Resources For Teachers/Educators

School Construction/Accessibility Funding

The Community Facilities Program

Accessibility grants are available through the United State Department of Agriculture Rural Development program

Vermont Community Development Block program

The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs provides Federal grants from access improvements to municipal buildings and libraries as well as accessibility modification grants.

Tax Credits and Grants

Owners of historic and non-historic buildings may be eligible for federal and state tax credits and deductions and federal and state grants

Disabled Access Tax Credit provides a Federal 50% tax credit for expenses up to $10,250.

Contact: Department of Justice

Tax Deduction to Remove Architectural and Transportation Barriers provides Federal tax deductions up to $15,000.

Contact: Department of Justice

Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit (RITC)provides a Federal 20% tax credit for substantial rehabilitation of income-producing historic buildings.

Contact: Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

Vermont Downtown Program - In designated downtowns, a 5% state tax credit that is added to the RITC (above) or a 25% tax credit for rehabilitation of older and historic buildings that cannot use the RITC.

Cultural Facilities Grants

The Vermont Arts Council offers state grants to work on cultural facilities including access improvements.

 

Professional Development

U.S. Department of Education

Vermont Department of Education

Vermont Department of Education Professional Development

Vermont Department of Education NCLB Site

Library of Congress

Library of Congress: Professional Development

The Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources Program

Vermont-NEA Professional Development

Vermont State Colleges

Vermont Association for Independent Colleges

University of Vermont

Vermont Association for Middle Level Educators

Vermont Principals Association

Vermont Superintendents Association

Vermont Vermont-National Education Association 

Educator Awards and Honors

Vermont Teacher of the Year

The mission of the Vermont Teacher of the Year Program is to promote the profession and recognize the best teaching professionals who are implementing "best practices" within classrooms. Vermont’s recipient represents the many excellent teachers in our state.

Vermont Principal’s Association Hall of Fame

The VPA Hall of Fame was formed in January 2001 to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who through distinguished service and achievement, have excelled in one or more high school athletic/fine arts programs sponsored by the VPA.

Milken Educator Award:

The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards program provides public recognition and financial rewards to elementary and secondary schoolteachers, principals and other education professionals who are furthering excellence in education. By honoring outstanding educators, the program strives to attract, develop, motivate and retain talented people to the challenge and adventure of teaching.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is considered the nation’s highest honor in mathematics and science teaching in the United States