ABILENE, Texas -

Ten teachers got money Monday to do projects they've wanted to do.

At an assembly the Abilene Education Foundation gave out between $800 and $1000 to each of the teachers.

What's the money for? The teachers sent out grant requests for all kinds of projects. 

Several teachers asked for money for tablets.  One teacher asked for money for an after school dance class for her children.

In 2012, the A.E.F. gave out over $40,000 in grants to Abilene teachers.