Pipeline Mini-Grants


The AAEE Pipeline Mini-Grant program provides school districts and, for the first time, non-profit organizations with access to mini-grants to launch or fund programs that aim to attract and support more individuals into teaching careers. This is a critical contribution in light of the ongoing nationwide teacher shortages.

We are pleased to announce BenchK12 is the exclusive (and generous) sponsor of the 2022-2023 program.


AAEE will award grants to four school districts and two non-profit organizations within the United States. The AAEE Mini-Grant Committee will consider proposals at the organizational, school, or department level.


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 individuals to explore careers 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.


We are not currently accepting applications, but check back in the fall to apply for our 2022-2023 Mini-Grants.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!