The Ascension Fund is accepting grant applications for the 2015-16 school year.

The nonprofit agency’s mission is to reward and inspire excellence in education.

Ascension Parish public school educators are encouraged to apply, said Jennifer deFrances, executive director of the agency.

The grants are open to all fields of study with the intent to support innovative and creative methods of learning for students, she said.

The Ascension Fund offers two types of grants, $500 or $1,000 individual teacher grants and $2,500 school impact grants.

For more information or to apply, visit or call deFrances at (225) 290-3322.

The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. April 23.