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Follett Challenge

Grants and In-Kind Services to USA, Canada, and Australia
Educators in K-12 Public and Private Schools

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Follett School Solutions

Deadline Date:

12/15/17 11:59 PM CT

Description:

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Grants in the form of cash awards of up to $60,000 and in-kind services to USA, Canada, and Australia educators in K-12 public and private schools, including classroom teachers, special teachers (e.g., art teachers, music teachers), technology specialists, administrators, PTAs, and librarians/media specialists. Thirteen prizes will be awarded and are broken down into the following categories:

- Ten People's Choice Winners: To help applicants get the word out about their incredible program, the funding source will reward the 10 videos that receive the most votes with $8,000 in Follett products and services.

- Three Semi-Finalists: In addition, three Semi-Finalists will be chosen - one in the elementary, middle and high school category - will be chosen and receive $30,000 in Follett products and services. Those scores are determined by the judges' rubric (80% of overall score) and the number of votes received (20% of overall score). Semi-Finalists are not eligible for the People's Choice award, even if they have the highest number of votes.

- One Grand Prize Winner: Out of the three Semi-Finalists, a Grand-Prize winner will be selected from the judges' rubric score alone to receive an additional $30,000, for a total of $60,000 in Follett Products and services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177784

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$200,000

Number of Grants:

There will be ten People's Choice Winners, three Semi-Finalists, and one Grand Prize Winner.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- People's Choice Winners: The 10 videos that receive the most votes will win $8,000 in Follett products and services.

- In addition, Semi-Finalists will be chosen and receive $30,000 in Follett products and services.

- One Grand Prize Winner: Out of the three Semi-Finalists, a Grand-Prize winner will be selected from the judges' rubric score alone to receive an additional $30,000, for a total of $60,000 in Follett Products and services.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Submissions are open to all educators in K-12 schools (public/private) in the United States, Canada and Australia. This includes classroom teachers, special teachers (e.g., art teachers, music teachers), technology specialists, administrators, PTAs and librarians/media specialists.

Pre-Application Information:

Steps to Apply:

Step 1: Enter

In order to participate, you must complete the online questionaire, which includes five written components and a video, between October 23, 2017 - December 15, 2017. Your submission must demonstrate how your program is preparing students for the demands of the 21st century. In addition, your video must be 3 to 5-minutes showcase how your program has a positive impact on your school.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to access a PDF of the submission questions you will be asked to complete through the online form, and to view a sample of a winning submission.

Step 2: Vote and Promote

A team of judges will examine all submissions and determines which stand above the rest. But that's only part of the final score — the rest is based on the number of votes your video receives. Ask your school community to vote. Click here for information on how to promote your video: https://www.follettchallenge.com/promote.cfm.

All eligible submissions will be posted for public viewing and voting January 22, 2018 - January 26, 2018. A person 13 years may vote for their favorite submission up to one time per day. Each voter may only use one email address, and each unique email address may only represent one individual voter.

Step 3: Watch and Win

Three Semi-finalists and a Grand Prize winner will be chosen, as well as ten People's Choice winners based on the highest number of votes received. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners.

Key Dates

December 15, 2017: Entries close
January 22, 2018: Voting begins
January 26, 2018: Voting closes
February 28, 2018: 3 Semi-Finalists and 10 People's Choice winners announced
April 27, 2018: Grand-Prize winner announced

Official Rules: https://www.follettchallenge.com/contest_info/official_rules.cfm
Tips and Resources: https://www.follettchallenge.com/contest_info/official_rules.cfm

Contact Information:

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

Click here to apply online: https://www.follettchallenge.com/enter/login.cfm

Contact Form: https://www.follettchallenge.com/contact.cfm

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.