Apply by September 22, 2023
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Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation is proud to support outstanding educators in the quest for excellence in our classrooms. 

Through Teacher/Classroom Grants, the Foundation is encouraging educators to devise innovative and exciting educational programs for their students that enhance the learning environment and inspire students to greater achievement and success.

Teachers, principals, school administrators, social workers, counselors, ancillary staff can apply for grants (through an on-line portal) that benefit individual classrooms, or their entire school community. Grants range from $200 – $4,999.

Grants fall under many categories such as Agriculture/Horticulture, the Arts, Literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Student-centered technology and Educational Field Trips.

The Foundation has awarded more than $370,000 in teacher grants since the programs inception and is committed to continue pursuing additional funding to grow the program by 10% annually.

Contact us if you have any questions!



Grant application released

July 1, 2023

Grant application submission deadline

September 22, 2023

Grant award announcement

October 10, 2023
Grants presented a
School Board Meeting
October 17

Grant funds utilized

By April of the awarded school year

Sunthing Powerful
Camino Rael Middle School
Ms. Strand
Genetics Covid 19 Lab
Oragan Mountain High School
Book Vending Machine
Conlee Elementary
Mrs. Pfeifer,
Ms Kaime &
Ms. GleasonRoutt
Prehistoric Pets
Vista Middle School
Ms. Pratap & Ms. Russell
Sensory Room
Picacho Middle School
Ms. Pettigrew, Ms. Sunday, Ms Peckum, Ms. Ramsey & Ms.Yazzi-Martin
Phonics in Our Pockets
Hillrise Elementary
Ms. Bosse
East Picacho Elementary School
Ms. Apodaca
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Applications are encouraged from all disciplines. However, science, literacy and mathematics are encouraged. Any LCPS educator that works with students on a daily basis may apply. This includes teachers of all disciplines, social workers, counselors, librarians, ancillary personnel, and administrators.

Grant Funds are approved for: classroom/school projects, classroom materials and educational field trips.  

Grant funds will not be considered for professional development projects, salaries, stipends, printers, ink/toner, technology for staff, or educator travel expenses.

Individual or Groups
Can Apply

The maximum award is up to, but not to exceed,  $4,9999.  

  • Develop a rational
  • Align project with district goals and/or standards and measurable outcomes
  • Design a timeline for implementation
  • Create a detailed budget
  • Include a photo of applicant/s at time of submittal 

Keep in Mind

Innovation is key!  

Long term impact and students reached are also important elements.