Unlock the Funding. Keys to Writing a Winning Grant Proposal. CMS Education Foundation. 3 Key Questions…. 1. What is the CMS Education Foundation? 2. What are the Grant Application Guidelines? 3. How do you complete the application?. What is the CMS Foundation?. 1.
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CMS Education Foundation
1. What is the CMS Education Foundation?
2. What are the Grant Application Guidelines?
3. How do you complete the application?
The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation will provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and enhance opportunities for all students enrolled in the Clovis Municipal School District.
*Encourage all students to work to their highest potential
*Support staff for innovative efforts
*Recognize staff for exemplary teaching
*Build community awareness of the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation
*Inspire parents and the community to participate with the school district to enrich education
Types of Grants
Selection ProcessWhat are the Grant Application Guidelines?
teacher initiated programs or projects. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to campus teams, departments, and district initiated programs or projects.
2. Only one grant per school will be awarded per grant cycle.
3. The number of awards will depend on funds available from the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation.
1. Signatures by all grant applicants
2. All proposals require an approval
signature from the campus principal.
The purpose is clearly stated.
Improves student learning (It is broadly applicable and replicable.)
Directly relates to the CMS District Strategic Plan and the goals of the CMS Foundation
Specifically aligns with NM Standards and Benchmarks and is supported by research
Objectives are specifically stated and are measurable.
Objectives are feasible (time, resources, etc.)
Activities/procedures are specifically stated and directly relate to the purpose and objectives.
A specific budget has been included and is justified.
Measurable criteria are used.
Measures directly relate to objectives and activities.
a. A minimum of five Foundation directors appointed by the President of the Foundation Board of Directors
b. Deputy Superintendent for Instruction
c. Others as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors
-Work Plan (Objectives, Instructional Procedures,
& Evaluation Procedures)
-Partners in Project
To determine if the project is appropriate for this grant process, you must be able to answer ‘yes’ to following questions:
Minds in Motion
Beyond the Looking Glass
Scientist's Magic Hat
Your Project in a Nutshell!
What do you hope to achieve?
How will this project enhance the education of students?
Explain the specific need(s) that this project addresses.
and support the purpose?
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Specific Measurable Achievable Reasonable and Timely!
nLet everyone you know read your application.
nFill in all sections appropriately.
nWrite as if the person reading the grant does not know anything about education. Remember...not all reviewers may be an expert in your field.
nMak sur yur spelin, gramer, and punkuaton iz correct. It speks vollumes abor yul.
nDo not ramble on. Get to the point.
nUse bullets if possible.