Educators may apply for mini-grants to enhance student learning and success during the 2018/2019 school year. All granted funds must be expensed prior to May 31, 2019. Any remaining grant funds after this date will not carry forward to the following academic year.
Educators may request up to $1,000 to fund an innovative project.
All proposed projects must support course content and should include measurable outcomes detailing how students will benefit from the project.
Funds may be used to purchase equipment and/or technology as a classroom tool when integrated into a lesson plan. Funds may also be used towards field trip expenses when the trip is a supplement to the project lesson for expeditionary learning. Funds may not be used to pay for guest speakers, professional development activities, office supplies, capital improvements, furniture, or playground equipment.
All grant recipients will be required to provide a lesson plan and photos of applicant and class participating in the project.
Educators are limited to one grant application per year. Multiple requests from the same requestor will not be considered and may disqualify the applicant from consideration.
Team applications are allowed but only one request per project will be given consideration and will equally share the total mini-grant amount if awarded. Applications that are a duplicate of another requestor's application for the same project request within the same school/associated schools will not be considered.
Applications must be received before midnight on Friday, May 4, 2018 to be eligible for grant funding consideration.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Submission of an applicant DOES NOT guarantee grant funding.
Previous Colonial Life Strong Schools Grant recipients are eligible to apply for funding and will be given consideration, provided the year-end summary form and lesson plan are completed and submitted by the deadline.