Russ Brielman Teaching Enhancement Grant

Application Deadline:  June 15th


The Russ Brielman Teaching Enhancement Grant has been established in honor of Russ Brielman’s long record of encouragement and support of classroom teachers through his numerous outreach activities as a founding member of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers – Public Information and Education Committee and the Teachers Workshop. The Russ Brielman Teaching Enhancement Grant shall enhance student (K-12) learning about earth science, the aggregate mining industry, mined land reclamation, resource sustainability, or resource stewardship by providing a grant to a school on behalf of a classroom teacher to support a class activity or enhanced teaching supplies that is an outgrowth of the teacher’s experience at the annual IAAP Teachers Workshop. The maximum grant is $500.


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Examples of awarded grants: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5




Any classroom teacher that has attended an Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers’ Rocks, Minerals & Mining Teachers Workshop and has not previously received this grant may apply. Only one application per school will be considered annually; two or more teachers may submit a single application.


Application Process


The completed application, consisting of the four parts listed below, shall be submitted electronically to the IAAP. Application Deadline:  June 15th


Merit Review Process

Proposals will be reviewed with consideration to:
1) How will this activity enhance student learning?
2) How will this activity promote earth science, the aggregate mining industry, mined land reclamation, resource sustainability, or resource stewardship?
3) How realistic is the budget?
4) How achievable is the activity?

5) How likely is it that the activity or teaching supplies will be utilized year after year?
Grant recipient(s) will be notified by the end of July.

Grantee Deliverables


The grantee shall submit a report on the supported activity by June 30th of the following year. The report should include pictures, description and outcomes of the activity and a PowerPoint presentation that could be shown at the following Teachers Workshop.


Application Components

Part 1: Teacher and School Information

Teacher Name

Email Address
Year Attended Workshop
School Name


Class Size(s)

School Address

Part 2: Teaching Activity

Describe what you taught based on an activity or materials from the IAAP Teachers Workshop. (500 characters maximum)

How can it be improved? (500 characters maximum)

Part 3: Proposed Activity Using Grant Money (2,500 characters maximum)

Describe the activity and address how this will enhance what you have done in the past.

Part 4: Budget (500 characters maximum)