Annoor Academy relies on donations and grants to support its operating budget and to improve the quality of education in our school.
GEER Fund Recipient
Annoor Academy applied for and received the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund; these are federal funds that have been dispersed to qualifying states. Under GEER, established in the CARES Act and further funded under the CRRSA Act, the Department of Education awarded grants to Governors for the purpose of providing local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and other education-related entities with emergency support as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. GEER funds are intended to support schools’ ability to continue to provide educational services to its students and to support the ongoing functionality of the school.
This GEER grant funds have been allotted for new teacher laptops and classroom interactive boards, as well as facility improvements such as updated flooring, HVAC units, and doorknob upgrades. These projects will be completed by end of 2024, inshaAllah.
Childcare Stabilization Grant
Annoor Academy applied for and received the Childcare Stabilization Grant in three different rounds. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Care Stabilization Funds provided resources to states to distribute grants to child care providers to ensure that child care is available to support families and businesses as the economy recovers. This stabilization grant is used to help retain staff as well as to purchase instructional materials for our ECD department.
Title I Funds
Annoor Academy of Knoxville is a recipient of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title I funds, which is meant to support students who are economically disadvantaged and academically at risk. We work with Knox County Schools Federal Programs department for implementation and monitoring.
Under the ESSA, all schools receiving Title I funds must inform parents of their right to ask schools about the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers and paraprofessionals. Our school receives Title I funding and we are happy to share this information with you upon your request. For more information on ESSA, and the role of parents, please visit the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) website at http://www.ed.gov/essa. Questions regarding this notification should be sent to [email protected].
Henry A. Fribourg Trust Fund Teacher Grant
Our middle school science teacher, Ms. Anna Edwards, has been awarded the prestigious $1,000 first place in the annual Fribourg Trust Fund Teacher Grant through the University of Tennessee. These funds will go toward new lab equipment, like digital microscopes!