The Ogden School Foundation is accepting applications from schools throughout the District for our School Priority Grants.
Applications are due by October 1, 2012; late applications will only be considered if funds are available.
Project requests should not exceed $4,000 for elementary schools and $6,000 for secondary schools.
School Priority Grant funding is intended to allow schools to have the opportunity to take on more extensive projects than would
otherwise have been possible through the Minigrants or Impact Grants. Each school may submit one proposal to be considered. Not all
schools will receive funding every year.
The Foundation Board will evaluate requests based on the following priorities:
1. Merit of Request
2. Amount of funding received through this program in the past
3. How the project helps accomplish the goals of the "school plan"
The School Priority Grants program should encourage programs, practices, learning materials, and equipment, which have direct impact on the instruction of students and result in increased student academic achievement in school curriculum. By matching funds raised by the schools, the Foundation can extend its efforts to increase student academic performance. You should indicate the source of any matching funds on the application form. Sources for matching funds can be from school sponsored fundraisers, proceeds from vending machines, private or business donors, interest earned on your school's endowment, etc. Matching funds; although not required, are encouraged.
Funds should address increased student academic achievement for as many students as possible
and be used within the current school year. Use of funds for playground equipment
(does not directly impact instruction and students performance in the core curriculum) or scholarships
(benefits limited number of students and sends public education funds to higher education) are examples of practices that
are not acceptable. Funds under this program may not be used for salaries, travel, capital improvements,
building construction or indirect costs. Generally funding will not be provided for T-shirts, treats & parties as incentives,
teacher training, food or athletic related events. Stipends, contracts or honoraria are allowable.
***A report on the use of the funds and the effectiveness of the project is now required.
This report will allow the Foundation to more fully meet donor expectations concerning the impact of their donations on our schools.
Reports on the attached form are due May 15th 2013. Schools that do not submit a project report will not be considered for a School
Priority Grant the next year.
All funds must be used in the school year they are awarded and for the approved items only. Unexpended funds and reports should be returned to the Foundation by May 15, 2013. Receipts should be kept on file in the school office and available to our auditors. You may be asked to report on the outcome of your project to the Foundation Board.
School Priority Grants must be signed by the principal and a hard copy submitted to the Foundation by 5 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2012.