There are two grant opportunities for FCEA teachers that offer funding for classroom supplies or tuition fees.
With the FCEA Classroom Grants, five teachers have the chance to win $250 based on a classroom need or proposed program — and the winners are the sole owners of any purchases made with the funds, regardless of moving schools or leaving Fayette Co. Click on FCEA Classroom Grant Application 2015 – 2016 to download the form.
The American Education Week Scholarship is the other funding opportunity. It is one $500 scholarship to be applied toward a Master’s or Rank I degree. Click on the AEW Scholarship form to download.
If you plan on applying for one of the Classroom Grants for $250.00, those applications are due November 13.
Absent Congressional action, millions of seniors-including educators already unfairly impacted by GPO/WEP Social Security offset penalties-will face a 52 percent increase in Medicare Part B premiums. Most other Social Security beneficiaries will be held harmless from the premium increase. NEA is working with labor and retirement security allies to extend the same financial protection to public servants currently hurt by the GPO/WEP penalties.
You can help by urging Congress to support S. 2148 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and H.R. 3696 by Representative Dina Titus (R-NV), which would extend the hold harmless provision to all Medicare beneficiaries.
Please call your US Senators and your US Congressman and let them know that Kentucky’s Retired Teachers are already exempted from Social Security and they certainly can’t afford to pay additional taxes on their Medicare when they reach eligibility!