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Fernandez for more information. Over $12 million in funding has been
secured through state and federal grants and e-rate programs for charter
schools and school districts in the last three years.
Together, we can become part of a winning team!
Century Community Learning Center Grant
different 21st Century Community Learning Center grants have been shared
with SchoolGrants. Both of these applications were sent to the U.S.
Department of Education. Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, this
program is administered by the individual states. At this time, no
state-funded applications have been shared with SchoolGrants.
Rick Riddell, project director of The
Learning Zone at Sun View School, has generously contributed his
successful proposal for a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21 CCLC)
grant. The 21 CCLC opportunity was offered through the U.S. Department of
Education at the time this proposal was funded.
If you'd like to talk to Rick about his project, The Learning Zone,
you may contact him at 714-847-9643, ext. 3421.
Federal grant applications are lengthy. Rick's proposal is not duplicated
below but is available for download in PDF format:
|Don Davis is a
former teacher in Gooding School
District, a small district in Gooding, Idaho. The
demographics of his district are as follows: There
are 1,387 students Pre,K-12. Gooding County covers
733 square miles with a total population of 13,335.
Student population of 83% Caucasian and 17% Hispanic.
The poverty level statewide is 16.5% and Gooding County
rate is 19.8%.
Don has generously shared his successful 21st Century
Community Learning Center (21 CCLC) proposal with us -
including notes in various sections of the proposal
highlighting strengths, weaknesses, and possible
Don applied for 21 CCLC funds unsuccessfully twice before
being awarded this contract for $3,000,000 over 3
years. He participated as a reader for the U.S.
Department of Education for the 21 CCLC grants and found this to be a valuable learning experience in
applying for the funds.
proposal is available for your review by downloading in PDF format
(view with free Adobe Acrobat
Reader). Click on the link below:
Don is a highly successful grant writer. Check out his Web
site for ways he may be able to help you become a more successful
grant seeker! (www.northrim.net/ddavis)
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School Reform: Improving Teaching and Learning
Gary Frye shares this complete proposal with us. This grant is for
Federal funds that flowed through the Texas Education Agency. Unlike many
of the samples here, this one includes budgets as well as narrative. This
proposal was written for an exemplary campus with good standardized
testing (TAAS) scores.
Because Gary is both a very successful grant writer (and therefore has
many successful proposals to share) and very
generous, this is one of many proposals he has shared with
SchoolGrants. His willingness to share with everyone has helped
innumerable others see what goes into writing a winning proposal.
Thank you, Gary!!
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in Learning Through Technology Proposal
Shepherd wrote the following grant for Nederland Middle Senior High School
in Nederland, Colorado for equipment and tools for learning in their
science laboratory, training for teachers, curriculum for students and to
provide analysis of student progress.
Thanks, Kay, for sharing your proposal with us!
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for the Stars
Colaw shares this proposal she wrote for funding through the West Virginia
NASA Space Grant Consortium. The proposal was fully-funded. Julie's
proposal can be downloaded by clicking here
Julie's Reach for the Stars proposal is fairly short but is a good
illustration of various grant components, it is duplicated
online. This proposal is an excellent tool to use in grant writing
Thanks so much for sharing, Julie!
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Language Assistance Grant
Cecilia Navarro Tanner, Senior Grant Writer for
California's Chula Vista Elementary School District, has generously shared
a successful Foreign Language Assistance Program proposal with
Cecilia, thanks a million!
Dr. Jim Boyd shares this successful
federal grant proposal with us. The Foreign Language Assistance
Grant opportunity is offered through the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal grant applications are lengthy. Because the size of the
proposal prevents us from displaying it online, Jim's proposal is
available for download in Adobe's PDF format:
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and Serve (Concept Paper)
one page concept paper is shared with us by Dr. Jim Boyd. The concept
paper was submitted to the Georgia Department of Education. Submissions
are reviewed and those that receive the highest ratings are invited
to make a 15 minute presentation to a review committee followed by 15
minutes of discussion. Specific projects are selected from the interview
process for full proposal development.
You may download this concept paper in PDF format by clicking here.
It is also duplicated below.
LEARN AND SERVE GRANT APPLICATION
Like other rural communities,
Haralson County suffers from a lack of wholesome activities and
communication of existing activity resources for young people to be
involved in. The students at the alternative school, in planning for
this application, recognized that this lack of activity contributed to
their experiencing difficulties "staying out of trouble" and
came up with the concept of providing a clearing house service for
meeting the communication aspects of this need. Another related need
revolves around demonstrating the links between what they are learning
and its application in the real world. Their idea has clear links to
the English / Language Arts (composition/journalism/communications
skills), Computer Skills ( word processing / desktop publishing /
graphic arts and design), and Mathematics ( budgeting / cost
comparison / dimensions).
Forty crossroads alternative school
students, grades 6-12 will be involved in providing the service.
The students will provide this
service for the agencies and organizations in the community who are
involved in addressing this need and especially for their same age
peers, countywide. In a very real sense, they will also be providing a
valuable service for the community at large and for the parents of
their peers and for their own. This service has the potential for
having a real impact on the problems associated with having young
people largely unsupervised and undirected.
The students will gather information
regarding activities, social events, and other opportunities to be
engaged in wholesome happenings from area providers (i.e. churches,
youth organizations, parks and recreation, youth service agencies,
etc.) and then compose, publish, and disseminate their news letter to
area schools to be handed out to their peers and passed along to
The alternative school director, the
learn and serve VISTA, and the director of the Haralson Coalition for
Children Youth and Families (HCCYF) will be the primary participating
personnel. The VISTA member has participated in the Leadership for the
Service Learner conference, the Southeastern Service Learning
Conference, and several related staff development activities provided
locally. The alternative school director has been provided with
several opportunities for orientation to the service learning concept
and how the process works in schools. The HCCYF director has been a
participant in two workshops and has been exposed to the direct
applications in area schools.
First, the HCCYF will act as a
partner and is qualified because its membership is representative of
all youth service and activity providers. Both local school systems
(Haralson County and Bremen City) will also serve and are qualified by
past experience with learn and serve program operations and by the
direction they can provide in the area of journalism and other
potential curriculum links. Finally the Haralson Chamber of Commerce
will act as a partner and is uniquely qualified on two fronts. The
chamber membership fills in the gaps in potential agency and
organization interaction in this service process, and the Chamber
director was a coordinator of service learning activities and
partnership development in one of the local school systems for three
years prior to assuming her present position.
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