End of Program Update
On December 13, it was announced that all $8 million of the DonorsChoose funding had be distributed to nearly 11,000 classrooms. You can see the impact of the program here.
The Nevada Department of Education, in partnership with Governor Sisolak and the Nevada Legislature, has allocated $8 million in State federal relief funding to champion the efforts of our educators as you work to support the social, emotional, and mental well-being of our students and find creative ways to address the impacts of interrupted learning. With this investment, 10,000 Nevada K-12 public school educators will receive up to $800 in classroom resources.
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requests published on DonorsChoose will be funded on a first-come first-served
basis starting on September 29, 2021, and for as long as funding is available.
Projects $800 or under are anticipated to be reviewed, approved, and funded
within one week from educator submission.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which educators qualify; who is eligible?
All Nevada public school educators who teach students in kindergarten –
12th grade are eligible for the program. For the purposes of this
program, “Nevada educator” is defined as any full-time equivalent public-school
employee who spends the majority of their time directly educating or counseling
more at this link.
What type of projects qualify for the program?
To be funded, projects must align with Nevada’s priorities
for COVID-19 response and recovery, and instructional materials must align with
Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS). The Nevada Priorities for COVID-19
response and recovery are:
Ensuring safe and healthy in-person learning
environments conducive to students’ social emotional and academic development
Access to distance education and technological
capacity for educators, students, and families
Social and emotional support of students in
response to the effects of COVID-19
Support of parents, families, and communities
How many Nevada educators can receive this funding?
At least 10,000 Nevada educators will receive up to $800 worth of
classroom resources. Additional educators may receive resources if funding
What resources can educators request?
Educators can request classroom resources, including but not limited to
supplies, technology, and instructional materials.
What is the process and timeline for awarding projects?
requests will be funded on a first-come first-served basis starting on
September 29, 2021, and for as long as funding is available. Projects $800 or
under are anticipated to be reviewed, approved, and funded within one week from
Can a non-educator nominate an educator and/or project?
No. Funding through this partnership is intended to address the
individual and specific need(s) of each educator and classroom. Educators must
submit their own projects to participate in the program.
Can educators submit multiple projects for funding?
Each Nevada educator can only have one project funded
through this investment. However, educators are encouraged to post additional
projects to DonorsChoose and crowdsource funding. More than 7,800 Nevada
educators have received a total of over $13 million in classroom resources
through crowdfunding on DonorsChoose since 2000.
Will the Nevada projects listed on the DonorsChoose website prior to
September 29 be funded through this initiative?
Because all projects funded through this program must align with the
Nevada COVID-19 response and recovery priorities and Nevada Academic Content
Standards, only projects posted by Nevada educators on or after September 29
and following the Nevada program requirements
will be eligible.
If an educator has already published a project prior to September 29
and it does not have any donations, they may cancel their project and resubmit
it using the new instructions to qualify for this funding opportunity.
How have Nevada’s classroom benefited from DonorsChoose in the past?
To date, more than 7,800 Nevada teachers
have raised $13 million for projects that help go above and beyond in the
classroom. In addition, ten
Nevada school districts have joined the DonorsChoose District
Partnership Program to date.
What is the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program?
The DonorsChoose District
Partnership Program is a no-cost way for participating
districts to: ensure educators’ projects align with local curriculum and
technology specifications; access free ongoing reporting; and receive early
notification of funding opportunities and resources.
For any other questions or information, reach out to
DonorsChoose via their Help Center.
Help Us Spread the Word
We need your help in spreading the word about this
opportunity to each and every educator in Nevada! The Nevada Department of
Education has compiled several promotional resources including social media
posts and graphics, email content and graphics, program overview document, and
a flyer to be printed and posted in schools.
the promotional toolkit here.