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Deadline: September 11, 2018

Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation: Guhl Literacy Award

The Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Education Foundation Guhl Literacy Award is an effort from the APS Education Foundation to fund ideas or projects that promote innovative school-level programs with measurable impact on literacy. In recognition of the timing of this grant, the project should be implemented during the 2018-2019 school year and can be structured to take place over two years. Grant applicants should be prepared to make a presentation to the selection committee should their application be selected as a finalist.

Criteria for funding:

  • Student Impact: Ideas or projects that promote innovative school-level programs with measurable impact in the area of early literacy are sought in a competitive process.
  • Widespread Impact: Reaching the most students for the dollar is critical, so a key consideration will include the number of students who will directly benefit from the effort.
  • Solid Planning: A realistic budget, including all costs, is essential to a good application. Extra consideration will be given to schools that can formulate a funding plan, minus Foundation assistance, for the long term.

Amount: Grants will range from $15,000-$35,000. The Foundation may award one or more grants, depending on the applications received.


  • Grant budgets can include stipends at $22.00 per hour for teachers, but must also include benefits and taxes at 24.49% in accordance with APS requirements.
  • Out-of-state travel requests can not be approved at this time.
  • Schools requesting a large investment in technology should consult with Jason Johnson at jason.johnson@aps.edu to confirm that your school’s IT infrastructure is sufficient to meet your needs.


  • Submissions are limited to APS comprehensive and magnet schools. Only schools serving students in grades PK – 5 are eligible to apply. Departments which work with multiple schools or collaborations of schools are also eligible to apply.
  • Only one application per school/department will be accepted. Principals must apply on behalf of their schools in order to demonstrate their commitment to implementing the project.
  • Partnerships with 501(c)(3) organizations that allow the school community to be innovative in advancing student achievement are allowed, but the applicant must be an APS employee.

Link: http://apseducationfoundation.formstack.com/forms/guhlfall2018

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