Grant Guidelines
Girard school district foundation

Guidelines to Apply for Grants

The Girard School District Foundation awards grants designed to encourage faculty/staff members to develop and implement projects, which enhance and enrich the Girard School District educational programs and be of direct benefit to our students.

Since 2012, 53 teacher grants totaling $75,713 have been awarded.

In the 2022-2023SY 5 teacher grants totaling $9,479 were awarded.


Grant Application Form

Educational Grant Application Instructions


    1. The Foundation Board plans to award educational grants throughout the school year, pending available funds. Grant amounts may range from $250 to $2000.

    2. The grant must be implemented within the school year it is awarded. Final reports for grants are due by May 15th of the current school year.
      Any faculty/staff member, or group of faculty/staff members, may submit a grant proposal.

    3. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, funding for supplies, materials, field trips, guest speakers, and consultants.

    4. All grant proposals will be reviewed by each building's school principal and superintendent for compatibility with the state academic standards, school district curriculum, department goals, program, or related school events. All applications will be forwarded to the Girard School District Foundation, but only qualifying proposals will be considered for funding.

    5. Please be very specific AND realistic in your requests. The GSD Foundation review committee will look at each grant individually and base the award(s) on the criteria listed below.
      1. How many students will be serviced per academic year?
      2. What is the direct benefit to students' education?
      3. Is the proposed project dynamic, creative and innovative?
      4. Is the project an extension of the normal classroom curriculum?
    6. Applications are to be neatly handwritten or typed, signed by all applicants, necessary attachments stapled behind the application form and submitted to your building principal. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the GSD Foundation Allocation Teacher/Staff Grant committee.

    7. Non-funded applications may be edited and resubmitted.

Application Process:

Submit proposals to your building principal using the Girard School District Foundation grant application form found here. Grant applications may be reviewed and voted on monthly at the GSD Foundation board meetings, typically held the first Thursday of the month. Awards must be implemented within the school year of acceptance notification.

Implementation guidelines for approved grants:

    1. Teachers/staff receiving awards must order all materials on district requisition forms, using assigned budget number. Completed forms, with a copy of the approved supply list, must be submitted to the building principal. Any fundamental changes in approved materials must be approved by the GSD Foundation.

    2. All items purchased, any materials developed, and the project itself shall become the property of the Girard School District and/or the GSD Foundation.

    3. All participants are required to submit a one-page typed summary report, which describes how student learning has been enhanced, with recommendations for possible future use of these ideas at the conclusion of the project. A minimum of 5 electronic pictures must be submitted with this report.

    4. Teachers/staff receiving awards will be required to give credit to the Girard School District Foundation in all correspondence and/or media coverage.

Grant Application Form

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