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. 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  •  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.

 

FUNDING OVERVIEW:

  • 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 chedrick@educationfoundation.com.  All changes must be requested in writing and expenditures should not be made until approval is granted.

Further questions, contact: 

Program/Project Inquiries

Cheryl Hedrick, Associate Director of Scholarships and Grants
(813) 574-0273 or Chedrick@educationfoundation.com

IT Inquiries

Fred Weber, Director of IT
(813) 574- 0280 or Fweber@educationfoundation.com

 

Click here to apply for a 2014-15 Classroom Grant.

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.

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