photo by Jennie Little
EPAK accepts grant applications from Ravenswood City School District teachers and teachers from the public charter schools located in East Palo Alto twice a year. Fall Grant applications are due each September, and Spring Grant applications are due in January.

Classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading intervention teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, health & wellness teachers, makerspace teachers, and school librarians are eligible to submit a grant application for a maximum amount of $600.

Apply Online Here

Deadlines for the Fall and Spring grant cycles:

  • Fall Grant Application deadline: September 15
  • Fall Post Project Report deadline: December 15
  • Spring Grant Application deadline: February 15
  • Spring Post Project Report deadline: June 15

Grant Applications must:

  1. Be completed online by the deadlines above
  2. Contain a clear, concise description of the proposed project
  3. Be an innovative project in up to two content areas
  4. Include a detailed requested budget with specific items and prices related to the project proposal

The selection committee will be looking for appropriateness of the request and its ability to support the project's goals. Lists of classroom supplies, organization materials, stickers, rewards, etc. will be denied. The committee will be looking for clear descriptions of projects that enhance student learning in the classroom. EPAK does not fund salaries, food, or school uniforms. Although EPAK recognizes the need for these items in the classroom, they are not what EPAK chooses to fund.

Please deposit checks immediately. If checks are lost, a $30 stop fee will be taken out of the new check. Checks that are not cashed by the report deadline will be cancelled and the recipient will not be eligible for the next grant cycle.

If you have questions about the online application process, please contact the EPAK Allocations Committee at

Requests for changes in use of funds must be submitted to and be pre-approved by an EPAK board member. If receipts are lost, a teacher must show the materials purchased to their principal or director, who must write an email on the teacher's behalf to stating that the materials were indeed purchased (or field trip taken, etc.).
Post-Project Reports:

Once grant monies are spent, the recipient must send scanned copies of original receipts along with a Post Project Report by the deadline above to qualify for future grants.

Post-Project Report Directions:

  1. An email to with the following information
    1. Subject Line: Grant Name- Your full name: School site and Position (e.g., Fall Grant- Jennifer Gravem: Brentwood Academy, Principal)
    2. Body of Email:
      1. The name of the vendor, a description of your purchase and the receipt amount for each individual receipt
      2. The total of all of your receipts
      3. A short paragraph describing how your project benefited your students
  2. An attached scan of your original receipts
  3. A photo of your students using or participating in the project that EPAK funded (be sure that all students have signed photo releases on file; sending this photo gives permission to EPAK to share it online or in other promotional materials)
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