The Coatesville Community Education Foundation’s Mini-Grants for Teachers program
The Mini-Grants for Teachers Program provides an opportunity for enriching academic experiences for students as well as recognize and reward outstanding teachers in the Coatesville Area School District.The Education Foundation will contribute substantial amounts to District teachers for mini-grants. Educators will have opportunities each year to submit applications to receive funding.
The program supports innovative approaches and creative ideas by teachers. Its purpose is to support teachers who have ideas for enriching the curriculum or providing students with additional learning experiences. The program enables the purchase of special materials or resources for the classroom, which are not allocated in school budgets. Mini-Grants can support service-oriented projects identified by a teacher’s students as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community.
Please look at the requirements below:
- Mini-Grants of up to $1,000 are available for projects on a one-time-only basis.
- Because funding is limited, projects requesting smaller amounts will be given priority.
- Applicants should avoid asking for funds that could be found through other sources or that require a continuing commitment of funds beyond the original proposal.
- Please document any other current pending source(s) approached for funding of the project
- Proposals, including application and budget, must not exceed three pages .
- Limit one application per project.
- Applicants will be notified of a decision approximately 15-20 days after the application deadline. If approved, applicants should receive funds within 30 days after notification of approval.
- Grantees are asked to provide the Foundation with a written report at the conclusion of their project. This report includes a financial statement and narrative describing the project and how it benefited students and the teacher.
- Unused funds must be returned to the Foundation at the end of the year for which the grant was awarded.
Click here for a Mini-Grant Application
Want to see what projects our mini-grants have funded?
- David Fenimore, Physics teacher at CASH: the first precipitant of the mini-grant.
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