SCORE Grants

Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) Grants

The Illinois Education Association announces the availability of grant funds. All IEA members are encouraged to apply. Grants for up to $1,000 are available for IEA members and their local associations to collaborate and create opportunities for community service or school projects.

How to apply

Application due date: January 15, 2023   11:59 p.m.
Duration: Grants will fund activities that should be completed no later than June 30, 2024. 

All applications submitted by July 15, 2022 were reviewed and notified by email of funding status on August 25, 2022 from 

Please note: The selection rubric used to review applications has been updated to provide the following incentives: project proposals by member pairs that include an early career member, application ideas related to the challenges resulting from COVID-19 and/or social justice. The advisory group has recommended funding in the past for member pairs and trios that demonstrate collaboration between veteran and early career members. Educators with more than 10 years of membership are able to apply with, or without, a partner. Please scroll down a bit and find a list of previous projects for ideas.


For questions about SCORE, please contact Lindsey Jensen, early career development and IEA Aspiring Educators director at phone (217) 321-2312.

Project team

  • Sarah Antonacci
  • Lindsey Jensen
  • Al Llorens
  • Mary Jane Morris
  • Janet Tate

Advisory group

  • Ben Baar
  • Jon Butler
  • Jenna Jamieson
  • Nicole Joyce
  • Nikki Kurtovich
  • Kathleen Malloy
  • Amy Martin