Teachers: How to Get a Grant for a Classroom Pet

Teachers: How to Get a Grant for a Classroom Pet

Teachers! Want to add a new friend to your classroom?

Pets in the Classroom is once again taking applications for the 2022 – 2023 school year! This amazing grant program provides teachers financial support to purchase and maintain small animals in their classrooms! Even better, you can still qualify for the grant even if you will be teaching virtually this school year!

Note that this is not a first come first-served program – ALL teachers who qualify for the Pets in the Classroom program will receive a grant!

The program does ask that you carefully consider what type of pet you want for your classroom as well as district guidelines and even suggests that you have your students vote on what type of animal they would prefer.

The Pets in the Classroom grant can be applied for every school year; however, if you have previously received the grant, you will only be eligible for a sustaining grant to help provide for the classroom pet you have already purchased. If you no longer have the original pet, you can also use the sustaining grant to purchase a new pet and supplies.

Teachers, Pre-K through 9th grade, in both public and private schools are eligible to apply for the grants even if you’re teaching virtually! Head here to learn more about the program.

Note that homeschools and daycares currently do not qualify for this program.


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