February -Grant Cycle begins - Information sent by email to all staff.
March -Grants are due to the Board of Education office.
By April 20 -Committee review of grants. (Contacted by email or phone if any questions.)
April 20-Grant approvals by the TEF trustees.
By May 10 -Board of Education meeting – Grant chairperson presents grants for approval.
By May 10 -Letters to be sent via school mail to grant recipients on the day following the board meeting. Email sent to staff who did not receive funding this cycle.
May – June - Order any materials funded by grant – Requisition form will be included with your grant approval letter.
September- Implementation of grant
Sept. 5- Grant cycle begins- Information sent to all staff
Sept. 29- Grants are due to the Board of Education office
Oct. 6- TPS admin reviews grants
Oct. 11-Committee review of grants
Oct. 18- Grant approvals by TEF trustees at monthly TEF meeting
OCt 23- Board of Education meeting- TEF presents grants for approval
Oct. 24- Letters sent via school mail to grant recipients on the day following the board meeting Email to staff who did not receive funding this cycle.
Oct. 30- Order materials funded by grant
Jan. 2018- Implemenation of grant.
The staff grant program offered through the Trenton Educational Foundation is an excellent opportunity to bring to your ideas to the classroom. There are 2 types of Grants available for each school year; Mini-Grants up to $750.00, Collaborative Grants up to $2,500.00.
The Grants and Projects Committee will review each application based on the following criteria: - Is the proposed project consistent with the Foundation’s mission? - Is the statement of the proposed project clear? - Are the objectives clearly stated? Does it address the district’s goals and/or objectives? - Are the procedures to be followed clearly described? Are the methods, needed materials, resource personnel, tentative schedule, and completion date specified? - Are the plans for evaluating the project suited to the nature of the project? - Is the budget request reasonable and sufficiently detailed? Are the funds available from traditional sources (i.e. district budget, PTO, etc.)? - Is the proposed project innovative? Is this a new project or similar to other projects in progress? - Will the project benefit students in the school in which it is being conducted or the system as a whole? Good luck. On behalf of our trustees, we look forward to receiving your application.