IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Grant Workshops at BWMS Library: September 12, 4:30-5:30 pm and September 18, 3:00-4:30 pm

Individual and Team Grants due: Tuesday, October 1st at 8 pm

Prize Patrol: Late October/Early November – Prize patrol will distribute awards to classrooms

Receipt of Materials: In late November, the materials will arrive at the library of the recipient’s school for inventory purposes

2019 New Offering!  Team Grant (up to $3,000)

UCEF is now offering a new type of grant- The Team Grant!

The purpose of this grant is to be able to fund larger projects that encourage collaboration and innovation.

A Team consists of 2 or more staff members who are working on an innovative project to help students
Some examples of teams-
-The 6th grade Social Studies team
– The 2nd grade Pershing team
– The ELA department at the HS
– The TAGED Teacher and the Teacher Librarian
– The HS NHS sponsor and a Julia Goldstein teacher

Some examples of “teams” that should apply for the individual grant-
– 2 sponsors of a single club

Grant Guidelines

Who may apply:

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The UCEF Competitive Grant program is open to faculty, staff, principals and administrators in the School District of University City. Parents and other community members may submit a grant if sponsored by an eligible employee of the School District.

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Grant proposals that implement projects designed to enhance student learning and performance will be considered for review. Grant requests may not exceed $1,250 for 2019..

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The grant program is not designed to replace general operating funds, staff development, professional growth or programs and supplies normally funded by the School District.

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These awards are for competitively-funded grants. Multiple, identical applications will not be considered. Collaboration is welcome; all applicants must be listed and provide required signatures.

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Funding is not awarded for "seed money" for large proposals. However, proposals that identify a small, well-defined project to be funded within the larger proposal will be considered. Additional information should be included stating the grant writer's plan for securing funding of the remainder of the large proposal.

Policies and restrictions:

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The proposal should be consistent with the mission statement of the UCEF.

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The proposal and all expenditures should display observable educational benefits to University City School District students.

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Proposal objectives, activities, and expenditures should be clearly and sequentially described and must be compatible with the established curriculum of the University City School District.

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Materials, training, and items to be purchased should be listed by price and vendor. Where applicable, these items must be compatible with district-provided equipment, for instance, technology.

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The proposal specifically should describe how the purchased materials and training will be used to meet the proposal's objectives.

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Evaluation procedures and a plan for disseminating project results and activities to the UCEF should be specifically described.