Teacher Grant Application
SMALL GRANT APPLICATION 2023 | GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION PREPARATION
Dear Collierville Teacher:
We are fortunate in Collierville to have wonderful schools with top-ranked teachers. We also realize that there are times when you find out about special programs, projects, and materials that would be a great asset to your students but are not funded through traditional means.
The Collierville Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing education in Collierville’s public schools. We are currently accepting applications from Collierville Public School teachers for educational grants to be awarded in the 2023-2024 school year. Grant applications are reviewed and scored on their own merits, in accordance with the following guidelines:
The grant submission deadline is Oct. 2, 2023.
Some items will not be considered for funding alone or as part of a grant. These items include but are not limited to: warranties, maintenance, installation, batteries, office supply items, field trips, software, subscriptions and taxes. Shipping expenses will be considered in special circumstances such as items can only be found through one company, or purchase including shipping is cheaper than through any other source where shipping is free. Apps will also be considered this year since they are one-time purchases with free updates.
Continuing Education for teachers and conferences will be considered. CEF will not pay for travel, lodging or meals. CEF will pay for the fees directly related to the conference/class/workshop only.
Other than the last entries starting with your name, at no time refer to your school, your grade level or school mascot in the project name or body of your application. Failure to comply will result in your application not being considered
Items purchased with CEF grant funds are the property of the public school in which they are awarded.
Funds received are NOT a donation. Grants are carefully reviewed and approved by our Grant Committee. Any funds received MUST be used solely for exactly what is detailed in the grant request. Any funds not used for the specific grant approved MUST be returned to CEF along with the completed Itemization Report and receipts/invoices by April 23, 2024.
Grant Recipient Use of Funds report is due by April 23, 2024. This report enables us to see how the grant impacted your classroom as well as provides feedback to our sponsors and contributors. Included in the Use of Funds report will be a statement providing permission to CEF to use and photos, videos, etc that you submit on our social media, advertising and other media related to the promotion of CEF. This form will be made available on our website and will be shared with any grant recipients.
Review the checklist at the bottom of this page before submitting this application.
The scoring criteria for grants are originality, sharing between classes, creativity, and number of students impacted. Technology grants will be reviewed separately and will not be penalized by the grading criteria.
All grant requests for more than $10,000 will be required to present before the CEF board.
Please be specific in your request, providing as much detail as possible. If you have any questions, please contact CEF.
Grant Application Checklist
Grant Submittal – Grants must be complete and submitted online by Oct. 2, 2023.
☐ Use this form to share your grant idea with your school's administration and get their signed approval. This form is required to submit your grant and may take a few weeks to complete. Plan your application accordingly to make sure you meet the Oct. 2 deadline.
☐ Complete your intended use of funds form (click here to download) before you start your application. You'll need to attach this document to complete your application.
☐ Submit your online grant application using the links above or below. Please note that responses do not save if you close the window without submitting your application. Have your submission information prepared in advance to save time and ensure your application is submitted correctly.
Award Process – Awards will be announced between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3.
Post-Award Process – Receipts and funds not used as specified are due by April 30, 2024.
☐ Complete the online itemization and grant fund form. Attach all invoices and receipts.
☐ Return any unused funds to CEF by delivering them to your school's admin office.
☐ Submit photos, videos and other stories about grant use using our online form.