AFT Innovation Fund
Accepting applications in January 2014!
Do you have a bright idea for improving education? Consider applying to the AFT Innovation Fund for support to make your vision a reality.
The Innovation Fund runs a competitive grant program to solicit, encourage, and refine exciting approaches to hot topics such as teacher evaluation, Common Core State Standards, expanded learning time and more. Read about our funding priorities here.
The first step is to submit a “letter of interest" explaining what you want to do, why, and how you do it. Letters will be accepted online from Jan. 6 to Feb. 7, 2014. Find out how to submit a letter here.
We will hold webinars at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 6 and Monday, Jan. 13, to explain how to write the letters and share more about our grant-making process. The state and local AFT affiliates that propose the most innovative ideas will be invited to submit full grant proposals, which will be screened by outside reviewers. Final decisions on funding will be made in late spring.
The Results of Our Work
Our grantees are focused on producing innovations in their schools, districts, and communities that can be shared nationally. Click here to read about what they've done and to view and download their materials.
News & Highlights
Meriden Schools Reap Benefits From Longer Days (11/12/2013)
To Innovate, Look to Those Who Educate (4/15/12)