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Educator Initiative Grant (EIG)

Grants to Ohio Teams of Educators for Programs that
Improve Academic Achievement in Local K-12 Classrooms

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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GAR Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/19/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Ohio teams of educators in eligible regions to improve academic achievement in K-12 classrooms. Goals of the program include supporting student preparedness for college and a career, professional development for educators, and helping students and teachers to meet or exceed the academic standards of the school, district, or state. Eligible programs are those that benefit students in Summit County.

Projects must:

  • Help students meet or exceed Ohio’s Learning Standards
  • Incorporate evidence-based teacher professional development
  • Help teachers and students achieve and / or promote the district or school’s vision
  • Demonstrate support for keeping learners on track for college and career readiness, as demonstrated by the Cradle-to-Career Continuum

Priority is given to the following:

  • Projects/programs that help students meet or exceed Ohio’s learning standards, especially those related to Social Emotional Learning.
  • Projects/programs that help teachers and students become aware of and achieve equity and inclusion.
  • Projects that demonstrate support for keeping learners on track for college and career readiness, as demonstrated by progress along six key transition points on the Cradle-to-Career Continuum.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131852

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants to improve achievement in one classroom: Up to $5,000
Grants to improve achievement in two or more classrooms: Up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Teams of K-12 Summit County educators in public, private, parochial or not-for-profit charter schools are eligible to apply.

EIG does not fund:
- Teacher stipends
- Refreshments/meals
- Furniture or capital improvements
- Incentives or rewards for students (pencils, pens, stickers, etc)
- T-shirts or clothing
- Standard school supplies

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 19, 2021 by 5pm.

How to Apply:
- Identify a team leader - Identify the educator who will serve as the primary contact for your team and school. Team leaders are not permitted to lead more than one project.
- Read the rubric - The rubric is used to evaluate your proposal. Be sure your project follows these guidelines.
- Download the application template - Preview the application questions so you can prepare for the questions in advance. Share them with your team!
- Obtain the necessary signatures - Obtain both your Principal’s and Superintendent’s signature on the endorsement form and attach it to your application when prompted
- Complete the project budget - Use the EIG Budget spreadsheet template provided to itemize and tally the total expenses for your project, and submit this form with your completed application. This is the only budget template that will be accepted with your application.
- Apply online

Instructions on how to use the online application portal: https://garfoundation.org/news-updates/2019/10/applying-for-grants-just-got-easier-we-have-a-new-online-application-portal/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=garfdn

If you have any questions about the application system, please contact Jessica Cherok at jcherok@garfdn.org or 330-576-2915.

For questions about the EIG Program, contact:
Lucille Esposito, EIG Program Manager
Espolucille@gmail.com or 330.550.6661

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Summit County

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