1. Springfield Schools Foundation “Teaching and Learning” Grants are available to all staff members in Springfield Local Schools.
2. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must propose an innovative and creative project that will enrich and enhance student learning beyond the scope of normal required school expenditures and the required course of study.
3. The maximum classroom award from the Foundation will be $1500. (Projects that require more than $1500 can also be submitted for referral to the Foundation’s Grants Committee which develops applications for outside grants.)
4. Grants are awarded through a blind review process, conducted by members of the Foundation’s Classroom Grant Committee. Identifying information should appear only on the first page of the application. Please do not include your name or the name of your school in the description of your project.
5. Applications are considered twice during each school year. Applications are due on October 15 for grants to be awarded by November 15. Applications are due March 15 for grants to be awarded by April 15. Application are due by 5:00p.m. on the deadline date for both fall and spring grant submissions.
6. Grant recipients agree to implement all aspects of the grant, including funding, within 90 days from notification of the award. Documentation of expenses must be submitted to the Foundation. Request for reimbursement must be made to the SLS Treasurer by each grant recipient. All materials acquired through Foundation grants become the property of the Springfield School District. Failure to implement the grant within 90 days will result in withdrawal of grant funds. Inability to implement the grant within 90 days should be noted in the grant application.
7. Grant recipients will be expected to provide the Foundation with a written report about their project and other appropriate documentation within 120 days of grant award. They may be asked to share their project and its results with other teachers in the District or members of the Foundation's board of directors.
8. The application form is available at the Foundation’s website (www.springfieldschoolsfoundation.org). All grant applications must be submitted electronically through the website or you may send a .pdf to email@example.com. Grant submissions must include comments from the building's principal.
9. Criteria used to evaluate grants are included in the rubric, which can be found on the Springfield Schools Foundation website, under Educator Resources. Frequently asked questions are also answered on the website.