GIVE Grants — Available to ALL CVSD Staff
The GIVE Grant Program
GREAT IDEAS from VISIONARY EDUCATORS
The Foundation’s ongoing mission is to provide support for the enhancement of a quality educational experiences for our students. Emphasis is placed on stimulating innovative teaching ideas and new learning opportunities within the existing learning environment in Chartiers Valley. Such opportunities are made possible through the creative spark of the CVSD staff and can be enhanced by a GIVE Grant from The CVEF. Parents are invited to encourage any member of the CV staff to apply for grants.
The program is open to all STAFF in Chartiers Valley School District; K-12. Individual staff members and/or several staff members working together as a team are eligible to submit a single project that would impact multiple groups of students. Staff may apply once during each of the two application windows.
The GRANT application must be completed and include explanation as to how the grant will enhance curriculum and learning beyond the classroom experience. Further clarification may be requested by the Foundation board.
Fall GIVE Schedule (2018-2019 School Year)
- Applications accepted beginning June 1, 2018
- Application deadline – September 12, 2018
- Grants awarded – October 18, 2018
- Project Documentation from Recipients Due – February 15, 2019
Winter GIVE Schedule (2018-2019 School Year)
- Applications accepted beginning October 1, 2018
- Application deadline – November 28, 2018
- Grants awarded – January 17, 2019
- Project documentation due – May 8, 2019
Funding is for materials or activities meant to enhance an existing program or create a new classroom program. The maximum amount of a grant to be awarded for an individual teacher or team submission project is $500. Give Grants are not to be utilized for the acquisition of standard issued district supplies, for the reimbursement of any type of services provided to the district, students, or community by the recipient, or for recipient tuition fees.
Selection of Grant Awardees
The CVEF Scholarships and Grants committee (comprised by individuals with education experience) will evaluate and score proposals based on the factors outlined in the established rubric, included below. Submissions are provided to scorers blind of applicant information. Factors taken into account include creativity of the project, impact on students and community, the opportunity the project presents to make a difference in the education of students, and adherence to proposal guidelines. The potential winning submissions are blindly reviewed by the CVEF Board of Trustees and further clarification may be requested by the majority of the board prior to final approvals.
Awardees must submit all project and financial reports in a timely fashion. Awardees must participate in the CVSD annual recognition evening through attendance with a small table display of their project. All published announcements or information provided to the district, parents or community must include reference to the CVE FOUNDATION as the sponsor of the project. (refer to publication and documentation agreements below)
Disbursement of Funds
CVEF will make all grant monies available to the business officer of Chartiers Valley School District. Funds will be distributed through the District business office. Awardees are responsible for submitting a record of all expenditures, including copies of invoices and receipts to the CV business office, in accordance with district policy.
A District business officer will maintain records of all grant reimbursements and will provide CVEF a detailed accounting at the close of each program. Any unused funds from each grant program will be reimbursed to CVEF for deposit back into the CVEF business account. Contact Kim Hartnett, District financial department (412.429.4383) with specific questions.
Publication & Documentation Agreements
By accepting the GIVE Grant:
- Awardees understand that any and all promotional materials and/or articles pertaining to the project will include reference to sponsorship by The Chartiers Valley Education Foundation.
- Awardees understand they must provide a small table display representing the project at the annual CVSD recognition night and answer visitor questions about the project. Awardees not able to attend must send a delegate to fulfill this obligation.
- Failure to comply with the above may result in ineligibility to apply for future grants awarded through the CVEF.
Scoring Criteria: Rubric 2017-2018