There are also numerous grants available to teachers from Maine-based and national foundations and agencies that fund small and large projects. See the spreadsheet below for up-to-date funding opportunities.
Of course, every school’s greatest resource is its community. Many educators have been able to build outdoor classrooms, easels, picnic tables, benches, school gardens and more on a shoestring by reaching out to local businesses and school families for materials and construction. This fall, many community members are looking for ways to contribute and support their local schools and are eager to respond to requests for support.