TCTM Grant Application
Applications due by December 31 each year
This grant is to help teachers and professional organizations in Texas improve mathematics teaching and learning. Applications are due by December 31 of each year. Applicants must be current TCTM members. If you have a question about your membership, contact email@example.com. To apply for the grant fill out the online application below with contact information and a purpose for the grant funds. Include a short statement outlining specifically how the funds will be used. The recipients will be notified by January 31. The grant period is from February 1 through the 31st of the following January. Additional information about the grant can be found in the FAQs below.
What is the goal of the TCTM Grant?
To help teachers and professional organizations in Texas improve mathematics teaching and learning. Applicants must be members of TCTM.
When are applications due?
December 31 of each year.
What information do we need on the grant application?
Apply online with our online grant application.
When will recipients be notified they will receive the grant?
By January 31
When is the TCTM Grant period?
February 1 through the 31st of the following January
Who is eligible to receive the grant?
K-12 educators, university faculty and NCTM affiliate groups in Texas. Applicants must be current TCTM members. If you have a question about your membership, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note, pre-service teachers are not included as they have a scholarship.)
Can the grant be awarded to a group of teachers? To another NCTM or NCSM affiliate organization?
Yes, if they are in Texas.
What is the maximum grant award to any individual or group?
Grant requests up to $800 will be accepted.
Winners must complete a W-9 form, including providing TCTM with a taxpayer ID (Social Security) number prior to receipt of the award. Winners are responsible for reporting the amount of this award on their federal tax return, as the information will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Pursuant to IRS regulations, TCTM will provide you with a 1099-MISC by January 31 if your award exceeds $600.00.
How can the grant funds be used?
The application should contain a short statement about how the funds will be used. Uses include (1) improving mathematics classroom(s), or (2) helping your school achieve its goals related to mathematics, or (3) promoting mathematics teaching and learning, or (4) improving your ability to teach mathematics. The following examples are suggestions:
Tuition for mathematics or mathematics education courses at colleges or universities in Texas; tuition can be applied to one or two semesters of courses; if requested, funds will be sent directly to the university or college.
Travel for a teacher to attend local, state, national or international mathematics or mathematics education conferences (such as NCTM, CAMT, or AACTM). Travel includes transportation to and from the conference, food, hotel, registration fees, parking at a garage (if flying), and incidentals (such as taxis, tips).
Expenses for an affiliate to conduct a conference (such as room rental fees, printing costs, food for participants, custodial services, insurance, marketing give a-ways such as luggage tags or sticky note pads);
Resources for university faculty and/or pre-service student groups to promote mathematics education; and
Funds to a teacher for resources for the classroom to promote mathematics education.
What information do we need after the grant period has ended?
A short report (1-2 pages) and/or receipts indicating how the funds were used.