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Innovative Education Grants

Innovative education grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize, and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to the accomplishment of program objectives.

Since the fund’s inception in 2016, the PUSD Education Foundation has distributed nearly $155,000 in innovation grants to Prescott Unified School District teachers, administrators and staff. These discretionary grants support innovative programs or projects that strive to support higher levels of student learning and achievement. The grants must enhance student academic performance and support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Prescott Unified School District.


2021-2022 Innovative Education Grants Timeline

September 13, 2021 – Call for Grants

October 15, 2021 – Grant Applications Due

December 3, 2021 – Grants Awarded (Prize Parade)

April 15, 2022 – Grant Reporting Templates Distributed

May 15, 2022 – Final Evaluation Report Due



150 Internet hot spot devices for student distance learning during COVID-19 pandemic

TOTAL FUNDED – $36,000


  • Router for new Media Lab
  • Stop motion animation stations
  • Drones: Learning to Code & Fly
  • Emotional disability private school
  • Outdoor sensory path project
  • Create science/engineering makerspace
  • GoTalk voice devices/listening stations
  • Indian education tutoring program
  • Carts for PHS & PMHMS
  • Q Balls smart microphones for 3rd grade
  • Fourth grade financial literacy program



  • Moodle subscription for AP Chemistry
  • Polar heart monitors
  • Technology for choral sight reading
  • Weather science break out boxes
  • Q Balls smart microphones for 4th grade
  • Technology upgrade for Media Studio

TOTAL FUNDED – $21,093



  • New engineering project-based curriculum
  • Audio books
  • Hummingbird robotics
  • Atomic spectra & element identification
  • Wireless probes for chemistry experiments
  • Designing Windmills – hands on science kit
  • Art – Copic Markers Refills
  • Digital Writer’s Workshop
  • Cameras for Stop Motion Animation
  • Digital Media Creation

TOTAL FUNDED – $33,350



  • Fourth Grade Filmmakers
  • Digital Art Integration
  • Technology in Art class
  • Copic Markers Watercolor Unit
  • Professional Filmmaking
  • Educational Escape Rooms
  • Junior Achievement – Biz Town
  • Math Intervention Chromebooks
  • Lego Robotics Lab
  • US Block Digital Fluency
  • Video Studio Hi-Def Camcorders

TOTAL FUNDED – $31,093

Apply for an Innovative Education Grant

Do you have an innovative idea that impacts PUSD student learning and achievement?


Grant Instructions

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PUSD District Office 
300 E Gurley St.
Prescott, AZ 86301


928-445-5400 ext. 70136