The Greenwood Education Foundation is committed to enhancing educational opportunities through engagement and collaboration of the staff, parents, and the community to promote student excellence. The Super Grant is an annual award in the amount of $5000 issued to one winner. Each year, GEF announces a new grant theme, designed to inspire and motivate creative projects and uses of the grant funds irrespective of what grade or subject matter you teach. The Super Grant application is available on November 1st and due no later than February 28th. The award winner is announced in May.
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HOW TO APPLY!
Applications and evaluations MUST be submitted via the online grant application and reporting form. We are no longer accepting paper applications via interoffice mail OR as email attachments.
The online application and scoring rubric can be found here:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the theme of the Super Grant?
A: This year the Super Grant theme is “TECHnically Speaking - Technology Integration in Education”, and is focused on technology.
Q: What is the goal of the Super Grant?
A: The Super Grant is intended to be large, innovative, and able to take our school system to the next level in a certain area. It is meant to include projects:
For which funding is limited or not available;
That are innovative initiatives needing “seed” money for program development, or new equipment;
That are proven as valuable/worthwhile to the educational experience;
That are a priority for the school community who will benefit;
That benefit a large number of students, or a small number of at-risk/special population of students intensely; and
That provide educational benefits in terms of readiness to learn or an approach to teaching. This may include staff development and/or training that would introduce enhanced techniques to the classroom.
That benefit a single classroom, department, grade level or entire school. Be creative!
Q: What if the funding needed is more or less than $5000?
A: The goal of the GEF is to award $5000. Grant applicants are encouraged to be creative in reaching this budget (or getting as close as possible). The award will be limited to $5000. Applicants with a budget exceeding $5000 should be prepared to identify how the project can be implemented for $5000 or additional sources of funding that will be used for implementation.
Q: Can I apply for the Super Grant each year?
A: You may apply for the Super Grant each year. Applying for the Super Grant does not preclude you from also applying for the annual fall and spring grants provided by GEF.
Q: Do I have to be a technology teacher/staff member to apply?
A: You do not have to be a technology teacher/staff member to apply for the Super Grant. The Super Grant is available to all employed staff and administrators that wish to submit an application for a project with a technology focus.
Q: Will the Super Grant always be focused on Technology?
A: No, the Super Grant will not always be focused on Technology. The GEF chooses a new theme for the Super Grant each year. In 2022 our theme was “Fine Arts” and in 2023 our theme was “Let’s Get Fit”, and focused on mental and physical wellness.
Q: Are there any technology restrictions on this grant?
A: Yes, in a broad sense there are a few restrictions. This grant is not intended to fund the acquisition of bulk technology equipment. For example, an applicant cannot request a classroom full of laptops or iPads. Additionally, all applicants must ensure that any request for software or hardware can be maintained by the school corporation and where the applicant can facilitate installation. This grant is not renewable so also be aware of projects that rely on a software product that requires an annual renewal cost, as the yearly fee would not be sustainable after the grant cycle. Applicants should have a project that furthers the goals listed above AND that utilizes technology in a creative and innovative way as a necessary component of the project.
Q: Are there any deadlines or timeframes I should be aware of for this grant?
A: Yes. The application will be available on November 1st and must be submitted no later than February 28, 2024. The winner will be announced early in May 2024. The implementation timeframe for the technology grant is June 2024 through May 2025, all funds must be spent during this timeframe. The final report is due June 6, 2025.