Greater Iowa Credit Union is taking nominations for classroom grants

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

Greater Iowa Credit Union is taking nominations for Project Classroom grants for K–five elementary classrooms for the fifth consecutive year.

Project Classroom was developed by Greater Iowa Credit Union to allow K-five teachers to purchase supplies for their classrooms. There are a total of four $1,000 grants that will be awarded for classroom supplies, field trips, technology, books—the possibilities are endless!

The online nomination form includes a 500-word or more essay explaining how the funds will be used. Essays should include how the grant will enhance the learning experience in the classroom, what creative features make it stand out from traditional teaching approaches, how much the project/technology/item will cost and if it has approval from the school’s administration.

Nominations can come from members, teachers, students and administrators. The classroom must be within the Greater Iowa field of membership, which includes 33 counties in Iowa. Additional information on Project Classroom and the application is located on our website at www.greateriowacu.org. The application deadline is Sept. 1. A committee will evaluate all nominations and select winners without the knowledge of the school’s location, teacher or party making the nomination. Grants will be awarded Oct. 1. Questions regarding the Project Classroom program should be directed to Greater Iowa’s marketing department at marketing@greateriowacu.org or Linda Gibbs at 515-956-3088.