Each year the SSA budgets several thousand dollars to be awarded in the form of teacher grants.


To be awarded an SSA grant, please follow these procedures:

  1. Download a grant application from the SSA website.
  2. Complete the application and submit it to Dr. Kimberly Stallons. If the grant is approved, the application will be given to the SSA co-Presidents.
  3. At the next SSA Executive Board meeting, the grant will be discussed and the board members will vote. If the grant request is $1-$1,000, the SSA Executive Board can give the final approval with a simple majority vote. If the grant request is between $1,000-$2,000, the SSA Executive Board can give the final approval with unanimous vote in favor of the grant. If the grant request is more than $2,000, the SSA Executive Board must first approve the grant (by simple majority) and then submit it for approval at the next SSA general meeting.
  4. Each grant application has a member of the SSA Executive Board assigned to be a 'Grant Liaison'. If a grant is approved, the Grant Liaison will contact the teacher who submitted the grant in order to arrange for payment.
Please consider the following when applying for an SSA grant:
  • Due to the multiple-step process, it is important to be aware of the SSA’s meeting schedule. Please refer to a Spoede calendar of events and allot adequate time for your grant to be approved. Grants must be submitted to the co-Presidents no later than the last Executive Board meeting of the year. Click here for SSA Calendar
  • The broader the impact of your proposal, the greater your chances of approval. The SSA has approved grants which impact a single class, but those which impact an entire grade or the entire student body are always well received.
  • Please do not feel inhibited to submit a grant. The SSA allots more money to this category than any other in its annual budget!


*On April 8, 2014, the SSA moved that grant expenditures plus or minus 10% of the approved grant amount do not require further approval (up to the amount of $500) to cover incidental costs such as shipping.


SSA Grant Application

Grants from the 2016-2017 School Year

Grants from the 2015-2016 School Year

Grants from the 2014-2015 School Year


Contact Jessica Litwack and Rod Pellenberg, SSA Co-Presidents