Community Education Grant

  • Grant Application Process

    The Education Foundation, Inc. of Caldwell County will receive requests for funds from any Caldwell County citizen, teacher, club, or agency for projects which will enhance the quality of public education, increase public confidence in our schools and/or strengthen the educational experience of the children of Caldwell County.

    Projects described must adhere to all polices and standards of the Caldwell County Board of Education. A brief oral presentation of the project to the selection committee may also be required.

    Requests for funds must be submitted using this form or one printed off the Education Foundation website. Applications must be received on or before October 5, 2018 for the fall awards and February 8, 2019 for the spring awards. The maximum amount available per grant is two thousand five-hundred dollars ($2,000). Applicants may submit one application for consideration each semester.

    The funds granted must be spent during the school year for which they are awarded unless other arrangements are specified. November evaluation forms must be returned to the Foundation director by May 1 of the same school year. Evaluation forms for the March grants must be returned to the Foundation director by May 1 of the following school year.

    Grantees that do not return evaluation forms will not be eligible to write or receive additional grants.

    Fall awards will be presented at the November 13, 2018 Board of Directors meeting at the Education Center. Spring awards will be presented at the March 12, 2019 Board of Directors meeting at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Recipients (or a representative from recipient's school) are required to attend to receive funding.

    1914 HICKORY BLVD. SW : LENOIR, NORTH CAROLINA 28645 :

    (828) 728-8407 EXT. 140162 or 140163.

  • Grant Criteria

    • Quality of the project
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Number of students and or teachers benefiting
    • Magnitude of impact
    • Availability of other funds or other funding generated
    • Willing to share with other teachers
    • Relatedness to standard course of study

    Grants must be typed using size 12 font. The narrative project description should include the following information: vital facts about your project, (who, what, why, where, when, how) the importance or need, your project plan and events, and if a continuation project, the future of funding and support. The grant narrative may be extended beyond the provided application space; however, only one additional page may be used. When writing grant, please remember to address all selection criteria listed above. BE CREATIVE! The selection committee specifically looks at creative projects that would not be taught or offered to students in schools without the Community Education Grant funding. Creativity and innovation are key components to a winning grant.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. If an application contains a funding request for prepackaged curriculum, the grants committee tends to assign low rankings unless the curriculum will be implemented in creative and innovative ways. If you have questions, please call the Education Foundation, 728.8407 #140162 or #140163 or email <a href="mailto:ptriplett@caldwellschools.com or kmcateer@caldwellschools.com."