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The Ashland Schools Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be continuing our Impact Grant program for the coming school year. ASF Impact Grants are awarded to teachers for innovative and enriching classroom-based projects that directly engaged students. These funds are budgeted by school based on enrollment estimates and each school's total grant package. This will ensure that each school site has their own grant fund to use towards these grant projects.
including the Guidelines and Instructions appearing below.
The Ashland Schools Foundation is dedicated to supporting educational enrichment activities for public school students in all schools at all grade levels.
Definition of ASF Impact Grants:
The Ashland Schools Foundations awards Impact Grants to teachers to implement special projects that directly engage students in innovative and enriching classroom-based ideas for which no other district funding is available. These grants are meant to be classroom-based (but are not limited to the classroom environment), and are not intended to be funding for school-wide programs. Funded by hundreds of community donors, Impact Grants are awarded by the Board of the Ashland Schools Foundation upon the recommendation of the Grants Committee, which consists of ASF Board members, parents, teachers, and community members who serve as representatives of the Ashland community and ASF donors.
Eligible Grant Recipients:
Eligible Grant Activities:
The following are not eligible for funding through the Impact Grant process:
Note: hourly rate for personnel should not exceed $25/hour and will be assessed an additional 10% for payroll expenses.
Please see the list on page 2 for Grant Review priorities
The maximum grant amount for a single classroom is $500. Multi-classroom projects may be awarded more than $500, up to a maximum of $1000. No grant will be awarded more than $1000.
Each school has grant funds that are dedicated for grant applications from that school. These funds are distributed taking into account the enrollment of the school, the cost of educating students as they grown through the system, and other grant funds they receive from ASF through our other grant programs.
John Muir $ 750
Willow Wind $1250
If schools submit grants for more than their allotted budget, principals will rank grants by school priorities. Grant funds remaining in a school’s budget after awards during the second round, will be awarded to other schools who have eligible grants but no funds remaining at the end of the second round.
Application Due Dates, Review of Applications and Awarding of Grants:
It is recommended that, if possible, teachers should submit grant applications in the fall to allow equal consideration with the other applications from their school. There are no guarantees that funds will be remaining for the winter deadline.
If all funds are not awarded in the October grant round, there will be a second application round with applications due midnight Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The Grants Committee will review these grant applications and recommendations will be made to the ASF Board at the regular March 6 ASF Board meeting, notifying grant applicants of their status by March 8. We will attempt to have funding available upon notifiction to teachers (provided the District Office completes their coding of funds).
Grant applications will be reviewed on following list of priorities:
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will only be accepted electronically. The application should be emailed to email@example.com. Application forms will be e-mailed to all teachers and may be found in the grants section of the ASF web page: http://www.ashlandschoolsfoundation.org/.
It is recommended that grant applicants read the list of grant priorities (page 2 of this document) to prepare your grant for review by the committee.
Regarding Purchases & Grant Personnel:
Grant purchases will be processed through your school office, following district policy.
Personnel must go through the hiring process at the district office to determine if they are an independent contractor or will be a temporary employee. Except under special circumstances, personnel will be paid at an hourly rate determined in your negotiations with them…with a maximum of $25 per hour (10% will be assessed in your budget for payroll costs). Fingerprinting costs, if needed, will be covered by ASF outside of your grant funds.
To complete the application:
If you have any problems or questions with these procedures, please contact ASF.
Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or asked by calling 541-482-8197.