Support for Teachers

This Grants in Place-funded Illinois student-driven soil investigation project is a wonderful example of the community-based work being done by our grant recipients and their students.

Support for Teachers

We believe in the power of teacher-leaders.

The Rural Schools Collaborative’s Grants in Place program is a modest grant program that encourages rural school district teachers across the country to engage their students in place-based learning. We believe that place-based education gives meaning to learning, strengthens the bonds between school and community, and instills pride in the cultures and histories of rural places and small towns.

Grants in Place awards are presented to teachers whose projects focus on the basic tenets of place-based education: teaching and learning that is embedded in community with a public purpose. Any rural public school classroom teacher in the United States may apply.

Check out our grant recipients and their projects from 2015 and 2016!


Check out more ways to Get Involved with the Rural Schools Collaborative community or contact us today at info@ruralschoolscollaborative.org

Want to learn more? Check out more ways to Get Involved with the Rural Schools Collaborative community.