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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’ll 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 It 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 made in two $500 installments in August and January before each semester.

Click here to view an example of our online application, and be sure to check back in May 2021 for the next round of applications!

When to apply

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed. Check back here in Spring 2021 for the next round of open applications!

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

important dates for 2019-2020 School Year

All Dreamstarter Teacher funds MUST be used during the period of July 15, 2020 — June 30, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org.

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