Foundation for Educational Excellence – $4,000 Innovative School Resource Grants
The Foundation for Educational Excellence will accept grant requests up to $4,000 for Innovative School Resource projects.
School Resource Grant: An "Innovative School Resource Grant" will fund a larger scale, new and innovative project (e.g. equipment, technology, performances, or school enhancement) that provides inspiration and benefits to students beyond the regularly budgeted instructional materials or activities currently funded by the school district or school. Schools will have the entire school year to implement the project.
Grant Amount: Funding may be requested up to $4,000. Include sources for any additional funds not covered by the Foundation, such as information on any other grants that have been applied to for this same project.
Eligible Grant Applicants: Any Beaufort County School District employee and/or group of employees are eligible to apply. This includes principals, administration, classroom teachers, media specialists, instructional coaches, related arts, elective class teachers, and sponsors of student clubs or organizations that are sanctioned by the school or district.
Consecutive Grant Requests: An eligible applicant may apply for an Innovative School Resource Grant as often as she or he chooses. This Grant is only available during the Spring Grant Cycle each year for implementation the following school year.
Ineligible items: Innovative School Resource Grant requests will not be approved to cover the costs associated with field trips, t-shirts, or furniture.
Grant Rating: Each grant will be rated in the following areas – Description of an Innovative Project, enhancement of student learning, project assessment and budget summary.
Project Success: Specific methods to measure the success of the project must be part of the application. Clear goals, benefits, and outcomes should be included.
Budget Summary: The Budget summary must include specific information on what will be purchased, itemized cost of items, including tax and shipping (if any), and any labor that may be required. The application must also include what percent of the project will be reusable in future years.