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2016-2017 Mini Grants of up to $1,000 and One Focus on STEM Grant of up to $5,000

                                  

The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation has generously provided the 2016-2017 Mini Grant Progam with $20,000 for 20 awards of up to $1,000 for projects that align with district-approved curriculum.  In addition, the Binda Foundation will award up to $5,000 for one Focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Grant.  The "Focus" of this project should be on mathematics and science content areas
                                                

Mini Grant and Focus Grant Proposals

Mini Grant and Focus Grant proposals may be submitted by K-12 administrators, consultants, counselors, teachers, paraprofessionals, and other support personnel in public, private, and charter schools in Barry, Branch, and Calhoun Intermediate School Districts. Employees of the three Intermediate School Districts may also apply.

 

Mini Grant Guidelines

 • All proposals must be submitted using the format listed on the Mini Grant application page located at the link to the right.

• All grant funded activities must occur as soon as possible during the current school year and must be completed in time to submit financial and evaluative reporting by the required date. 

• Mini Grants may not be used to purchase basic instructional materials or textbooks, pay substitute teacher salaries, teacher stipends, or college and university course work.

• Limit of one Mini Grant proposal per person.

• Recipients must notify their local newspaper/school paper of their award.

 

Focus Grant Guidelines

• All proposals must be submitted using the format listed on the Focus grant application page located at the link to the right.

• Projects must "focus" on one or more significant STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas, with Math and Science being the target content areas.  Projects should promote the following:  1.) Students need to engage in rich problem-solving.  2.) Students need to be engaged in discourse.  3.) Students need to use technology to solve problems.  4.) Students need to create arguments and crtique the reasoning of others.  5.) Instruction needs to focus on student understanding.

• All grant funded activities must occur as soon as possible during the current school year and must be completed in time to submit financial information and a video presentation (DVD or website url) showcasing the grant in action by the required date. 

• Focus Grants may not be used to purchase basic instructional materials or textbooks, pay substitute teacher salaries, teacher stipends, etc.

• Limit of one Focus Grant proposal per person

• Recipients must notify their local newspaper/school paper of their award.

 

Mini Grant Funding Priorities

• Impact on student learning

• Enhances district approved curriculum

• Is creative and innovative

 

Focus Grant Funding Priorities

• Impact on student learningmust be in the math and science content areas and include using technology

• Enhances district approved curriculum

• Is creative and innovative.

 

Important Notices

1. All grant applications must be signed by the district superintendent or selected designee.  Please see the link to the right for the names of persons who are eligible to sign grant applications in your district.

2. Mini Grant and Focus Grant applications (5 copies) must be delivered or mailed to: Brita Blue at Calhoun Intermediate School District via REMC mail or US Mail in time for  the applications to arrive by the 5:00 pm deadline on November 1, 2016.  You may email your application to blueb@calhounisd.org by the due date (please check the request read receipt when sending) and follow up by sending a hard copy of the signature page.  Applications sent via fax will be disqualified!

 

The Mini Grant program, coordinated by the Calhoun Intermediate School District, is made possible through the generous support of the Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation.  The program receives additional funding from the Barry, Branch, and Calhoun Intermediate School Districts.