The Donald J. Klaes Classroom Education Grant Program
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CLASSROOM EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM?
Teachers are creative people. They have great ideas of how to engage their students in various topics. However, they may find that budget constraints can put a wet blanket on their ideas.
The Classroom Education Grant Program was designed to help bring to the classroom those bold creative ideas that will inspire students.
These grants are designed to fund highly creative, but low cost ideas.
The Community Foundation of Jackson County has established education as one of its two primary areas of emphasis. It is our goal to encourage students and teachers to think creatively. We want to encourage them to question, explore and find new answers to age old questions. This means helping students to engage in learning in new ways and helping teachers to explore new ideas. Teachers who want to explore new means, methods and bold initiatives will be in the forefront of this grant opportunity. The Foundation wants to help and encourage these 21st century teachers.
WHAT SIZE GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Grants of up to $400 will be awarded. There is no limit on the scope of the projects other than those previously stated. Seminars, continued education, field trips or travel requests will not be funded.
HOW DO TEACHERS APPLY?
The grant proposal form is provided above. Complete the proposal form and mail to or drop off at the Community Foundation office. Grants will be awarded in late November.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Any classroom teacher in these schools or school systems:
- Brownstown Central Community Schools
- Brownstown Elementary School
- Brownstown Middle School
- Brownstown Central High School
- Crothersville Community Schools
- Crothersville Elementary School
- Crothersville Jr./Sr. High School
- Medora Community Schools
- Medora Elementary School
- Medora Jr./Sr. High School
- Seymour Community Schools
- Brown Elementary
- Cortland Elementary School
- Emerson Elementary
- Jackson Elementary
- Redding Elementary
- SMS 6th Grade Center
- Seymour Middle School
- Seymour High School
- Jackson County Parochial Schools
- Immanuel Lutheran School
- Lutheran Central School
- St. Ambrose School
- St. John’s Lutheran School
- Trinity Lutheran High School
- Sandy Creek Christian Academy
- Zion Lutheran School