TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION & TALKING POINTS
STATEMENT OF NEED
Describe the area of student achievement your proposal addresses and provide data that supports the need. Include how this project relates to the District/Campus Improvement Plan(s). Keep the statement of need simple and straightforward, but be passionate when describing the need.
Limit the number of objectives. Objectives should be measurable and that plan should be clear to non-educators. Be specific. Avoid the use of acronyms that aren't common to non-educators.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSE
Describe the problem or issue addressed. List steps to be followed in project implementation. Relate project to need and objectives. Be specific and provide documentation - web pages, digital attachments, references.
Relate your evaluation strategy to the stated objectives. • Indicate how you will measure whether the program/project was successful
If the grant objective can be partially accomplished with partial funding, state the funding level necessary for "Plan B" implementation. If the grant were not funded in full, the objective could not be accomplished, clearly state that on the application.
Partnerships are highly valued. Are there others who will participate in this project? (PTO, Junior League, Chamber of Commerce, etc.) Describe the role of the partner(s) and the matching funds that they will provide.
EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
Technology items (cameras, software, electronic items, microscopes, etc), Reusable items (long shelf-life items), Proprietary products and programming.
EXAMPLES OF NON ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
T-shirts or athletic uniforms, Professional Development (including substitutes or training) and Food.
Anyone employed by WISD can apply.
Any grant that satisfies our mission is eligible: Our mission is to support educational excellence, promote innovation in teaching, enhance educational programs consistent with the goals of the District, and partner with the community to enrich the quality of education for all students in the District.
Grants are limited to $2,000 for a single applicant or $5,000 for a group.
You can apply as an individual and be part of one or more groups.
An individual or the exact same group can only apply for one grant.