Whether you seek participation in a contest or a grant, we must always remember that our actions are guided by policies from local, state and federal sources, including financial, building, food service and various other interests. Please see the GRANT STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE for additional information.
EVERY contest/grant opportunity you seek must be submitted to the Grants Office via providing an MIS 538 form and a budget narrative.
SOME contest/grant opportunities require School Board approval ($5,000 or more) and require more time for approval as the Board agenda deadlines are generally 2 ½ weeks prior to the Board meeting date.
EVERY contest/grant opportunity must be filtered through regulations applied to schools and the entire district. For example, a teacher may want to have science or agriscience students study various effects on plant life and thinks a local hardware store grant would fund the building of a greenhouse. That sounds simple enough, but there are MANY building code requirements for student occupied dwellings. The regulations may not prevent that greenhouse idea, but they may make it impossible to do for the amount of the grant award. Another example is the participation in a room makeover contest. Since classroom space is student occupied, any changes to even the type of paint used in a classroom must ensure compliance with building code.
School Pursues Grants/Contests:
District Departments or Supervisors Pursue Grants/Contests:
IMPORTANT!! If you will be pursuing a grant that is over $5000, you must have your grant proposal package completed (Budget Narrative, MIS 538) and submitted to the Research and Evaluation Department two weeks and two days prior to the School Board Meetings; which occur on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. ALL grants must be reviewed by the Research and Evaluation Department AND receive approval by the Assistant Superintendent before they can be presented to the School Board for final approval for your submission to the grant agency.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with grant development.