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Methacton Education Foundation Grant Application

Guidelines:

  • Grant proposals must be consistent with the goals and mission of the Methacton Education Foundation
    • Primary focus areas include but are not limited to:
      • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
      • Career/College Readiness and Development
      • Programs for Economically Disadvantaged Students
      • Professional Development for Faculty in the above areas
  • Proposals should enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for students in the Methacton School District

Evaluation Criteria:

Required Criteria (Grants must include all of the following)

  • Provides an enrichment opportunity
  • Develops students’ knowledge and useful skills
  • Results in a significant, measurable return on investment
  • Impacts a significant number of students proportionate to the size and value of grant
  • Describes what students will know, learn, and be able to do as a result of the grant.
  • Addresses clearly outlined S.M.A.R.T. goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based

Suggested Criteria (Grants should include some if not all of the following)

  • Contributes to the development of students as life-long learners
  • Contributes to the development of students as responsible community members
  • Contributes to the development of students as leaders

Application Process:

  1. Contact your building principal to review and discuss grant application idea.  
  2. Contact Stephanie Sawyer, Foundation Secretary, to discuss your grant application idea, and to review the grant application process at ssawyer@methacton.org 
  3. Application Review:  Upon submission, grant will be directed to the appropriate building or department administrator and then to the superintendent for review. If a grant proposal receives administrative approval it will be forwarded to the Methacton Education Foundation grant committee for their review. The  committee reviews each application and votes on its merits; approving the application as submitted, approving the application with revisions, or denying the application at time of submission.
  4. Notification:  All applicants will be notified within 90 days of submission of approval or denial.  If a grant is denied for submission or approval during the Application Review Process, it will be returned to the applicant with pertinent notations and/or suggestions.  Applications received during the summer break may by subject to a longer timeline.   If a grant should need immediate attention due to a time factor, please contact Angela Linch to discuss.
  5. Reporting:  All approved grant expenses should be documented and a financial report must be submitted by the end of the school year. Documentation includes but is not limited to: receipts, invoices, and purchase orders.  Guidelines for reporting will be supplied.
  6. Grant Summary Requirements: The grant recipient(s) will provide a written summary detailing the process, procedures, and outcomes resulting from the grant. Summary should include assessment and evaluations of S.M.A.R.T. goals outlined in the proposal including both qualitative and quantitative impact on students.  Photos, video, and/or other forms of documentation (ex: newsletters, notes from students/educators, etc.) that demonstrate how the funds were used should also be included. Receipts and/or contracts for expenses should be submitted as required for reimbursement (see #5 above).  

Methacton Education Foundation Grant Application Form

Applicant building or home school
School(s) in which grant is to be used
Describe which students are targeted to be impacted by this project i.e. Math, Science, Art, Seniors, Robotics Club Members, Women Future Business Leader Members, Marching Band Members
In writing your goal description, please consider the above required and suggested criteria.
Define the plan for the project including: what the project will involve, which students will participate, who will conduct and manage the project, if there are any other participants, where the project will take place, project timeline, resources needed, support needed, expectations and skill sets required of students.
Is this a One-time project or an ongoing project. If ongoing, what is the timeline?
What criteria will be used to evaluate the success of the project? What tools and/or methods will be used to evaluate how these criteria have been met? What is the future of the project - can it be sustained, expanded, or replicated?
Include your project budget. Outline the expenses and revenue (if applicable) of the project. Outline costs for supplies, materials, equipment, travel, and shipping/handling. Include ancillary district expenses such as personnel and facilities. Any equipment purchased to execute or support the grant becomes property of the Methacton School District. Equipment is different from "supplies" in that equipment generally constitutes non-disposable materials or devices, as opposed to renewal resources and or disposable supplies.