Teachers Can Obtain Support for getting Pets into the Classroom

Private Funder: Pet Care Trust; Opportunity: 2017 Pets in the Classroom Grants; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-K-6 teachers in public and private schools; Funding: Multiple grants up to $125; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Grants pay for placing small animals in the K-6 classroom. The initiative establishes healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in school classrooms across the country. These grants are intended to provide a means of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets. The grants don’t support animal research.

There are seven grant types, including: (1) Rebate Grants in the amounts of $75 (for small animal or birds) or $125 (for reptiles or fish) for purchases at any pet store;  (2) Sustaining Grant in the amount of $50 to maintain an existing classroom pet; (3) Petco Grant, which provides coupons for the live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petco; (4) Petsmart Grant, which provides coupons for a live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petsmart; (5) Pet Supermarket Grant, which provides coupons for a live animal and pet supplies purchased at Pet Supermarket;  (6) Pet Supplies Plus Grant, which provides coupons for live animal and supplies purchased at Pet Supplies Plus Stores, and (7) Petland Discounts Grant, which provides coupons for live animal and supplies purchased at Petland Discounts Stores.

The website is here: www.petsintheclassroom.org/teachers   

Info: 443/640-1060, Ext: 115, Fax: 443/640-1086, info@petsintheclassroom.org (for questions about the competition).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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