Fund managed by the HISD Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports district- and school-based initiatives and programs within HISD.

“We hope this grant will help teachers who are still trying to rebuild their classrooms,” HISD Foundation Executive Director and Chief Development Officer Ann Scott said. “I had the opportunity recently to speak to a teacher who lost over 15 years of classroom materials as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and unfortunately, we know that there are many of our educators in the same situation.”

HISD teachers can click here to apply and see details regarding eligibility, guidelines, and application components. Questions should be directed to the HISD Foundation at Foundation@houstonisd.org or 713-556-7002.





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