Impact Grant 

Are you a teacher or administrator looking for grant money to make a true impact on your school? If so, the BCET is here to help with the RICHARD SHAW IMPACT Grant program. We’ll do the leg work for you, running down corporate donors to fund your needs.

Purpose of IMPACT Grant:

To provide seed money for educators to create and implement a “creative and inspiring” educational idea that impacts Beaver County youth. Educators can create a project, requesting a budget of up to $5,000, to implement.

Special considerations of IMPACT grants will be given to those that include:

  • Replicable or sustainable project ideas for possible future implementation
  • Students beyond one’s own district
  • Partnerships with outside businesses, community resources, or organizations
  • Focus on equitable practices and accessibility

You will be contacted following the submission of your application with one of the following communications:

  • Your project has merit and will be shared with potential funders. If funding is secured, you will be contacted about moving your idea forward.
  •  Your project has merit but doesn’t meet expectations. You will be given an opportunity to revise and resubmit for consideration.
  • Your project will not be considered for funding.


There is no guarantee of funding, however, BCET will work to match an innovative project with a funder.

  • Maximum amount of funding is $5,000
  • Stipend for all personnel may not exceed $1500
  • Personnel will not be paid until all BCET requirements and documentation are submitted
  • An educator may submit more than one application


  • The attached application must be completed in full.
  • Rolling application process therefore there is no established deadline for submittal
  • Approval by school superintendent to implement project.
    • Must have documented conversation with Superintendent or designee prior to project submittal
    • Must adhere to any school district requirements or procedures for implementation
  • All monies will go through educator’s school district business office and follow District procedures for purchasing, reimbursement, etc…
  • A project reflection from educator and project evaluation from participants must be completed.
  • Stipends will be distributed through BCET following receipt project reflection and student evaluation summary.

Possible categories that businesses and/or organizations have expressed interest in funding:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Public Speaking/Public Product
  • Leadership
  • Social Emotional Learning/Service Learning
  • Project Based Learning/Sustained Inquiry
  • Other (Don’t see your idea here, submit it anyway)

Email completed applications to: