KELSO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

GRANT APPLICATIONS REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES 

"FALL 2019"

Basic Information

 

Who May Apply?                      

- All STAFF affiliated with schools in the Kelso Public Schools

 

Where do I get a Grant Application?        

 

- Click the button...………………………...…..

When to submit?    

- Deadline: November 1, 2019, by 4 p.m.  Late applications will not receive consideration

 

Who to contact?                      

-Jana Clarke or Rick Davis, (360) 501-1835  kelsokidz@gmail.com

What is the expenditure?        

- All awarded grant funds must used by June 30, 2020, or they will be forfeited  

How are grants judged?         

- A Foundation Board committee will judge  the applications

- Creativity, innovation and the projects ability to meet one or more of the grant criteria

- Grants should be clear, concise and free of educational jargon

 

Grant Criteria:

  • Impacts a significant number of students or more than one school

  • Demonstrates integration of curriculum

  • Promotes racial and/or cultural understanding

  • Applies learning to the real world (life skills)

  • Involves use of technology

  • Strengthens the relationship between school and community

  • Addresses an “at-risk” population

  • Addresses school climate issues

* Projects must be beyond the financial capabilities of the district, building and/or program

* Resource materials must demonstrate strong ties to the project

* Outside resource personnel must be identified by name with a resume’ recommended

* Evaluation report is required after completion of the project

 

High Funding Priorities

  • Active student involvement

  • Resource materials are reusable

  • High ratio of number of students per dollars invested

  • Project would not happen without Foundation funding

  • Brings innovation to the classroom

 

Lower Funding Priorities

  • Passive student involvement (merely as part of an audience)

  • Books and software without a strong tie to the project

  • Technology equipment that qualifies for district technology funding

  • Transportation fees without strong tie to the project

 

Restrictions (grants will not be approved for):

  • Capital improvement costs

  • Funding or extending a staff position

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