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Partners in Education Grants

You are invited to apply for a Partners in Education grant that is being provided by the Delaware Retired School Personnel Association. The goal of this grant offering is to assist teachers in improving student performance in one or more subject areas.


It is anticipated that approximately sixteen grants will be funded. The maximum award amount is $1000.00.


In order to apply you must be an educator in a Delaware public school (including charter schools). First consideration of grant applications will be made of those received on or before October 20, 2020 and awards will be made by November 20, 2020.  Applications received after October 19 may be considered if funds are available. Copies of the same application will not be considered.



Grant applications will be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Innovative qualities of the project
  2. Project Goals and Objectives
  3. How the project will improve student performance in one or more subject areas.
  4. Scope of involvement, i.e., does the project include children from other grades, parents, other volunteers?
  5. Number of children served by the project this school year
  6. Ability of items or services purchased with grant funds to be utilized in the future


The one-page grant application is available to download as a pdf and doc file. To apply, download the form and complete it. Applications can be mailed to our office (DRSPA, PO Box 7262, Wilmington, DE 19803) or emailed to Grant recipients will be required to complete a one-page financial and summary report.


If you have questions about the grant application process feel free to email us at or call (302) 674-8252. We look forward to receiving your grant application.


Wayne E. Emsley

Executive Director


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