ABLE Mini Grants for Schools Program
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?
The purpose of the ABLE Mini Grants for Schools Program is to provide
funds and support to teachers in participating school districts for school
enrichment programs that focus on career
development, career exploration, and/or career readiness skills. This program gives teachers the
opportunity to bring new or expand existing programs in their classrooms that
may have been limited due to lack of funds. This program will support and
enhance student learning and achievement.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM
Teachers, school counselors, district specialists, and administrators in
the participating K-12 school districts, 501c3 non-profit educational
institutions, and/or private schools may apply for funds up to $500 for each
enrichment program. Applicants must
complete an application packet provided by ABLE. Applications are due in September for the fall
funding cycle and in January for the spring funding cycle. Awards will be given in October and February
of each program year. Projects must be
completed the same school year and the project must be student centered. All applications submitted are reviewed by an
appointed mini grant sub-committee of the ABLE membership. Mini grant sub-committee members will not be
affiliated with participating K-12 school districts, 501c3 non-profit
educational institution, and/or private schools. At the completion of the
project all recipients must submit a one page evaluation. A member of ABLE will serve as a liaison to
the school for communication purposes if necessary. Funding allotments are subject to change and
will be determined each school year based on available funds.
WHO IS ABLE?
County Alliance for Business, Learning, and Education (ABLE) was created in
collaboration with local business leaders and participating school district
personnel to foster workforce readiness and educational programs for K-12
students in our community. A business
and education partnership, ABLE exists to empower young people by preparing
them for the future they will inherit.
Mini Grant for Schools Program is funded by the ABLE organization through
corporate sponsorships, fundraisers, and private donors. The amount awarded per
school year will be based on available funds.
The goal of this program is to
benefit K-12 students of the participating school districts through enrichment
programs that focus on career
development, career awareness, and career readiness skills.
Current classroom teachers, school
counselors, district specialists and administrators may apply. All applicants
are limited to participating school districts, 501c3 non-profit educational
organizations, and private schools. (A participating
school district, 501c3 non-profit educational organization, and private school
are defined as: having a representative
attend the ABLE Foundation Committee meetings). All applications must be student centered.
the attached proposal form. Proposals must be typewritten and as complete,
clear, and concise as possible.
describe the project for which the funds are requested.
how this project will enhance student learning.
how this project will be monitored and the results evaluated.
how many students will be affected and/or involved.
the attached budget form. Include associated costs such as resource materials,
books, equipment, and supplies.
and submit the attached evaluation form at the conclusion of the project.
application packet includes the cover page, the proposal, and the budget and
must be submitted by the deadline.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
Projects selected will:
- Directly benefit/involve students.
- Improve student's achievement
- Encourage business/community involvement with students/schools.
- Assess/improve curriculum or instructional effectiveness.
- Focus on career development, career exploration, and/or career readiness.
- Proposals are due no later than September 30th, 2012 for the fall funding cycle and no later than
February 15th, 2013 for the spring funding cycle. Applications may be submitted online, or downloaded as a .pdf, printed and mailed to:
De Los Santos
Charles Community College
Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
For additional information on the
ABLE Mini Grants for Schools Program or how to become involved in the ABLE
organization, please contact Tammie De Los Santos at (636) 922-8342 or email: email@example.com.
CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
recipient will be responsible at the conclusion of the project to complete the
evaluation form and submit it by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
a recipient be unable to implement or complete an awarded project, the
principal or other school administrator may designate a school representative
to implement and/or complete the project.
and equipment funded by ABLE for the Mini Grants for Schools Program become the
property of the awarded school district.
- All projects are to be carried out and completed during the 2012-2013 school year.
number of awards given is based on the availability of funds per school year.
must submit and/or have on file with St. Charles Community College a W-9 per
program year in order for a check to be awarded