PowerUP Jax is an initiative of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. It’s a $500 competitive grant to fund innovative projects to raise student achievement. Lead sponsor Community First Cares Foundation believes in seeding innovation and rewarding creativity among public school teachers — so they’re funding 20 projects!
We’re excited to have the “Lightning Round” contest that will provide an extra $150 to the winning grant applicant with the most votes by community members!
All of the grant winners will be entered into the running for the $1,000 Community First Innovation Prize which is presented at the 2016 EDDY Awards Gala and Ceremony on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
January 22, 2016 - Spring Cycle Grant Application deadline to submit your innovative project electronically. Applications are currently being reviewed and applicants will be notified before February 22.
February 22, 2016 - "Lightning Round" voting contest begins for grant winners on the Jacksonville Public Education Fund's Facebook page. Grant winners have the chance to win an extra $150.
Download our PowerUP Jax flier to spread the word among Duval County public school teachers. We can't wait to see how teachers inspire their students through innovation!