We are now accepting Classroom Grant applications
for the 2014/15 school year.
Hillsborough County Public School teachers and administrators, grades K-12, are eligible to apply. Please review the following guidelines before submitting your application.
Applicants may apply for funds for classroom and school support. Proposed grants should address the following categories: STEM (science/technology/engineering/math), Arts (visual/dance/theater/music), Literacy (reading/writing), Social Studies (geography/history/language), Agriculture, Technology Equipment or other school needs.
Applicants must complete an online application to be considered.
In addition to educators and administrators, school-based groups such as the PTA may apply but are encouraged to collaborate with their School Advisory Council.
The Project Administrator listed on the grant application is responsible for implementing the grant at the school. The grantees are the principals, teachers and/or classrooms affected by the project. Notification and other correspondence will only be directed to the Project Administrator and school principal.
All funded grants are required to complete a Project Impact Report, student thank you cards/letters and photos upon completion of the project. Grant guidelines will be provided in the acceptance email.
Classroom grants that include requests for technology equipment must budget and purchase items through the approved school district’s vendors such as UDT.
For anonymity during the review process, do not reference your school name in the body of your application.
SELECTION & NOTIFICATION:
A review committee comprised of community members and professional educators will review and evaluate grant proposals and make recommendations.
Final selection is determined by the Hillsborough Education Foundation.
Priority will be given to the most innovative, enriching ideas and to those that maximize the purpose of the individual grant programs to promote students’ academic success.
Awarded grants will be notified by email and listed on the Hillsborough Education Foundation website.
Grant applicants that are not awarded will be notified by email and may still be eligible for re-submission in a future grant application period.
Classroom Grants funds are transferred to the HCPS Budget office. The Budget office will send a letter to the school bookkeeper indicating the appropriate account allocations. Please contact the HCPS Budget office at (813) 272-4063 for questions related to project funding.
Please allow up to four weeks for your funds to be available at your school.
If the approved project funding amount changes, a budget amendment form will be required (included in the acceptance packet) and must be approved prior to additional expenditures.
Funding amounts for Classroom grants typically range from $500 - $2,500. Projects can be partially funded.
City of Tampa Classroom Grants
Mosaic Classroom Grant
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2014-15 APPLICATION CYCLE:
Online Grant Application Period: August 1 - October 17, 2014
Grantee Notification (Acceptance or denial via email): November 2014
Grant Project Activity Period: December 2014 through May 2015
Reporting Deadline (Impact report, photos, thank you): June 1, 2015
GRANT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
Grant recipients are required to submit the following reporting documents at the conclusion of the project:
Project Impact Report which includes project details, outcomes & student activity photos (hard copy and electronic copy)
Thank you letter and student thank you cards are requested to thank the generous community partners for funding the project and to share your successful project outcomes.
Pre/post survey (CFEF grants only).
All reporting documents are due to the Foundation within two weeks of project completion or no later than June 1, 2015.
Grant Modifications - During the grant period, activity or budget items may need to be modified. If modifications are needed, please contact Cheryl Hedrick at the Hillsborough Education Foundation via email at email@example.com. All changes must be requested in writing and expenditures should not be made until approval is granted.
Further questions, contact:
Cheryl Hedrick, Associate Director of Scholarships and Grants
(813) 574-0273 or Chedrick@educationfoundation.com
Fred Weber, Director of IT
(813) 574- 0280 or Fweber@educationfoundation.com
If you have already registered for the 2014-15 school year you can click here to log in and view your existing grant application. If you registered for the 2013-14 school year you will need to re-register.