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Cash For Classrooms is now closed and will reopen for the 2017/18 school year! 

 

The purpose of the Cash for Classrooms grant is to provide a financial means for educators to create experiences that enrich and enhance student learning. Educators can apply for one of two grants annually:

  • Consumable supplies, subscriptions and field trips; up to $200
  •  Equipment, non-consumable supplies, technology or STEM resources; up to  $500

The Foundation partners with individuals, corporations, agencies, and organizations to provide the grant funding.

Cash for Classrooms

A Program of the Davis Education Foundation

Purpose:  

The purpose of the Cash for Classrooms grant is to provide a means for educators to create experiences that enrich and enhance student learning.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a Davis School District employee who provides direct services to students. Note: If a teacher is in a  job share position, each applicant may only apply for $250.
  • Applicants must use the online application process.
  • Applicant is responsible for utilizing the granted funds in meeting needs within his or her classroom/school.
  • Applicants must receive approval from their administrator prior to applying.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to “like” the Davis Education Foundation Facebook page.
  • Recipients are required as part of the evaluation process to post on TWO social media outlets (i.e.: DEF Facebook, DEF Twitter, DEF Instagram, school webpage or other school social media) if the grant is awarded.
  • Recipients will be required to notify the parents of their students that they received a grant from the Davis Education Foundation.
  • Final evaluations are required and need to be completed within 90 days of funds being awarded.  Evaluations may include photographs, drawings, quotes, videos, essays, artwork, etc.
  • Must submit receipt, P.O. or documentation of exact purchase.  Failure to submit will result in funds being transferred back to the Foundation following the 90 day grace period. 

Selection & Notification:

  • All grants must be received by the first of each month. (See table below for funding schedule)
  • A selection committee will review grant requests for selection and final approval.
  • Partial funding will not be considered.  Please make sure your grant meets all guidelines.
  • All grant applicants will be notified through email.  Please do not contact the Foundation regarding the status of your application.
  • Teachers will only be eligible to receive one grant annually.

The grant window will be open September – February.  In order to be considered for funding the following deadlines apply:

Application Submitted before Date Funding Awarded by
October 1, 2016 November 20, 2016
November 1, 2016 December 20, 2016
December 1, 2016 January 20, 2017
January 1, 2017 February 20, 2017
February 1, 2017 March 20, 2017

Amount:

  • Consumable supplies, subscriptions and field trips; up to $200
  • Equipment, non-consumable supplies, technology or STEM resources; up to $500

Restrictions:

Funding will not be given for the following:

  • Food or incentives
  • Travel
  • Salaries
  • Stipends
  • Capital projects (i.e. building or classroom improvement)
  • Tuition
  • Staff development
  • Technology or other products used solely by the educator (laptop, iPad, etc.)

*Note: Cash for Classroom grants may not be combined with colleagues for a larger project. If this is the intent, please apply for an innovative grant by contacting Jodi Lunt at 801-402-5187 or jlunt@dsdmail.net

**Note: Cash for Classrooms grants may not be used to help fund your Donors Choose projects. If this happens, all money awarded will be rescinded. 

Cash for Classrooms Grant Evaluation Form

  • Evaluation Applicant Information

  • The evaluation submitted represents the program/initiative supported by the Davis Education Foundation and meets the requirements as enumerated in the initial agreement.
  • Narrative

    Please answer all questions in the order listed. Narrative must be typed in a single space format.
  • Please include links to the two social media platforms you posted on (i.e. DEF Facebook, DEF Twitter, DEF Instagram, school webpage or other school social media)

  • Upload Photos

    Please upload two photos depicting student engagement with the items or experience provided by grant funds.


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