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Student Clubs and Activities Grants

Grants to New Mexico K-12 Schools in Eligible
Locations to Support Extracurricular Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Education Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/19/21 5:00 PM MT

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to New Mexico public K-12 schools in eligible locations for student activities held outside of regular school hours. Funding is intended to support innovative, impactful programs and projects, such as extracurricular activities, student groups, school organizations, and before- and after-school clubs. Grants should benefit schools in the City of Albuquerque.

Proposals must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be clearly aligned with the award's focus and district's priorities. Co-curricular and extracurricular activities must be designed to supplement school curriculum and promote entertainment, character, participation, and leadership.
  • Build on student engagement, academic experiences, and positive student outcomes.
  • Have clearly defined goals and measurable outcomes to determine the success of the project.
  • Have a realistic budget and use the award to cover teacher stipends, purchased services and/or supplies and materials within the proposed activity.
  • Does not include requests for facilities needs within budget.
  • Demonstrate an effort to raise funds through other sources in an effort to sustain the proposed student club or activity.

Primary consideration will be given to proposals that:

  • Impact a maximum number of students
  • Include a creative and innovative teaching/learning approach
  • Can be modeled for future programs and learning

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177281

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

APS schools and departments may apply up to $10,000 in funding.

Term of Contract:

All awards are for one year and does not imply a commitment for additional funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- APS K-12 schools and APS Departments are eligible to apply, which includes teachers, educational assistants, librarians, counselors, social workers, and other school personnel. Applicants may apply as individuals or as part of a group.
- All applicants must certify that the principal/immediate supervisor is aware of the proposal and supports the application. Grants will not be funded without the support of school administration.
- Only APS employees may submit applications. APS traditional and magnet schools are eligible to apply.

Other Considerations:
- Agreements or partnerships with outside agencies/nonprofit groups should have the approval of APS administration prior to submitting an application. Funding will go to the school, and not directly to an external partner.
- Projects funded through Student Clubs & Activities are school-specific. If a teacher changes schools and/or if the school is not able to implement the program, all funds must be returned to the APS Education Foundation.
- Requests for facility needs will not be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 19, 2021, at 5:00 pm (MT).
APS Education Foundation will notify all applicants of the outcome by March 15, 2021. Grant Winners will be invited to attend a virtual Grant Orientation on March 19, 2021.

Student Clubs & Activities grants are available twice per academic year, during Fall and Spring cycles. If funded, schools/departments must be prepared to implement the project (staff availability, activities in place) upon receiving an award.

The Student Clubs & Activities application utilizes a “blind” grant, meaning grant applications are ranked and reviewed without identifying the school. Please ensure that your project description does not identify you or your school. Applicants which use identifying names in the narrative may be disqualified.

For grant applications that include requests with technology, it is strongly recommended to fill out and submit the APS Education Foundation Technology Funding Request Survey. Applicants must be logged into their APS Google account using your APS credentials to access the survey.

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://apseducationfoundation.formstack.com/forms/spring_2021_student_clubs_and_activities

Technology Funding Request Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdljYAVwv3ccsPij6I6gNBQCBNpHdIeZKKIhbvJYWzS5PyGgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

For more information, contact APS Grant Writer at the Foundation at:
APSGrantWriter@aps.ed

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Albuquerque NM 87110

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704
Albuquerque NM 87125-0704

APS Administration:
(505) 880-3700

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: Albuquerque

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