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Remake Learning Grants

Helping network members transform ideas into action.

Remake Learning offers catalytic grants to support innovative learning projects and practices throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

Moonshot Grants

Moonshot Grants invite Remake Learning network members to envision a preferred future of learning and imagine what bold actions they could implement today to catalyze movement toward that future.

Since 2021, Remake Learning has distributed more than $2.5 million in grant funding to 33 Moonshot ideas. These projects have successfully built out experimental ideas, tested new concepts, and found powerful ways to move the education field toward a better, bolder future of learning.

Meet the grant recipients: 2021 Round 1 and Round 2, 2022 Round 1 and Round 2.

The 2023 Moonshot Grant opportunity is now closed. Check back for future opportunities. 

Preferred Future of Learning

Moonshot Grants challenge applicants to envision their preferred future of learning—what they hope learning will look like 10 to 20 years in the future.

Applicants are asked to paint a picture of their preferred future by identifying its key attributes and distinguishing it from the present. Compelling ideas will represent fresh initiatives aimed at shaping the future of learning rather than expanding upon initiatives that already exist.

Ideas should be experimental, incorporate collaboration, and center equity and justice by supporting learners of color, learners in poverty, learners in rural areas, girls in STEM, and/or learners with disabilities.

Opportunity Details

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for a Moonshot Grant, applicants must be:

    1. A registered member of the Remake Learning network. Visit remakelearning.org/join to register.
    2. Be a 501(c)3 organization, school, university, or fiscally sponsored project. You may have other entities and individuals in your application, but the grantee must be one of the entities listed.
    3. Be based in one of the following counties:
      • Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
      • West Virginia: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Wetzel
  • Requirements
    • All 2023 applicants must attend a 2023 workshop, even if you attended a workshop in a previous year.
    • Awardees must attend ongoing cohort workshops.
  • Timeline


    • May 15: Application Period Opens
    • September 15: Application Submission Deadline

    Information Sessions

    All applicants are required to attend an information session. Information sessions will take place on the following dates:

    Please note that the content of the information sessions has changed and all 2023 applicants must attend a 2023 workshop, even if you attended a workshop in a previous year.

Applicant Support

Moonshot FAQ

Find answers to common Moonshot Grant questions. Still stumped? Email apply@remakelearning.org for help.

  • 1. Can my district/organization submit more than one proposal?

    Only one proposal per organization will be reviewed per funding round. If your proposal is not awarded funding in a previous round, you are free to submit a proposal again. If your proposal was awarded funding in a previous round, your organization will not be eligible for funding.

  • 2. Can my district/organization receive more than one Moonshot Grant?

    Districts/organizations are eligible to receive only one grant.

  • 3. Can I preview the proposal form?

    Yes, a PDF of the application form will be available when the application period opens.

  • 4. If awarded, when will I receive the grant funds?

    Grant funds will be distributed by mail approximately one month after the notification date.

  • 5. By when do grant funds need to be spent?

    Grants will close one calendar year from award notification, with all funds needing to be spent by then.

  • 6. Can my district/organization partner with another?

    Partnerships are encouraged. If partnering with another organization, please select one to act as the primary applicant and recipient of grant funds.

  • 7. Who will review Moonshot Grant proposals?

    Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of Remake Learning network members. Each proposal will be read and scored independently by two reviewers.

  • 8. Who do I contact with questions or tech issues?

    Questions can be directed to apply@remakelearning.org.