2019 WCPS Education Foundation Innovative Grant Application Form
The Innovative Grant Program for Mini & Maxi Grants of the Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation (WCPSEF) awards funds to support innovative projects that will positively impact student learning.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 22, 2019.

Mini-Grant project budgets are limited to a maximum of $1,000 and Maxi-Grant project budgets are up to $5,000.


GUIDELINES

Projects should reflect specific areas of need and should include one or more of the following:
Literacy, financial literacy, college & career readiness, encouragement of student participation in science/math (STEM), interdisciplinary instruction, at-risk students, support for the arts, multicultural education, and/or digital learning.

Projects should be innovative, directly impact WCPS students, and should be aligned with the school system’s goals, procedures, and curriculum and not technology alone. Any technology requested to meet the goals of your project must be supported, approved, and purchased through WCPS Technology Department.

Interdisciplinary or team teaching projects are accepted.

A detailed budget which includes a total amount of grant funds requested is an essential component of the grant application.

The following restrictions apply:
*Grant funds may not be used for salaries, childcare, snacks and/or refreshments, or county funded text books.
*All materials and equipment purchased with grant funds become the property of the school, not the individual teacher or grade level.
*Request for funding projects costing more than $1,000 will be rejected unless the budget includes details about how the balance will be funded, or the applicant is applying for the $5,000 Maxi-grant.

Each Innovative Grant application must be approved by the applicant’s principal before submitting the grant application. This is the responsibility of the applicant.

Each grant application received will be evaluated by the Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation’s Innovative Grant Committee on the basis of the project’s creativity, its benefit to students, the efficient use of funds, and the potential to be replicated in other schools.

Recommendation of awards will be made by the Innovative Grant Committee and awards will be presented to applicant(s) on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Grant funds are awarded to the school for the identified project on behalf of the applicant. If for any reason the project is not implemented by the end of the 2019/2020 school year, the grant funds must be returned to the WCPS Education Foundation.

Innovative Grant recipients are required to submit a brief summary of the funded project/activity within thirty days of the completion of the project/activity. This summary is to be sent to Christina Williams, WCPS Education Foundation Executive Director, at the Center for Education Services. The summary must include, but is not limited to, the following information:
• School name
• Project name
• Number of students involved
• Names and positions of all WCPS personnel involved
• Amount of grant award
• Amount of funds expended
• Amount and source of other funds used to support the project/activity
• A narrative of how the grant impacted students and the outcomes achieved
• You may also submit photos/videos of your project which may be included on the Foundations website, brochure, or printed materials

Grant writing tips available at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev/profdev039.shtml

Mark your calendar to attend our Basics of Grant Writing Workshop with Q&A on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4-5pm at WCPS CES!

For descriptions of past grant awards, please visit the website at http://wcpseducationfoundation.org/mini-grants/

Questions? Contact Christina Williams at wcpsedfoundation@gmail.com or 301-766-2925

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Project Name *
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Location *
Project Lead - Employee Name *
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Project Lead's Job Title *
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Project Lead's E-Mail Address *
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Have you reviewed your request and received approval from your Principal? *
Principal's Name *
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Principal's E-Mail Address *
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Amount of Funding Requested *
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Number of Students Anticipated to Participate *
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Cost Per Student (total grant request divided by student participants) *
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Description of Project (100 words or less) *
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Anticipated Project Outcomes/Expectations (RESULTS!) *
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Timeline of Project *
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What is the amount of your request? *
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Proposed Project Budget *
Please see above for a list of examples of what the funds can and cannot (see restrictions) be used for.
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Describe the Impact on Students *
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Have you received a grant from the WCPSEF in the past? *
If yes, what was the title of your project and for what school? *
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