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Good Idea Grant Program

Grants to Hawaii Public School Teachers for
Innovative Programs to Increase Academic Achievement

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation (PSHF)

Deadline Date:

06/15/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Hawaii public school teachers for innovative projects that aim to increase student interest and academic achievement. Funding is intended to enhance creativity in the classroom and challenge teachers to think innovatively and boldly. First-time applicants will be given priority consideration.

Projects should work on preparing students to be:

- Self-directed learners
- Community contributors
- Complex thinkers
- Quality producers
- Effective communicators and
- Effective and ethical users of technology

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

- The degree to which the project proposes to Excite, Engage and Educate students
- Use of innovative, unique, or evidence-based approaches designed to increase student learning and engagement and improve how instruction is delivered
- Clearly defined measures to determine effectiveness
- Value or impact of what will be learned and sustainability or replication potential of the project
- Partnership or collaborative effort with one or more of the following: another school or schools in the complex, parents or guardians, a business or industry, or a community-based or non-profit organization that serves students in Hawaii.
- A budget and timeline that realistically supports proposed activities and student needs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172054

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual teachers may apply for a maximum grant of $3,000.

Term of Contract:

Proposed projects must be completed within the 2018-2019 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be employed by the Hawaii Department of Education as a classroom teacher (or position that works directly with students) at a public school in the year that the project will be implemented.

Grant requests will not be considered for travel, professional development, hiring of consultants and substitutes, awards, incentives or rewards, parties, or supplies, equipment, and furniture items generally provided by the State.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Deadline to submit your proposal: June 15, 2018
- Notification of approval will be sent prior to the start of the school year: July 20, 2018
- Evaluation and budget reports are due, if grant is awarded: June 28, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Applications may be submitted to:

Judy Nagasako, Educational Specialist
Email: judy_nagasako@notes.k12.hi.us
Fax to: (808) 377-7733

Phone: (808) 305-0693

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation
P.O. Box 4148
Honolulu, HI 96812

Email: pshf88@gmail.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii