School Funding

Nevada uses federal relief funds to invest in educator projects


LAS VEGAS, NV (KLAS) – Nevada becomes the first state in the country to invest directly in educator projects on DonorsChoose using federal relief money.

The Nevada Department announced $ 8 million in elementary and secondary school emergency aid funds to help public school educators obtain classroom resources for the school year through DonorsChoose, a site Nonprofit crowdfunding web. This collaboration offers teachers in Nevada up to $ 800 in funding for their projects and allows them to support their students’ success by obtaining the classroom resources they need.

Nevada Gov. Sisolak says he’s proud the state can provide teachers with the funds they need for their classroom projects. “Nevada’s educators are among the best in the country and have risen to the occasion again and again throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to support our students, families and school communities,” said the Governor Sisolak.

As part of the partnership with NDE, DonorsChoose will ensure that all educational material requests meet Nevada Academic Content Standards. For any request for non-educational items, the association will work with the state to ensure these projects relate to one of Nevada’s priority areas for COVID-19 recovery and response:

  • Ensure safe and healthy in-person learning environments conducive to the social, emotional and academic development of students
  • Access to distance education and technological capacity for teachers, students and families
  • Social and emotional support for students in response to the effects of COVID-19
  • Support for parents, families and communities

The Nevada Department of Education will begin funding eligible applications on a first come, first served basis from September 29, 2021 and for as long as funding is available. Educators can learn more about creating their DonorsChoose projects in the Help Center.


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