Pipeline Mini-Grants

About the AAEE Mini-Grant


The purpose of the AAEE Mini-Grant Program is to highlight and support innovative efforts by school districts to improve the pipeline of teachers into their districts and into the profession. These mini-grants are designed to help begin or sustain programs designed to inspire students to consider a career in teaching.

Funding for these mini-grants comes from generous donations from our Partners in Education Sponsors and the continuous efforts of AAEE to provide resources and benefits to education professionals.


AAEE will award grants to school district programs within the United States. The AAEE Mini-Grant Committee will consider proposals from school districts and individual school programs in the United States.


We appreciate and encourage creative and unique initiatives that’s purposes are to:

  • Increase interest in the teaching profession
  • Increase the supply of teachers
  • Increase the diversity of teachers

Eligible projects are those that engage and encourage middle or high school-aged students to explore the possibility of a career in teaching.

If your project is awarded a mini-grant, your organization will receive $300 towards the funding of your stated project plus one year of AAEE institutional membership (a $200 value).



Applications will be available through the AAEE website. Applications are due by January 4, 2022 and will be reviewed by the AAEE Board of Directors. Recipients will be informed by January 18, 2022, and awarded monies by February 15, 2022.

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