Project Classroom


Project ClassroomGreater Iowa Credit Union (GICU) proudly supports teachers in our communities.  We have developed a unique classroom innovation grant program designed to help teachers gain access to additional financial resources needed to fund creative educational experiences or innovative hands-on programs to promote dynamic and fun learning.

Ideas & Criteria

Each Fall, we award eight grants of $1,000 each to winning K-8 teachers.  Project Classroom grant funds can be used for classroom supplies, technology, equipment, and field trips – plenty of possibilities!

  • Does the project enhance the academic environment in the classroom and contribute toward academic achievement among the teacher’s students?
  • Does the project have compelling, creative, or unique features which makes it stand out from traditional approaches to classroom teaching?
  • Are the project costs adequately detailed in the essay/proposal?
  • If funded with a grant, would the project have the support of the school’s administration?
Application Period Application Period Awards Winners Notified
Fall 2024

June 12 - Aug 25

Eight $1,000
grants awarded
Winners will be contacted in September.

Please note that all questions must be answered for the application to be considered. If project will exceed $1,000 please explain how the additional funds will be supplied. 

Teachers of registered Iowa Department of Education schools within the 33 counties of GICU’s membership area (see list below) are eligible to apply.

Greater Iowa’s Membership Area

Adair Grundy Monona
Audubon Guthrie Polk
Boone Hamilton Poweshiek
Butler Hardin Sac
Calhoun Harrison Shelby
Carroll Ida Story
Clarke Jasper Tama
Crawford Lucas Warren
Dallas Madison Webster
Franklin Marion Woodbury
Greene Marshall Wright

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