Educational Enhancement Grants

The purpose of this grant program is to provide enhanced resources, experiences, and opportunities for the students of the Stanwood-Camano School District.

Level of Funds Available

  • Individual grants up to $500
  • Collaborative grants up to $2000

Who Can Apply

  • Any staff member of the Stanwood-Camano School District

Grant Information and Guidelines

  • Grants will be awarded for the 2024-2025 school year and must be spent by Apr. 15, 2025.
  • Grants will not be considered for: salaries, benefits, conference fees, snacks or meals, field trips, PD, incentives or rewards, computer-related items and software not supported by SCSD Technology Dept.
  • Applications must be reviewed and approved by your principal before submitting, as well as any department they indicate.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Projects that do not align with the Stanwood-Camano School District’s strategic plan and SCAF’s mission will not be considered.
  • Project budgets must follow District purchasing guidelines. Money not spent by the grant recipient will be reserved by SCAF for future grants.
  • The materials or equipment acquired with a grant are intended to benefit the students of the SCSD. All physical items become property of the SCSD. Materials or equipment acquired with a grant may be shared by educators within the SCSD and may be transferred between buildings, subject to the approval of the Principals/Departments involved. 
  • Should the grant recipient change schools or positions after award but prior to implementation, SCAF will determine the disposition of funds through a meeting with the recipient and applicable school district staff.

Grant Timeline

  • Monday, April 1       Grant cycle opens
  • Monday, April 15     Applications due to Principal or Director for approval
  • Monday, April 22     Applications forwarded to District Office for approval
  • Wednesday, May 1  SCAF receives applications
  • Wednesday, June 5  Estimated announcement date

Grant Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be reviewed, evaluated, and scored by community volunteers. Most volunteers are not educators and will not be familiar with acronyms and/or curricular areas – keep vocabulary simple.

  • Innovative and educational nature – including student support
  • Realistic and achievable goals
  • Initial and ongoing benefit to students
  • Realistic Budget
  • Number of Students Impacted
  • Measurable Goals

Grant Application Questions

  • Contact information of applicant(s)
  • Name of school(s)
  • Title of project (A short title that clearly states what the grant is for. Please be descriptive and clear. (e.g., “Bunson Burners for Science Class”)
  • $ Amount requested
  • Project Proposal
    • Project Description: Describe your project, including how many students will benefit, how the project enhances their education, and why it is needed. If this project is an after-school activity, provide information on how you will select students to participate. 
    • Student Outcomes: List and describe specific student skills, abilities, or behaviors expected to result from this project.
    • Project Metrics: Describe how you will evaluate the success of the project and the measurement(s) or assessment(s) you will use.
    • Project Timeline: Include a brief timeline for this project and the anticipated completion date.
    • Funding Considerations: Is this a project that has had funding in the past? Have you tried to get it funded in other ways?
    • Sustainability: Will you or your school be able to reuse the materials you receive from this grant? Is this a project that once funded, can be repeated in years to come?
    • Project Budget: Include itemized costs for this project. If using outside resources, attach cost documentation (program brochure and cost, equipment price list, etc.) Be sure to include the name of businesses that will be contracted, as well as tax and shipping costs. Include expenses necessary for the project even if provided by other funding sources.

End-of Grant Report 

The grant recipient(s) must provide a brief anecdotal report at the end of the grant year.

  • Project Details: How many students/teacher/staff were served by this project?  When did the project take place? What were the specific activities of the project?
  • Did you encounter challenges with this project? What did you learn as a staff member?
  • Project Impact: Describe the impact on the problem the project was addressing. Include data (if applicable). Include quotes and stories from participants and photos if possible.

    Grant Process - DISTRICT Guidelines

     

    Grant Scoring Rubric

     

    Apply Now - INDIVIDUAL

     

    Apply Now - COLLABORATIVE

    Questions?
    Natalie Hagglund:
    360-629-6878
    director@s-caf.org