Dreamstarter® Teacher

Dreamstarter® Teachers
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Running Strong will give away up to $25,000 in grants each year to teachers who serve Native American students. We select Dreamstarter Teachers who will use their grants to meet an unmet classroom or school need and encourage Native students to follow their dreams. Grant funds may be used for almost anything you need for the classroom: resource materials, supplies, equipment, professional development, field trips/transportation, and/or stipends to support bringing community liaisons into the classroom.

Take a look at our brochure for even more details about the Dreamstarter Teacher Grant Program, and share with anyone who may meet the requirements!

How Dreamstarter Teacher Works

Teachers or other educators (librarians, counselors, coaches, etc.) can apply for up to $1,000 to meet a need or plan a project in their school or classroom. Dreamstarter Teacher projects may be one school-year long project or two different projects for the fall and spring semesters. 

If approved, Dreamstarter Teacher grants will be disbursed in one of two ways:

(1) Two disbursements of up to $500 each made out to the INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT

Up to $500 (depending on $ requested) in August for the fall semester and up to $500 (depending on $ requested) in January for the spring semester**
**In order to receive the 2nd grant installment, Dreamstarter Teachers must submit receipts/report for the first $500 grant.

(2) One disbursement of up to $1,000 made out to the SCHOOL or SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Up to $1,000 (depending on amount requested) sent in August for the entire school year.

Click here to view an example of our online application.

When to apply

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now open! Apply or send to a friend today!

Please email Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org with any questions regarding the grant program. 

important dates for 2021-2022 School Year

All Dreamstarter Teacher funds MUST be used during the period of August 15, 2021 — June 30, 2022. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org.

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