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 school district programs within the United States and two non-profit organizations working to address pipeline/teacher shortages. The AAEE Mini-Grant Committee will consider proposals from school districts, individual school programs, and 501(c)(3) non-profits 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 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.


Applications are now closed. 

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