February 8 Grant Cycle begins - Information sent by email to all staff.
March 24 Grants are due to the Board of Education office.
March 28 – April 20 Committee review of grants. (Contacted by email or phone if any questions.)
April 20 Grant approvals by the TEF trustees.
April 25 or May 9 Board of Education meeting – Grant chairperson presents grants for approval.
April 26 or 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 2016 Implementation of grant
We plan to have our next grant cycle for the next school year in September/October.
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 2015-2016 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.