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PPS Teachers: Time To Apply for PEF Teacher Grants/L.L.Bean Grants

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PPS Teachers: Time To Apply for PEF Teacher Grants/L.L.Bean Grants
Posted on 08/23/2016
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In 2016, the Portland Education Foundation (PEF) is marking eight years of investing directly at the point of teaching and learning.

In addition to general funds raised by the foundation to support teacher grants, PEF has secured $20,000 from L.L. Bean to launch the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Grants Program. The PEF Teacher Grants Program and the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Grants Program award up to $1,000 per applicant in support of investments that encourage academic innovation, creativity, and excellence.

PEF grant funds can be used for materials, visiting experts, or other resources that will directly impact students in any subject area. Funding from L. L. Bean will be paired with grant applications that include engaging students in outdoor recreation or in stewardship of our natural resources. Particular attention will be given to those activities that align with L.L.Bean or that involve students in conservation practices such as maintenance or other hands-on experiences.

Please visit the PEF website, www.pefmaine.org, to learn more, and to fill out an application. Grant applications this year are accepted Aug. 1 through Oct.3, 2016. Decisions about grant proposals will be communicated just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

PEF thanks the many generous donors who make PEF grant programs possible. PEF also extends its thanks and appreciation to PPS teachers for all that they do for Portland’s students. PEF is an independent nonprofit organization committed to raising philanthropic support to enhance education in the Portland Public Schools.