GIVE Grant Program Objectives

The primary objective of the GIVE Grant Program is to enhance the quality of educational experiences for our students. The emphasis is on stimulating innovative teaching ideas and new learning opportunities within the learning environment. These opportunities are made possible through the creative spark of educating staff and enhanced by a GIVE Grant.

Eligible Participants

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.

 Submit Project Proposals

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 (2016)   

  • 02/08/2017 – Project Completion Deadline
  • 02/16/2017 – Project Documentation Due

Winter GIVE Schedule (2016-2017)

  • applications accepted beginning 10/24/2016
  • 11/16/2016 – Winter GIVE Grant Application Deadline
  • week of 01/16/2017 – Applicants Notified and Grant Funds Made Available
  • 05/05/2017 – Project Completion Deadline
  • 05/16/2017 – Project Documentation Due

Fall GIVE Schedule (2017)

  • applications accepted beginning 6/1/2016
  • remainder of schedule to be posted

 

All awardees must submit a written report summarizing results, expenditures, and effectiveness of the project.   The CVEF must be recognized throughout any public display of the project.  Winners are expected to attend and set up a project display at spring recognition night.

Budget Guidelines

Funding is for materials or activities to enhance an existing or create a new classroom experience or program. The maximum amount of a grant to be awarded for an individual teacher or team submission project is $500. Give Grants are not intended for the acquisition of standard district supplies or for reimbursement of any services provided by the recipient throughout the project.

Selection of Grant Awardees

The CVEF Scholarships and Grants committee, consisting of individuals with previous education experience and use of rubrics, will evaluate and score anonymous proposals.  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 and rubric shown below. Further clarification may be requested by the Foundation board.

Based on scoring, and at the discretion of the Foundation, the Board of Foundation Trustees will award and notify qualifying project applicants.

Scoring Criteria:    GIVE Rubric 2016-2017

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.

The 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.

Publication & Documentation Requirements

Any and all promotion or articles pertaining to the project must cite Chartiers Valley Education Foundation for their support. All awardees must be available in May for the District Recognition evening to present a brief synopsis of the effectiveness of their grant project, including any visual aids demonstrating the project.

APPLY HERE for a 2017 FALL GIVE Grant