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  • Grants are submitted to the principal of the building where the applicant works.
  • The principals determine whether or not the proposed project meets Girard School District (GSD) educational guidelines and forwards all applications to Michelle Doritty, within three business days after deadline.
  • Michelle Doritty scans and emails applications, along with a score sheet, to the assistant superintendent and GSD Foundation Grants and Allocation Committee members, within three business days after after deadline.
  • Assistant superintendent determines whether or not the proposed projects meet GSD educational guidelines and notifies the GSD Foundation Grants Allocation Committee members, within five business days after the deadline.
  • GSD Foundation Grants Allocation Committee has five business days to review and score applications.
  • GSD Foundation Grants Allocation  Committee will meet within five business days to discuss scores and select grants to be awarded.
  • The chair of the Grants Allocation Committee will verbally report at the next GSD Foundation meeting listing all the grants received, present the selected grants and request the GSD Foundation Board to vote to approve grant funding.
  • The president of the GSD Foundation Board will notify the applicants of approval or rejection within six business days after GSD Foundation meeting.
  • Participants are required to submit a completed district requisition form, using assigned budget number, to your building principal within 30 days of notification, along with a copy of the detailed budget you submitted with the grant application. Any fundamental changes in items to be ordered must be approved by the GSD Foundation.
  • Participants are required to submit an interim progress report May 1st and December 1st for fall and spring grants respectively.
  • Participants are required to submit a one page typed final report, which describes how student learning has been enhanced, with recommendations for possible future use of these ideas at the conclusion of the project and a minimum of ten electronic pictures of the project to the GSD Foundation. This report is due December 1st and May 1st for fall and spring grants respectively.

Deadlines for Fall 2019 

  • Application deadline is 9:00 am, Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
  • Applications sent to Michelle Doritty, by 9:00 am, Monday October 7, 2019.
  • Packets emailed to assistant superintendent, superintendent and GSDF Grants Allocations Committee by the end of the day, Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
  • Assistant superintendent determines whether or not the proposed project meets Girard School District (GSD) educational guidelines and notifies the GSD
  • Foundation Grants Allocation Committee members, by the end of the day, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
  • Grants Allocation Committee members review applications October 17 – 23, 2019.
  • Grants Allocation Committee meets before next board meeting, Thursday, November 7, 2019 to review and decide on selected grants.
  • Grants Allocation Committee brings recommendations to the Foundation Board meeting for approval November 7, 2019.
  • The GSD Foundation President will notify the applicants by November 15, 2019.
  • Teachers receiving awards must order all materials by December 16, 2019.
  • Participants submit a one page progress report to the GSD Foundation, C/O Kathy Holliday-Darr, ib4@psu.edu, by May 1, 2020. If you are finished with the project, you may submit a one page final report and a minimum of ten electronic photos in lieu of a progress report. If you need to borrow a flash drive, contact Michelle Doritty, michelle.doritty@girardsd.org.
  • Participants submit a one page final report and a minimum of ten electronic photos to the GSD Foundation, C/O Kathy Holliday-Darr, ib4@psu.edu, by December 1, 2020. If you need to borrow a flash drive, contact Michelle Doritty, michelle.doritty@girardsd.org.

 Deadlines for Spring 2020 

  • Application deadline is 9:00 am, Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
  • Applications sent to Administrative Assistant, Michelle Doritty, by 9:00 am, Monday February 10, 2020.
  • Packets emailed to assistant superintendent, superintendent and GSDF Grants Allocations Committee by the end of the day, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
  • Assistant superintendent determines whether or not the proposed project meets Girard School District educational guidelines and notifies the GSD
  • Foundation Grants Allocation Committee members, by the end of the, Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
  • Grants Allocation Committee members review applications February 20 – 26, 2020.
  • Grants Allocation Committee meets before next board meeting, Thursday, March 5, 2020 to review and decide on selected grants.
  • Grants Allocation Committee brings recommendations to the GSD Foundation Board meeting for approval March 5, 2020.
  • The GSD Foundation President will notify the applicants by March 13, 2020.
  • Teachers receiving awards must order all materials by April 6, 2020.
  • Participants submit a one page progress report to the GSD Foundation, C/O Kathy Holliday-Darr, ib4@psu.edu, by December 1, 2020. If you are finished with the project, you may submit a one page final report and a minimum of ten electronic photos in lieu of a progress report. If you need to borrow a flash drive, contact Michelle Doritty, michelle.doritty@girardsd.org.
  • Participants submit a one page final report and a minimum of ten electronic photos to the GSD Foundation, C/O Kathy Holliday-Darr, ib4@psu.edu, by May 1, 2021. If you need to borrow a flash drive, contact Michelle Doritty, michelle.doritty@girardsd.org.

2019-2020 Reminder Deadlines

  • Fall 2019:
    • Supplies ordered by December 16, 2019
    • One page Progress Report due May 1, 2020
    • One page Final Report due December 1, 2020
  • Spring 2020
    • Supplies ordered by April 6, 2020
    • One page Progress Report due December 1, 2020
    • One page Final Report due May 1, 2021

2018-2019 Reminder Deadlines

  • Fall 2018
    • Supplies ordered by December 10, 2018
    • One page Progress Report due May 1, 2019
    • One page Final Report due December 1, 2019
  • Spring 2019
    • Supplies ordered by April 8, 2019
    • One page Progress Report due December 1, 2019
    • One page Final Report due May 1, 2020

2017-2018 Reminder Deadlines

  • Fall 2017
    • Supplies ordered by December 11, 2017
    • One page Progress Report due May 1, 2018
    • One page Final Report due December 1, 2018
  • Spring 2018
    • Supplies ordered by April 9, 2018
    • One page Progress Report due December 1, 2018
    • One page Final Report due May 1, 2019