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National Signature Project Award Application
The Rural Schools Collaborative’s Grants in Place program is a modest grant program that encourages rural school district teachers to engage their students in place based education.

Our NATIONAL SIGNATURE PROJECT AWARD is a $3,000 grant to an outstanding and innovative classroom project that exemplifies the very best in rural, place-based education. The National Signature Project Award is open to any rural classroom teacher in the United States, and it is jointly funded by the Rural Schools Collaborative and the National Rural Education Association. The grant application deadline is APRIL 15, 2019 11:59 P.M.

We know that place-based education gives meaning to learning, strengthens the bonds between school and community, and instills pride in the cultures and histories of rural places and small towns. That's why we support classroom teachers across the country in creating these rich and meaningful experiences for rural students.

PLEASE NOTE THESE IMPORTANT GUIDELINES:

1. The instructional project budget should NOT EXCEED $2,500. Be sure and describe how you will use the funding in the appropriate space below.

2. The National Signature Project Award recipient WILL BE EXPECTED to attend the 111th NREA Convention and Research Symposium to be held in conjunction with the National Forum to Advance Rural Education. This event will be held on October 24-26, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference registration fee will be waived for the grant recipient.

3. A minimum of $500 from the $3,000 award is to be dedicated to support travel to the conference in Louisville. This amount can be more if the total project cost is less than $2,500.

4. Preference will be given to projects that begin during the fall semester.

5. The National Signature Project Award recipient will be contacted with a provisional award, pending written confirmation from a building/district administrator that the recipient will be able to attend the conference in Louisville. Once we have written confirmation from the administrator we will make a public announcement on the award.

Please complete the fields below! We look forward to reviewing your application.

Thank you for your application and commitment to place-based learning.

Email address *
First Name *
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Last Name *
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Phone Number *
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District Name *
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School Name *
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Superintendent Name *
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Superintendent Email Address *
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School Street Address *
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School City, State, & Zip Code *
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Total Amount Requested from Grants in Place *
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Total Cost of Project *
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Are there matching funds? *
If so, how much?
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Project Name *
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Project Narrative (not to exceed 2000 characters) *
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