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Beyond the Books Educational Foundation Grants

Grants to McLean County, Illinois PreK-12 Teachers and
Staff for Creative Projects to Increase Student Achievement

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Beyond the Books Educational Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/29/16 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to PreK-12 McLean County, Illinois public school teachers for creative and innovative projects designed to increase student achievement. Proposals that affect a large number of students, and include grade-level-to-grade-level, school-to-school and district-to-district interaction are encouraged.

- Beyond the box: One grant will be awarded in this category for an exceptional grant. The maximum amount available is $10,000 (funded by a private foundation).

- Standard: Grants awarded in this category are limited to requests for $401 to $5,000.

- Mini: Grants awarded in this category are limited to $400 or less.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165621

Number of Grants:

Beyond the Box: One grant.

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Beyond the Box: up to $10,000.
-Standard: ranging from $401 to $5,000.
-Mini: up to $400.

Term of Contract:

Funds must be used during the 2016-2017 school year or during summer of 2016.

Grant recipient must submit completed outcomes and report for Shirk Foundation to Beyond the Books Educational Foundation by September 15, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be employees of McLean County Unit District No. 5 or Bloomington District 87 Public Schools (Pre-K through grade 12).

Pre-Application Information:

The principal/administrator must submit by email the completed application by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016 to

Applicants must email the completed form to their principal/administrator for review and submission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the principal/administrator with sufficient time to review and submit the application.

Applications submitted by USPS, facsimile or other means will NOT be accepted.

Contact Information:

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

Alan Chapman

Beyond the Books Educational Foundation
PO Box 908
Bloomington, Illinois 61702-0908

Grant Coverage Areas:

McLean County

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois

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