Training and Projects (TAP) Fund

Established in 1995, the Training and Projects (TAP) Fund provides financial aid to AOSA members who are teachers of elementary and junior high school students of low-income populations. The following guidelines have been established to assist applicants who are seeking a TAP (Training and Projects) Fund grant.

  • The funds may be used for professional development, instruments, and other special creative projects that are associated with Orff Schulwerk and that will benefit the music education of children. Grant funds may not be used to pay for college credit.
  • If funds are to be used for classroom instruments, a minimum of Level I training must have been completed prior to application.
  • Applicant must demonstrate personal financial need if the funds are to be used for professional development.
  • Applicant must present evidence that the proposed professional development, instruments, or project will benefit a low-income population.
  • The applicant must be a current member of AOSA and must have been an AOSA member in good standing for one year prior to grant application review.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or must have resided in the United States of America for the past five years.
  • Application must be complete in order to be considered.

Grant Award History
20173 grants, $6012.16 awarded: $2,102.26, $2,000.00, 1909.90
2016 – 5 grants, $8,394.44 awarded:  $2,588.87; $1,425.00, $1,280.00, $457.10
2015 – 3 grants, $8,394.44 awarded:  $2,425, $2,917.20, $3,052.24
2014 – 5 grants, $9321  awarded: $2963.27, $2228.19, $1584.34. $1500, $1045.84
2013 –  8 grants, $9122.57 awarded: $1760, $1760, $1752.57, $1000, $750, $750, $750, $600
2012 – 7 grants, $9,038 awarded: $2104, $1765, $1305, $1101, $1000, $903, and $857
2011 – 3 grants, $4,347 awarded: $1765, $832, and $750
2010 – 8 grants, $7,500 awarded: $800, $1750, $300, $500, $1000, $1000, and $1000
2009 – 3 grants, $2,819 awarded: $550, $1282, and $987
2008 – 4 grants, $6,239 awarded: $1340, $2023, $1488, and $1388

APPLICATION PROCEDURE