For Teachers

For Teachers

WELCOME!

We are so glad you’re here. EPAK accepts grant applications from teachers in the Ravenswood City School District and from the public charter schools located in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park twice a year.

We also have one-time NEW teacher grants.

Who can apply? Classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading intervention teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, health & wellness teachers, makerspace teachers and school librarians from these schools are all eligible to submit a grant application. 

How much can I apply for? The maximum amount of our grants is $750.

What kinds of projects get funded? The 2020 school year is unlike any other, and EPAK recognizes the extraordinary challenges that teachers face. While EPAK fall and spring grants do not usually cover purchases like incentives or online fees, we recognize these unique circumstances and are making an exception for remote learning. See the grant application for details.

When can I apply?  Deadlines for two grant cycles:

Fall Grant Application deadline:
September 15

Post-Project Report deadline:
December 15

Spring Grant Application deadline:
February 15

Post-Project Report deadline:
June 15

Need assistance? If you need any help with the application process please email us at allocations@epak.org. We will reply within 48 hours. Please refer to the EPAK School liaisons for more information about one of schools. 

Grant Applications must:
• Be completed online by the deadlines above
• Contain a clear, concise description of the proposed project
• Be an innovative project in up to two content areas
• Include a detailed requested budget with specific items and prices related to the project proposal

If the grant is approved, you will be notified by September 23 and receive the funds directly. Once grant monies are spent, each recipient submits a post-project report along with scanned copies of original receipts. 

New to the district?

EPAK offers every new teacher a separate one-time grant to help set up your classroom!

2020 Grant Deadlines


Fall Application deadline
September 15

Fall Post-Project Report deadline
December 15


Spring Application deadline
February 15

Spring Post-Project Report deadline
June 15