Area Education Grants

What is Area Education Grants?

A program of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community that has been providing grants to serve students and teachers in Boyd and Greenup County schools since 1983.  It provides a vehicle for Boyd and Greenup area businesses, parents, and the community-at-large to help advance our community’s student achievement.

What kind of grants does Area Education Grants provide?

Teachers in our local schools develop creative and innovative projects to take student learning beyond the standard curriculum, but they need financial resources to implement them.  That’s when we step in to help provide those teachers with the resources they need to better serve our kids.  We invest in the classrooms of Boyd and Greenup Counties because we know our community’s students are our greatest resource!

How does Area Education Grants work?

Step 1- Teachers develop a project that will engage and excite their students to learn
Step 2-  In August, Teachers submit their innovative project ideas to be considered for funding
Step 3-  The Area Education Grants Advisory Board will select creative and inspirational projects to fund
Step 4-  Teachers complete their projects
Step 5- Area Education Grants Advisory Board members visit the classrooms to see the outcomes


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What teachers should know about AEG:

  • Teachers from all Boyd and Greenup County schools are eligible to apply.  AEG does not limit its funding to specific schools, grades, or subject areas.  
  • AEG no longer uses a paper application.  Teachers may apply by posting a project on between August 1- September 30.
  • AEG will fund up to $500 per project.

AEG Funded Projects 2016
Project Name School District Grade Teacher Amount Funded
Lego Into Education Greenup County 3 - 5 Ms. Boggs $384
Breakout of the Normal Classroom Routine Ashland Independent 6 - 8 Mrs. Parker $587
Math Games = Math Engagement Ashland Independent 3 -5 Mrs. Murray $302
Behind the Scenes of Electricity & Magnetism Fairview Independent 6 - 7 Mrs. Price $329
Bouncing off the Walls in 4th Grade (balance balls) Greenup County 4 Mrs. Peterman $656
An Ear Resistible Way to Listen to Reading (Kindles) Greenup County PreK - 2 Ms. Hill $275
Gamifying Classroom Review with Raspberry Pi Greenup County 5 Mr. Kelly $464
Kindles for Reading Ashland Independent 5 Mrs. Hall $633
Guitars for Guitar'less' Greenup County 6 - 8 Mr. Dalton $1,110
Informational Reading Activities Needed Ashland Independent 4 - 5 Mrs. Minton $424
1,2,3D Printers Here We Come Greenup County 3 - 5 Ms. Boggs $596
Building Empathy: A Wonderful Book Project Greenup County 6 - 8 Ms. Collier $587
Creature Features (tarantula habitat) Ashland Independent K - 5 Mrs. Hill $293
Cutting Out a Template for Our Future (vinyl decal machine) Greenup County 6 - 8 Mrs. Webster $430
Alexa Says It's Time to Learn Greenup County PreK - 2 Ms. Carr $382
Creative Creatures: A Collaborative Clay Creation Ashland Independent


9 - 12

Ms. Keener $257
Cracking the "Ancient Codes" with Breakout Boxes Ashland Independent 6 - 8 Mrs. Lee $542
Amazing Math Manipulatives Boyd County 3 - 5 Mrs. Gindlesperger $362
Quilting Across the Curriculum Ashland Independent K Ms. Keener $993
Chromebooks for an All Google Classroom Ashland Independent 9 - 12 Mrs. Moore $641