SEL Micro-Grants

The Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Vermont (SEL4VT) is on a mission to empower Vermont youth to thrive in school (and beyond) by advancing evidence-based social and emotional learning programs, policies, and practices in all schools and communities across the state.
Our new SEL4VT Micro-Grant initiative (established in 2023) seeks to support educators who want to create innovative new programs and supports to enhance student well-being. 

Click here to learn more and apply!

Directly Funding Projects to Support Student Well-being and Mental Health

We know that the majority of teachers end up spending their own money on classroom supplies and projects. We also know that the majority of grant funding is distributed at the district-level and that money is significantly diluted by the time it reaches teachers and support staff.

On an annual basis, SEL4VT solicits proposals from educators in the state for project ideas (which can range from curriculum support and supplies to supporting student activities that enhance learning in the classroom or beyond) and selects several recipients to have their initiatives fully funded.

Apply Now! (Deadline: August 15)

Post-Application Process / Timeline
(1) The deadline to submit an application to the SEL4VT Micro-Grant program is August 15, 2023.
(2) All proposals will be reviewed by our leadership team and Board of Advisors.
(3) All individuals who submitted proposals will be notified of status by August 21.
(4) Several projects will be selected for funding, with micro-grants distributed directly to educators.
Additional Benefits for Recipients
Micro-grant recipients will have access to several add-on benefits along with funding, including:
  • Free schoolwide access to Inner Explorer, a mindfulness-based SEL tool
  • Free classroom license for GiveThx, a digital research-based SEL program focused on gratitude practice