Intermediate Unit 1 (IU1) offers regional districts the opportunity to apply for Innovation Grants for up to $7,500, funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum, Chevron, and EQT foundations. The Innovation Grants are available to schools in the following counties:

  • Pennsylvania: Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties
  • West Virginia: Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Hancock, Wetzel, Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur counties
  • Ohio: Belmont County

If you wish to be considered for an IU1 Innovation Mini Grant, please complete the online Request for Proposal form, found at Projects will be reviewed based on the IU1 Innovation Mini Grant Rubric Categories.

Important Details:

  • To apply for a grant, please complete and submit the form at
  • Budget form must be submitted separately to Sarah D’Urzo at
  • Proposals and Budget Form must be submitted electronically and received by 4:00PM on April 29, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • You will be notified of your grant status by June 7, 2019.
  • Schools may submit multiple applications.

For more information and resources for the IU1 Innovation Mini-Grants please go to