NEXT DUE DATE: October 29, 2018

GRANT GUIDELINES

During the Spring  and Fall semesters of each school year, the Granville Education Foundation (GEF) accepts grant applications from teachers and staff of the Granville Exempted Village School District. The purpose of these grants is to fund innovative projects that enrich classroom instruction, but, for a variety of reasons, are unable to be funded through the district's budget. To find out more about our grants, please feel free to view our powerpoint presentation.

The grant applications are reviewed by the Grants Committee comprised of several board members of GEF and one or more community members. After careful review, the committee makes its recommendations to the full board of GEF, which votes to approve funding. Teachers are notified of the decisions and then have two semesters to use the funds for their respective projects.

Projects previously funded by GEF are not eligible for additional monies unless new technology and/or updates make them different in purpose and scope from the past. In addition, we do not fund field trips, teacher development, program fees, or projects consisting entirely of consumable items unless there is a plan to replace those items through another funding source so that the projects can be repeated/sustained.

TYPES OF GRANTS

  1. Teacher Grants (up to $3,000)
    A teacher grant is used to fund a project in a particular classroom, a project involving just two or three peers working as a small “team,” or a project targeted for a relatively small student audience at the school. The completed application must be signed by the Principal; if applicable, it should also be signed by the Technology Coordinator. Feel free to include any supplemental information such as product information or endorsements by fellow teachers. Once the application is reviewed, the applicant may be contacted to answer questions from the Grants Committee.

  2. School Site Grants (up to $5,000)
    A site grant is used to fund a relatively large collaborative effort by multiple peers teaching a particular grade or discipline, or multiple peers proposing a coordinated interdisciplinary project. The completed application must be signed by the Principal AND the Superintendent; if applicable, it should also be signed by the Technology Coordinator. Feel free to include any supplemental information such as product information or endorsements by fellow teachers. Once the application is reviewed, the applicant may be contacted to answer questions from the Grants Committee.

  3. Interim Grants (up to $500)

    An interim grant is designed to fund a student or teacher-led initiative for which a relatively small amount of money (up to $500) is required. The brief application must be signed by the Principal. A grant may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed at the next monthly Board Meeting of the Granville Education Foundation.