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Educators Grant

THGC Educators Grant

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is offering ten grants of up to $1,000 each to educators and educational institutions to fund civic/citizenship or social responsibility projects. This Educators Grant program is open to teachers and organizations throughout the state; teachers, administrators, school districts, homeschooling programs, and public, charter, and private schools may apply.

The THGC is offering this program to fund projects that promote students taking responsibility and becoming better citizens. Sample projects include raising awareness in the community about a social responsibility concerns, developing a project to help end bullying in a school, addressing a local public safety issue, and creating a genocide education project culminating in a field trip to one of Texas’ Holocaust museums. Below are examples of feedback from students who participated in past Educators Grant programs:

“[This project] made me reach out of my comfort zone. I have learned a bit about myself and my classmates. We are all undiscovered artists who have different, interesting eyes.”

“During this project I have learned that it is my responsibility as an individual, I need to stand up to wrongdoing and cruelty… We as individuals have to take responsibility and stand up for what is right.”

“I realize as an individual that it is my responsibility to help others from doing and choosing the wrong choice. If people do the same this world would be an amazing place. It is up to me and my peers as one to do the right thing and help others to follow as well.”

To apply for a grant, the respondent must submit a short application form, including a budget and narrative. The deadline for the 2017-2018 grant cycle is October 13th, 2017. Follow the links below for more information.

2017-2018 Educators Grant Criteria and Procedures

2017-2018 Educators Grant Application

For further information, please contact Cheyanne Perkins, Program Specialist, at 512-463-5674 or cheyanne.perkins@thgc.texas.gov.