Teacher Grant Application


The grant application consists of two parts, the grant application form and the budget spreadsheet, both of which are linked at the bottom of this page. Set forth below is a preview of the questions included in the grant application form. You should work on your responses to these questions and, once final, click on the links to complete and submit the application. Please refer to the Teacher Grant Guidelines for additional information.



General Information:

Name of Grant

Applicant Name (must be a District employee), Position, School, Email  

Co-Applicant Name (required, must be a District employee), Position, School, Email     

Additional co-applicants along with their positions, if applicable. 



Grant Proposal:

1.    Attach budget page.  Provide total amount of funds requested.

2.    Provide a description of your project, including why it is important for the District, students, teachers, and/or staff.

3.    Is any other school, organization or individual involved in assisting with preparation of this application or any aspect of the proposed project? If YES, please specify who is involved and the nature of the involvement.

4.    Has any similar (or substantially similar) project ever been offered or undertaken in the District before?    If YES, when and by whom.

5.    If other funding may be available to offset the amount of this grant request (e.g. from the school, PTA, the District, government grant, individual, or other organization), have you or do you intend to seek such funding?   If YES, please specify.

6.    If this will be an ongoing program, how do you intend to fund it? Do not assume that MSF will be able to provide future funding.

7.    Define the specific benefits/outcomes of this grant for students in the District and any other persons or organizations. 

8.    Implementation Period (awarded funds become available in April).

9.    How will this grant be implemented? Include any requirements to re-organize classroom or other space. If any assistance will be provided by anyone not on District staff, please explain.



Grant Evaluation:

1. How will the proposed grant enhance teaching and learning in a new way?
2. Please describe the methods you will use to assess if and how the grant is achieving its goals.
3. How long are benefits of the grant expected to be enjoyed by students/staff?
4. Identify the number of students/teachers impacted.



Staff Development/Training:

If staff development/training is part of the grant, please provide the following:

a.  Description of the requested training

b.  Number of people to be trained

c.  Where the training will take place (i.e. vendor site, classroom, faculty meeting, etc.)

d.  Number of days/hours of training required

e.  Name of trainer (i.e. a District employee or outside vendor)

f.  When training will occur (select one):

      Within contractual hours, NOT during classroom time (i.e. before/after school)

      Within contractual hours, DURING classroom time

      Outside contractual hours

g.  If training is to occur during school hours, will classroom substitutes be required? If yes, please complete Training Reimbursement section on Budget.

h.  To your knowledge has similar training been done before? 



Sign Off:

A sign off is required for every grant proposal.

Please confirm that your school principal or appropriate District-level supervisor has approved this project.



Additional Sign off:

Additional sign off is required for grant proposals that meet certain criteria.


If the proposed grant will alter the facilities in any manner, please confirm that the District’s Director of Facilities has approved this project including any District-required resources.


If the proposed grant has a technology component, please confirm that the appropriate Instructional Technology Coach has approved this project, including any District required resources.


If the proposed grant includes professional development (e.g., conferences, consultants) or teaching tools (e.g., instructional software, assessments), please confirm that the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction has approved this project.

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