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Celeste Martin, Ed.D.

Senior Program Manager​​​​

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GaDOE Grant Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Periodically, funding is available for the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to award to districts and schools in the form of grants. This solidifies our commitment to service and support where students have the resources and tools to succeed and be prepared for life. In an effort to streamline communication and create a consistent application process, all grant opportunities currently available and those coming soon can be accessed here. ​​​​



*NEW*  Georgia Outdoor Learning Demonstration (GOLD) Grant

The Georgia Outdoor Learning Demonstration (GOLD) Grant is intended to support the launch, revitalization, or expansion of outdoor learning opportunities for children in all parts of the state. Through an appropriation from the Georgia General Assembly and administered by the Environmental Education Alliance, Inc.​, a total of $90,000 in grant funds, up to $500-5000 per recipient, will be awarded. Georgia LEAs and non-profit organizations providing outdoor learning opportunities to public school children are eligible to apply.

Contact: Keith Crandall,, Office of Teaching and Learning

Applications Due: September 20, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

RFA   Apply Now

*NEW*  Paraprofessional to Teacher Reimbursement Grant, Round 2

The Paraprofessional to Teacher Reimbursement Grant, Round 2 is intended to promote recruitment in schools and systems across Ge​orgia by providing financial support to paraprofessionals completing their teaching certification through the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program. The State of Georgia is providing a maximum of $3,200,000 to fund this grant opportunity. The Georgia Department of Education will award Georgia LEAs up to $5,000 in reimbursable grants per eligible paraprofessional. Eligible paraprofessionals must be enrolled in GaTAPP, on or after January 1, 2023; earn teacher certification through the GaTAPP program; hold a bachelor's degree or higher and not have completed a teacher preparation program; and must transfer to a position of Teacher of Record to be eligible for GaTAPP. Georgia LEAs are eligible to apply on behalf of eligible teacher candidates.

Contact: Darryl Felker,, Office of Teaching and Learning

Applications Due: September 5, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

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Teacher Grants for Innovation

Are you a teacher with an innovative project designed to improve learning outcomes and make a measurable impact on your students' lives? Through the Georgia Teachers Initiative, the Georgia Foundation for Public Education is awarding between $500 and $2,500 in Teacher Grants for Innovation to Georgia public school teachers to help bring your creative ideas to life. This grant will remain open, and applications are received on a rolling basis. Applications for each monthly round are due on the 15th of each month. Winners are announced on the 15th of the following month.

Contact: Jaclyn Colona,, Georgia Foundation for Public Education 

Applications Due: on the 15th of each month

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Computer Science Teacher Equipment and Community Grant

The Computer Science Teacher Equipment and Community (CSTEC) Grant aims to provide support for all students to have access and opportunity to engage in computer science experiences. This grant will offer professional support for instruction, practice, and pedagogy, including the use of physical computing to engage students in computer science education. A maximum of $200,000 will be awarded in grants for the 2024-25 (FY25) school year, up to $10,000 per district. Georgia LEAs are eligible to apply.

Request for Application (RFA): Pending approval with anticipated release August 1, 2024.

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