While school may be out for summer, Arizona Public Service Co. wants to help local teachers get ready for the upcoming academic year with grants for classroom resources.
Through the APS Supply My Class program, the company will award 500 K-12 Title 1 public school teachers with $500 Visa gift cards.
This year, the first 100 grants will be directed to educators who have been teaching three years or less. APS values teachers of all tenure, and all years of experience are eligible to receive a grant, but this ensures those who entered the classroom more recently get special encouragement and appreciation for their continued commitment to their profession and to making a difference in the lives of Arizona’s students.
Teachers can apply now. APS will randomly select 100 recipients per week starting Aug. 6 through Sept. 3.
“While no one could have predicted the challenges that the past year brought upon our education system, Arizona schoolteachers stepped up to the plate and found innovative ways to continue to enrich students’ lives,” said Tina Marie Tentori, director of community affairs for APS.
“The Supply My Class grants program is just one way we hope to show gratitude for educators, who are important partners in our state’s prosperity.”
The APS Supply My Class program was established in 2018 as another avenue for appreciating and supporting those who are dedicated to powering possibilities for Arizonans of all ages. Teachers in APS service territory enter for a chance to receive extra funding for school supplies to help bring their lesson plans to life.
• Grant recipient must be a K-12 public or charter school teacher.
• Grant recipient must teach at a school in APS’s service territory.
• The school must hold a current Title 1 designation.
• To be eligible for the school supplies grant, a teacher must complete an online application form.
• Winners from previous years are eligible to enter and win again this year.
In addition to the Supply My Class teacher awards, the company and the APS Foundation support several grant opportunities available to Arizona teachers and schools, including STEM Teacher Grants for hands-on science, technology, engineering and math classroom projects. More information about these grants can be found at aps.com/education.