2019 “champions for children” gala is may 3


grant opportunities

Governor James B. Hunt Grants 
Professional Development 

Please note grant cycle dates.
  • Grant Application Open: September 6 - October 31, 2019. No exceptions.
  • Decisions will be emailed to applicant by November 30, 2019
  • Checks mailed to recipients the first week in December 2019

The North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children awards annually a limited number of Professional Development Grants, up to $1,000 each, to North Carolina public schools and educators that serve K-12 students. 

Professional Development grants are to help finance professional development opportunities for North Carolina public school educators.

Named in honor of former North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., any public school administrator, educator, or guidance counselor is eligible to apply for a grant for oneself, for another public school personnel within their own district or school, or for their school or district.

Preference is given to low-wealth school districts as defined by the State Department of Public Instruction and/or located in a Tier 1 county. 

A project evaluation, submitted through the Foundation website, is to be submitted to the NCFPSC office as soon as possible after the completion of the project. No future grant applications will be considered unless all information has been received from previous grants. 

Please be prepared to share photos and a video from your project to submit with your evaluation. 

  • NCFPSC reserves the right to share approved grant projects for public relation and testimonial purposes.
  • Grant funds may not be used for clothing. Only 10% of the funds requested may be used for shirts, if applicable.
  • NCFPSC does not assist with fees related to National Board Certification.

Questions may be directed to Marca Hamm.

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“I am so thankful for this grant! The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic is an amazing opportunity for Music Educators. I came back excited and rejuvenated to use all of the new techniques I had learned.”
— Jason Barclift
“Thank you NC Foundation for Public School Children for your generous grant. We cannot wait to share what we have learned with our colleagues [in order to] help close the learning gap at our school!”
— Elizabeth Sinnott
“I was able to take a wonderful workshop and learn so much about working with children with Apraxia and articulation disorders. Skills learned from this workshop will be transferred to my students (for years to come!)."
— Caroline Gaul
“I am so thankful for the opportunity that this grant has afforded me. The knowledge gained during the online training will positively impact my teaching. I am also humbled that I am able to share this ..."
— Anne Nelson
"Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your help with making all our dreams come true! This is something we never thought would happen or be possible, but we are seeing it come to life before our eyes!"
— Daniel Goforth

want to help?

If you have the means, please consider donating to help NC schoolchildren succeed. The next person to help a child in need ... could be you.