The grants were presented at a special presentation held at Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre on August 1 at 4:15 p.m.
PRIME (Promoting Rock Island Milan Education) Grants fund new & innovative programs, and materials, as Teacher, Department/School, or Multi-School grants. This year’s PRIME Grants will fund 99 new projects from 113 teachers and administrators (see attached list.) All funds will be used within the 2023-2024 school year and follow-up reports/photos returned by the recipients at the end of that year.
The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation (RIMEF) has awarded a total of $1,236,396 in Teacher/PRIME Grants to the RIMSD.
The RIMEF believes that every child is entitled to quality education; with the $205,576 in PRIME Grants, $141,200 in scholarships to the Class of 2023, Incubator class support of over $25,000, and other program assistance, the RIMEF has provided over $500,000 of support to the students, teachers, and schools of the Rock Island Milan School District in 2023.