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Teacher Grants

Funding Your Ideas (FYI) Teacher Grants

Application Period: January 2 – October 31

Jovia's Funding Your Ideas (FYI) Teacher Grant program provides up to $500 to eligible teachers and educators. This grant program brings ideas to life in the classroom.

The submission period for applications ends October 31st.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete an online application
  • Submit an anonymous written proposal
  • Ensure project name/title is visible on your application and on all proposal documents submitted
  • Review the detailed proposal guidelines prior to submitting your application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to teachers instructing from pre-K through 12th grade in Nassau or Suffolk County (includes private, public, or parochial schools)
  • Teacher applicants must be a member of Jovia Financial Credit Union to be an eligible candidate. (An account can be opened with a simple $5 deposit. Open your account online, in a branch, or by calling 1-855-JOVIA4U.)

Deadline: October 31

Additional Notes:
Winner's will be announced 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

For questions regarding this program, please email [email protected]

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School Information

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Disclosure: By submitting an application, you further release Jovia Financial Credit Union from any responsibility or liability for damages, losses, or injury resulting from acceptance, or use of grant, in the event you are selected as a winner. In addition, you also grant Jovia Financial Credit Union permission to use and advertise your name and picture as a winner without additional compensation. All application materials must be submitted electronically. Please note: Jovia Financial Credit Union employees, family members, and its affiliates are not permitted to apply for Jovia Financial Credit Union grants.