Remake Learning Grants

Helping network members transform ideas into action.

Remake Learning offers small-scale grants to catalyze new and innovative learning projects, both in-school and out-of-school. Remake Learning grants support network members as they build, create, and imagine innovative learning practices and environments throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

Blueprint for Learning

  • About the Grant

    The greater Pittsburgh region has become a national hub for innovative learning. Among the most notable features of the regional learning ecosystem are the many transformations of classrooms, libraries, and other learning spaces. However, there is still much work to be done to share and spread what’s working, while supporting organizational capacity across the field and establishing a regional growth model for innovation in space design.

    Blueprint for Learning will provide 16 grants of up to $50,000 to help schools, out-of-school time organizations, early childhood facilities, museums, libraries, and higher education institutions reimagine, redesign, and remake their learning spaces. Download the Blueprint for Learning explainer for full details on the grant process, requirements, and eligibility.

    Please note: The Blueprint for Learning application period has now closed.

  • Timeline

    Phase 1

    • July 11-12, 2019 – Remake Learning’s Space Design Summit
    • July 31, 2019 – Deadline for Letter of Intent submissions


    Phase 2

    • August – Blueprint for Learning advisory committee reviews Letters of Intent.
    • September – Remake Learning announces 16 Blueprint for Learning cohort finalists
    • September 11-13 – Cohort Design Session 1


    Phase 3

    • October TBD – Cohort Design Session 2
    • November TBD – Cohort Design Session 3
    • November 29 – Grant funds awarded to cohort members who have successfully completed all Phase 2 and Phase 3 activities
    • December – Grantees showcase at the 2019 Remake Learning Assembly
  • Application Details

    The Blueprint for Learning application, review, and award process will be administered in three phases over six months, from July to December 2019. To receive a Blueprint grant, all 16 cohort finalists must complete all three phases of the process and participate in all activities, including team participation in three cohort design sessions. Attendance at the Space Design summit on July 11-12 is encouraged, but not required.

    Download the Blueprint for Learning explainer for full details on the grant process, requirements, and eligibility.

    Please note: The Blueprint for Learning application period has now closed.

Space Design Summit

On July 11-12, Blueprint for Learning kicked off at the Remake Learning Space Design Summit. Attendees heard from the nationally renown architects of Reimagine America’s Schools, an initiative of the National Design Alliance, who led an exploration of modern learning space design, the co-creative process, and community-minded design.

Download materials from the summit:

Funding Priorities

Remake Learning grants support innovative learning practices, projects, and environments that advance our common vision and six key funding priorities:

Activate critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration

Preparing students for an increasingly technology-driven future. Empowering them to identify and solve problems, but not be afraid to fail, retry, and learn from their mistakes.

Challenge learners to question, examine, and dissect social systems

Helping students develop confidence and address inequalities while building a more just and equitable world.

Connect all the places learners live, work, and play

Bringing together schools, libraries, museums, parks, clubs, community centers, centers of faith, and more in face-to-face and online environments.

Encourage learners to explore and play

Supporting students as they follow their curiosity using varied tools - including but not limited to technology.

Derive from deep and caring relationships

Learning from and modeling positive relationships between learners and their families, peers, educators, and mentors.

Connect learners to their communities

Helping learners develop cross-cultural understandings that unlock opportunities to thrive both within and beyond their own communities.