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.

Applications open: April 1 – July 15, 2023 | How to apply

Duration: Grants will fund activities that should be completed no later than June 30, 2024. 

All applications submitted by January 15, 2023 were reviewed and notified by email of funding status on February 15, 2023 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.

Advisory Group