A Hand UP Assistance


Helping teachers in difficult times

  • This program provides financial assistance for an immediate need of an IRTA member who is undergoing a temporary or emergency hardship.

  • The help is intended for a one-time, short-term need and not for extended support.

  • Examples of needs include, but are not limited to: housing expenses, health care, transportation, legal assistance, nutrition, etc.

  • The maximum award is $1,000 per application.


Download the guidelines

download an application

A Hand UP Committee

Sally Durfee, Chair

Karen Heuer
Linda Morris


Pay It Forward


Your contributions provide grants and financial assistance to Hoosier teachers and scholarships to college students who are seeking careers in education. 

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