PUSD Education Foundation Grants

2018 TIMELINE

GRANT CYCLE FOR FALL SEMESTER 2018

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Download Spring 2017 Grant Application, 872 KB

September 19

 

Grant Cycle Opens

 

September 19

Grant Workshop-

Mandatory grant writing training for all interested in applying.  Prescott Mile High Middle School Library at 4:00 PM

Must choose one of the three available dates.

 

September 26

 

 

Grant Workshop-

Mandatory grant writing training for all interested in applying.  Prescott High School Library AND another location for your convenience, Granite Mountain School Library, BOTH are at 4:00 PM

Must choose one of the three available dates.

 

November 2

Grants Due

December 7

Grants Awarded

 

 

Sep 22

Grant Cycle Opens

Sep 27

Grant Workshop-
Mandatory grant writing training for all interested in applying.  Prescott High School Library at 4:00 PM

Must choose one of the three available dates.

 

Oct 4

Grant Workshop-
Mandatory grant writing training for all interested in applying.  Prescott Mile High Middle School Library AND another location for your convenience, Granite Mountain School Library, BOTH are at 4:00 PM

Must choose one of the three available dates.

 

Nov 3

Grants Due

Dec 1

Grants Awarded

 

 

INNOVATIVE EDUCATION GRANTS

Guidelines for Grant Applications

 

Purpose:
Innovative Education Grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize, and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to the accomplishment of program objectives. The Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation (PUSDEF) is offering teachers, administrators, and staff the opportunity to apply for grants to support innovative programs or projects to support higher levels of student learning. The grants must enhance student academic performance and support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD).

 

Persons Eligible to Apply for Grants:
Individuals or teams of individuals employed by PUSD who are involved in the instruction of students or related support services benefiting students, may apply. Only one application per PUSD employee per semester will be accepted.

 

Eligible Proposals:
Instructional approaches or projects designed to begin during the upcoming semester of the school year and which meet the selection criteria. Grants may fund instructional and classroom materials, parent involvement programs, or any activity or material which supports higher levels of student academic achievement.

 

Award of Funds:
Grant requests must be a minimum of $500 to be considered. The number of awards will depend on funds available from PUSD Education Foundation.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • The degree to which the grant supports the District goals and is specifically designed to address an area of need substantiated by data.

  • The degree to which student academic performance is enhanced.

  • The degree to which sound evaluation procedures are incorporated in the proposal.

  • The degree to which the proposal represents a creative or innovative approach to the accomplishment of objectives. Funds are not typically available to programs that are already underway.

     
  • The degree to which the proposal is clear and logical, including (a) specificity of objectives; (b) clarity of description of instructional procedures, methods or treatments; and (c) correspondence among evaluative procedures, objectives and treatments.

 

Grant Applications should be submitted to the PUSDEF electronically.

Email application as an attachment to Grants@PUSDEducationFoundation.com.

In addition to the emailed copy, a hard copy with original signatures on the cover sheet must be forwarded to the district office.

ATTN: PUSDEF

146 S. Granite St.

Prescott, AZ 86303

 

 

Selection Process:

1. Application forms may be obtained online at pusdeducationfoundation.com
2. Teacher initiated applications must be reviewed and signed by the principal to ensure congruence with campus programs and goals.
3. Signed copies of the cover page can be submitted electronically or by hard copy  to the PUSD District Office, no later than November 3, 2017. All other pages of the application MUST be submitted electronically.
4. Applications will be reviewed and commented on by the Grant Application Review Committee.
5. If recommended for approval, the application is presented to the Board of Directors of PUSDEF in summary form for review and formal approval.
6. If approved by the PUSDEF Board of Directors, the application is collectively presented to the PUSD School Board for formal acceptance of the grant funds.
7. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the date specified by the committee.
 

 

 

Responsibilities of Grant Recipients:

  • Use the awards for the purposes intended.

  • Funds must be expended by the end of the school year in which the funds were awarded.

  • Project must be fully implemented by the end of the school year in which the funds were awarded.

  • Project evaluation must be submitted within 30 days of project completion.

  • Agree to share successful procedures in staff development sessions.

 

 

Restrictions
• Grants are to be used to fund projects that cannot be provided for in the school and district budget.
• Grants cannot be used to fund teacher training or travel, field trip transportation costs (buses, etc.) or substitute teachers.

Requirements
• Grant applications must be typed.
• Do not use the name of your campus or mascot in the application.
• Projects must be fully implemented by the end of the school year.
• Research your budget carefully and be realistic. Items must be purchased from district
approved vendors.
• Grant applications must be submitted electronically. Email applications as an attachment to grants@pusdeducationfoundation.com

When applying for a grant, please remember the following:

  • Do not use the name of your campus in the application.

  • Grants are to be used to fund projects that cannot be provided for in the school and district budgets.

  • Objectives and outcomes should be consistent with the goals of your school and the district.

  • Grants cannot be used to fund teacher training or travel. When creating your budget, research carefully and be realistic. Small grants are just as likely to be awarded as large grants. Partial funding will be considered. Funds will not be awarded for budgeted items available from district resources.

  • Projects awarded must be fully implemented by the end of the current school year.

  • Grant Applications should be submitted to the PUSDEF electronically. Email application as an attachment to Grants@PUSDEducationFoundation.com. A hard copy with original signatures on the cover sheet must be forwarded to the district office. ATTN: PUSDEF 146 S. Granite St. Prescott, AZ 86303

 

Tips for a Successful Application

 

 

Statement of Need:

  • Describe the area of student achievement you wish to address and give any data that supports the need. Please include how this grant addresses district and campus goals.
  • Keep the statement simple and straightforward.

 

Objectives:

  • Limit the number of objectives.

  • Imply or state evaluation in the statement of objectives.

  • Be specific.

     

Description of Proposed Project/Activity:

  • Describe the problem or issue addressed.

  • Show how the project supports the purpose.

  • List steps to be followed in project implementation.

  • Relate project to need and objectives.

  • Be specific.

     

Evaluation:

  • Relate to stated objectives.
  • Indicate how you will know whether the project was successful.

 

Partners:

• Are there others who will participate in this project? i.e. Rotary, Lion’s Club?

• What will their roles be?

 

 

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