Member Support

Networked Improvement Community Grants

Cluster Grants

AWSP provides Networked Improvement Community Grants of up to $800 for members to initiate problem-solving projects, research efforts and other relevant team-oriented projects, by creating teams within districts or across districts.  Since the purpose of these grants is to promote networks of principals, we do not typically fund requests for individual buildings or requests that serve non AWSP members.


To provide professional development opportunities to AWSP members to increase leadership skills for the improvement of educational programs and services for students. The association is dedicated to help bring building administrators together in clusters centered on areas of interest, need and willingness to improve.


Each NIC will be eligible for financial support of up to $800 through AWSP’s Professional Development Committee. Each NIC may apply for two grants per school year. 


NICs may be organized for the following purposes:

  • Shared study and research
  • Skill building
  • Product production
  • Professional interaction

Each NIC is responsible for providing AWSP with the following:

  • A plan of action
  • A record of its activities
  • A list of participants
  • A report of its outcomes

Grant funds may be spent at NIC discretion on expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Speakers
  • Facility 
  • Food
  • Other professional development expenses

How to Apply

To apply electronically, click the link below and submit online.

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For More Information 

Beth Schultz | WASSP, Leg Committee, & Payables | (800) 562-6100