AFT Innovation Fund

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Since 2009, the American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund, a project within the AFT Education Foundation, has made more than 80 investments across the country to local union affiliates, with the purpose of identifying, nurturing and promoting union-led innovations in public education. 



What Kids and Communities Need

AFT Innovation Fund grants for 2022-2023



In the 2022-23 grant cycle, these grants will focus on Educator Retention initiatives and Career Technical Education initiatives.

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Innovation Fund

Rapid Response Grants: Cycle 1