Utah teachers and principals, along with their broader communities, may seek Grants for Educational Excellence to help them pursue classroom innovation.

The Utah Public Education Foundation will provide grants of $400-$500 for individuals or $1,500-$2,500 for teams consisting of any combination of teachers, principals, school staff, community or business members, students, parents and university/college faculty. The foundation is encouraging teamwork that extends beyond the regular school employees.Projects must be carried out within a year of the grant award date. A grant review panel will review applications and recommend projects for funding.

The deadline for grant applications is Feb. 25, 1991. They can be obtained by contacting Peggy Frisby, UPEF specialist, Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, telephone 538-7892.

Applicants will be notified of their application's status by March 18.