Innovative Classroom Grant Guidelines
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Innovative Classroom Grant Guidelines
The Innovative Classroom Granting process supports classroom teachers in funding innovative programs for students in their classroom that is outside of the current budget.
Due to the decrease in funding available for public education, the Foundation has extended this granting process to also fund programs that teachers see as essential for their students, when there is no budget available.
The Northshore Schools Foundation offers two granting cycles annually.
• Fall applications are due by November 1, 2017 with funds available by December 1st 2017
• Spring applications due May 17th 2018 with funds available June 15th 2017 for use in the next school year.
1.) Schedule an informational meeting with your school’s ambassador to discuss the idea and scope of request.
2.) Gain approval from your schools administrator to submit the request.
3.) Complete application and submit to the Northshore Schools Foundation via this link, https://goo.gl/forms/kRqz0oySxnawiYWl2
4.) Grants will be reviewed grants will be reviewed in the time line stated above
5.) All Grants application must be approved by building administrators, meet district policies and be received by the application deadlines
6.) Grant recipients will be notified of the results of their application.
7.) Funds are released in the time line stated above after the receipt of the signed Grant Acceptance Agreement.
8.) Grant evaluations, and all terms of the Grant Acceptance Agreement are due by the last day of school each year, regardless of the funding cycle.
This application process will also be used in instances where the Schools Foundation is pursuing private or public party grant funds or sponsorship of particular programs or activities.
Thank you for your participation in this granting process. Please contact the Foundation if you have any questions at
The Innovative Classroom grant process, currently happens once a year in the Spring and provides the opportunity to fund programs for the next year. By 2017, the Foundation hopes to raise enough funds to be able to offer Innovative classroom grant support in the Fall as well.
The Innovative Classroom Granting process is intended to support classroom teachers in funding innovative programs for students in their classroom that is outside of the current budget. In 2011, due to the decrease in funding available for public education, the Foundation has extended this granting process to also fund programs that teachers see as essential for their students, when there is unfunded essential learning needs occurring in the classroom.
Innovative: Advanced, original, new, pioneering, state-of-the-art, groundbreaking, yet in alignment with District policies.
Essential: Equipment and supplies that is required to fully implement existing programs or curriculum in the environment.
FAQs about the Innovative Classroom Grant Process
Who may apply?
All Northshore School District teachers, students and/or staff/community members sponsored by certificated NSD staff.
How much funding can I request?
NEW THIS YEAR *** Up to $1000 for Elementary Schools, Up to $2000 for Secondary Schools.
What is the selection criterion?
Each grant will be judged against the following specific criteria:
· Demonstrates Innovation or an Essential Classroom need
· Aligns with the goals of the Northshore Schools Foundation and the Northshore School District
· Maximizes impact on students
· Demonstrates collaboration between teaching teams, grade levels, funding sources
· Meets grant guidelines (does not exceed $ limit, submitted on time, in correct format, with signatures etc.)
· Sustainability of products funded
Lower funding priority will be given to requests for:
· Books, software and transportation requests without strong ties to a project
· Projects & technology that are able to be supported by District or capital project funds
· Passive student involvement
· Previously funded grants
When will the funds be available?
After June 20
When must the funds be used?
During the Academic Year following the grant award 2016-2017
When is the deadline?
May 2nd by 5:00 PM. Incomplete, unsigned or late submissions will not be accepted.
What to submit?
Completed Grant Application not to exceed 6 total pages, including cover sheet. Completed Grants with all signatures must be submitted via email in PDF format to Grants@NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org
Will I have any assistance?
Attached you will find a separate document that will talk you through strategies for writing a successful grant. We will also offer a free grant writing workshop, the details of which can be found on our webpage at www.NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation/events. Your schools Foundation Ambassador (link to leadership page) is also available to support you in your grant writing process. You can also feel free to contact Grants@NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org prior to April, for assistance.
Where can I get questions answered?
Contact the Foundation office at 425-408-7680 or Grants@NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org, at any time.
1.) Schedule an information meeting with your schools ambassador to discuss the idea and scope of request.
2.) Complete application and submit to the Northshore Schools Foundation.
3.) Grants will be reviewed quarterly in months outside of May.
4.) Upon review, the Foundation will respond to applications in one of the following ways
· Eligible for Funding: Meets grant guidelines and falls within the mission of the Foundation
· Not Eligible for Funding: Does not meet grant guidelines and falls within the mission of the Foundation
5.) All Grants application must be received,signed by May 2nd
6.) Grant recipients are notified by June 14th of the intention to fully fund now, partially fund now, fund contingent on external funding being available or not to fund.
7.) Funds are released after June 20th and Grant Acceptance forms have been received.
8.) Thank you acknowledgements from students and teachers requested by November 1 or February 1
9.) Luncheon Displays are requested by April 1
10.) Grant evaluations are due by June 15th
February 1 Classroom Grant Applications are available on the website
May 2nd, 5:00 pm All Grants Applications are due
June 14th Grant recipients are notified.
June 20th Funds are released
Nov. 1 / Feb 1 Thank you acknowledgements from students and teachers requested
June 15th Grant Evaluations are due
Thank you for your participation in this granting process. Please contact the Foundation if you have any questions at 425-408-7680 Grants@NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org