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Title: 2009 Drew Grant Workshop

2009 Drew Grant Workshop
  • September 17, 2009
  • September 24, 2009

How to Access Grant Department Information
  • Directly, then bookmark it
  • http//www.cpsb.org/System/C26I/grants/default.ht
  • Indirectly from CPSS home page
  • Employees tab
  • Under the heading Departments click on Grant

Effective Grant Proposals
  • Since school began you have probably thought at
    least once, Gosh, I wish my classroom had that
    or maybe A great project for my students to do
    would be… If you had that second thought, you
    are already on your way to being a successful
    grant writer! RFPs (Request For Proposals)
    ALWAYS focus on supporting projects to enhance
    learning instead of classroom stuff. If you
    are thinking of stuff your classroom needs, you
    are going about the process backwards.

Effective Grant Proposals
  • Have a project in mind before you begin the
  • Grants focus on projects/, not stuff.
  • The stuff helps you accomplish the project

Effective Grant Proposals
  • State the need
  • Identify your solution
  • State goals and expected outcomes
  • Have evaluation plan/measurement tool
  • Provide detailed budgets

Effective Grant Proposals
  • Are student-centered
  • Focus on realistic student achievement
  • Describes how this project is DIFFERENT from what
    you are currently doing.

Effective Grant Proposals
  • Follow all guidelines in the RFP
  • Includes research that supports the program
  • Are proofread. Spelling and grammar mistakes may
    cause rejections.

Effective Grant Proposals
  • Use trend data to show you know your students and
  • Student strengths and weaknesses
  • School report card
  • Standardized test scores
  • Free/reduced lunches
  • School Improvement Plans (SIP)

Effective Grant Proposals
  • May be perfect and still be rejected
  • Limited resources
  • Focus of grant
  • Quotas are certain areas

Drew Grants
  • The following guidelines are specific to the
    Drew Grant, but most are applicable to any grant

Guideline D Purchases
  • Educational purposes only
  • Not for religious or social service programs
  • No administrative costs as salaries, travel
    expenses, staff seminars, etc.
  • No ink or paper

Guideline L Publicity
  • Should any donation, contribution, or other
    assistance be provided by the H. C. Drew Estate,
    recipient hereby acknowledges and agrees that no
    publicity or other release of information
    pertaining to such grant will be made without the
    specific written permission of the Trustees of
    the Estate. Persons involved with the entity
    receiving a grant, however, may be apprised of
    such. For example, announcements of awards are
    authorized to be made to staff, faculty,
    students, clients, and/or to be published in
    newsletters. The intent of this provision is to
    prevent release of grant information to media or
    other outside organizations without Trustee
  • School Newspaper, SHARE, School News

Guideline L Publicity
  • Do not contact the Drew Estate or the Drew
    Trustees if changes need to be made on purchased
    goods and or supplies.
  • Do not call the Drew Estate concerning your
  • All correspondence must go through the CPSS Grant

  • October 7, 2009 Applications due in Grant Dept
    by 4 pm
  • April 2, 2010 All requisitions, budget detail
    pages and revision letters are due in the Grant
    Dept. by 4 pm

Contact Information
  • Yvette.ardoin_at_cpsb.org
  • Phone 217-4090 ext. 1201
  • Colynn.schonefeld_at_cpsb.org
  • Phone 217-4090 ext. 1202
  • Nancy.veronie_at_cpsb.org
  • Phone 217-4090 ext. 1204
  • FAX 217-4091
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