Classroom Grants of a fixed amount (set during the FTME budget process) are automatically provided to each full-time teacher to spend on needs such as instructional materials, art supplies and books for the classroom library.
Teachers new to Thurgood Marshall normally receive a bonus amount in their first year.
Classroom grants require no application. A separate funding source, FTME Opportunity Grants, is available when a project or idea requires a higher level of funding and has an impact larger than one classroom. Opportunity Grants require an application and approval by the FTME Board.