Professional Development Grants

The Foundation provides funding for educators to receive financial assistance for professional development. Funds from these grants may apply toward conference registrations, certifications, graduate degree work, summer workshops, or for the purchase of materials for innovative curricular projects. Programs include:  The Howard Kucera Memorial Grant, The Joy Bayshore Memorial Grant, The Mary Bagge Andres Memorial Grant, and CRCSF Grants. In 2024, the Professional Development Grants Program is partially underwritten by GreenState Credit Union.

“Through the Foundation’s support, I’ve been able to augment my professional development. This has allowed me to continue fostering strong student/teacher relationships with the youth at Harding.”

Chad Bakkum, Teacher, Harding Middle School

Applicants may be teachers, as well as other district staff seeking professional development. It is required that the recipient of a grant return to the CRCSD for at least one year following the completion of the funded professional growth activity.

Applications are evaluated upon the following criteria:
• Articulation of purpose
• Relationship to student learning goals.
• Description of impact on students and student learning
• Overall impression and clarity of application