Architecture Incorporated established an annual grant program to award multiple worthy K-12 educators with a total of $5,000 in funding to help their students thrive and succeed. We are seeking out-of-the-box ideas of all sizes to address teachers' challenges and encourage ingenuity in education. The grant was named to align with our core values of Creative Solutions and Proven Service.

To be eligible, you must be a teacher in the state of South Dakota or within 100 miles of Sioux Falls or Rapid City. Grant applications can be for any amount up to $5,000, but the money should be used for this school year. Grant materials can be used in a classroom, across a grade level, throughout a building, or district-wide, but cannot be for food.

In an effort to remove any bias, the applicant's name and school district will be excluded prior to judging. The grant applications will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • Clearly and concisely written
  • Enhances curriculum or teaching standards
  • The need/rationale is explained
  • There are clearly defined outcomes/benefits
  • The requested grant funds are specified and supported
  • It will have a positive impact on the community
  • Are there other funding avenues available?

To apply, please fill out the form below. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 1, 2023, and recipients will be awarded in September. Checks will be paid to the winning teacher's T/A account. Please call our office at 605.339.1711, Ext. 1050 or email us at with any questions that you have. Supporting materials may also be emailed, if desired.

Creative Solutions in Education Grant Application