Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants are mini grants of up to $1,000 each, and allow YCAL the opportunity to fund innovative projects that support its mission to “engage students in career exploration and development.” At the core of the grant guidelines is the partnership of a business or community organization. Please note that the grant is for the initial/pilot project, with a continuation plan required for maximum impact. York County educators can apply for the grants through an application process which can be found below.

YCAL will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 School Year starting on October 1, 2019 and will continue accepting up until the end of the day on January 9, 2020.  Grant recipients will be notified in advance and recognized at the 2020 Career Education and Work Standards Symposium on Thursday February 27, 2020.  Please save the date so you can attend if you are awarded an Innovation Grant.  When applying for a YCAL Innovation Grant, make sure your application is completely filled out upon submission.  An MS Word .docx file is available for download by clicking the link below.  Please note that all submissions must be completed electronically.  We will not accept submissions hand-written or delivered via hard-copy.

When the packet is completed, click on “CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION” at the bottom of the last pages of the packet to take you to the application summary submission form. Please be sure to follow all instructions on the summary submission form to make sure your form has been submitted and your packet has been received. Please direct any questions to  

2019 Innovation Grant Recipients

2019 Innovation Grant recipients were recognized at the 9th Annual Career Education and Work Standards Symposium.  Grant applications were open to York County Educators from YCAL Partner Schools/Districts.  YCAL awarded a total of 11 Innovation Grants to educators within 6 school districts, totaling $10,148.26!

YCAL Innovation GRant REcipients group photo
2019 Innovation Grant Recipients
  • Donna Albertson – Wallace, Lincolnway, and Trimmer Elementary (West York Area School District)
    • Elementary Students CAN Code!
  • Anne Bozievich – Friendship Elementary School (Southern York County School District)
    • Embedding Building and Coding into 21st Century Learning
  • Abbegale Brenneman – Southern Middle School (Southern York County School District)
    • SMS Snack Cart
  • Patricia Brothman – Dallastown Intermediate School (Dallastown Area School District)
    • DAIS Garden
  • Maggie Guttridge – Dallastown Area High School (Dallastown Area School District)
    • Virtual Fashion Merchandising Simulation
  • Angie Jordan – Shrewsbury Elementary (Southern York County School District)
  • Brittany Miller – Baresville Elementary School (South Western School District)
    • Serving Up Osmo Pizza!
  • John Marc Murphy – Leib Elementary (Dover Area School District)
    • Transforming STEM Opportunities Through Robotics
  • Robert Shick – New Salem Elementary School (Spring Grove School District)
    • Sphero Robots =Computer Programming Fun
  • Jack Stoneberg – Susquehannock High School (Southern York County School District)
    • NIMS Machining Preparation for Machinist Certification
  • Jon Weaver – Spring Grove Elementary School (Spring Grove School District)
    • Sphero SPRK+Sparks Second Grade