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Teacher Grants

Congratulations 2017 Grant Recipients!

We received many strong applications for wonderful topics and projects last spring! Check out our winners and their innovative ideas.


We recognize that quality education depends on consistent financial investment. Starkville Foundation for Public Education Grants allow teachers and schools to reach beyond the available district, state and federal funding. Classroom teachers have been able to purchase new equipment, curriculum enrichment materials, as well as participated in off-campus events that have inspired and challenged our students.

Our school district has gotten larger and the requests for funds have increased.

To ensure that your application is competitive, be sure
to follow the instructions on the application and provide detail.

Keep in mind that the SFPE gives priority to:

*new and innovative programming
*materials that have unique instructional impact and can be reused in future years
*materials and programming that can be shared amongst multiple teachers and students

Grants are awarded in the spring and are for programs and projects to be implemented the following school year. All educators in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District are eligible to apply for 2019-2020 SFPE Teacher Grants. Application deadline for  grants is April 15, 2019.

Available grants include: Classroom, General (school or district level), and Music Legacy. Learn more about our grant opportunities here.

How to apply:

  1. Pick a topic or project for the 2019-2020 school year.
  2. Fill out a 2019-2020 Grant Application (form can be filled in electronically or downloaded)
  3. Submit your application
    Email: with scanned copy of page with signatures OR
    Send 5 copies by regular mail: SFPE, P.O. Box 2307, Starkville, MS 39760

Helpful Tip:  To speed the processing of your application, please save and name your documents in the following manner:

Your school name_Your last name_Brief Project Title.doc (or pdf)

For example:           Sudduth_Jones_Music curriculum.doc

Questions about the application process? Email us: