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You as teachers, administrators, and staff are doing the heavy lifting for our community. We've put our future in your hands. Literally. The least we can do is try and make that task a little bit easier. Here are a few ways we aim to do that. Fall Grant proposals are due Sept. 30 and Spring Grant Proposals are due April 30...see forms below and APPLY!

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Our dream is a day where your classroom not only has every supply, piece of technology, and team in place to make you the best possible educator you can be. Sure, there are a few steps between here and then, but we have to start somewhere, right? Our Fall & Spring Grant Proposal Program is our way of getting us all closer to that desired state. Pictured above is the Jefferson Elementary School's Lego Construction Grant in use.

 

Application Details

 
 
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Grant Proposal Cycle Calendar

 

Fall Project Cycle:
Applications Due Sept. 30th

  • Review Projects in October

  • Vote on Projects in November

  • Funding Available in December

Spring Project Cycle:
Applications Due April 30th

  • Review Projects in May

  • Vote on Projects in June

  • Funding Available in August

 
 

Grant Guidelines

SPEF encourages all Grant Proposal applicants to participate in one or more of the many yearly SPEF sponsored programs. 

SPEF Does Not Fund the Following:

*Staff positions

*Department, district, state or federal required/mandated curriculum needs

*Expenses that have previously been part of any budget - local, departmental, state, federal or other

*Projects in need of continual funding (i.e. licensing, yearly memberships, etc.)

*Operational or safety expenditures 

**      The Sheboygan Public Education Foundation (SPEF) supports grant proposal projects which enhance SASD students’ overall experience inside and outside of the classroom. 

**       There are two separate funding applications; one for technology requests, and another for non-technology requests.  Please use the appropriate application. Grant Writing TIP: Please limit your use of educational jargon and explain your need for funding as if you were speaking to the public. 

**       Only projects accepted by the Sheboygan Area School District/Board of Education are available to receive SPEF funding.  

**       Having other necessary funding sources in place will be positively viewed by our selection committee. 

**       Grant dollars will vary. Please prioritize project if there are several items/grade levels to it.

**       Grants are approved for the individual who wrote the grant proposal and not transferable to another staff member and/or school if grant applicant changes employment location. SPEF may ask grant applicants to answer additional questions about their proposal in person.

**       Applications are accepted twice per year… FALL Deadline: September 30th  &  SPRING Deadline: April 30th

Incomplete applications AND applications duplicated or “cut and pasted” will not be accepted.

**      If funding is approved by SPEF, all purchase orders must go through the secretary from your building and be facilitated through the SASD Business Office (Ms. Sarah Pitzen – 920-459-3523).  

Accepted grant applicants’ timeframe  to file a Purchase Order with SASD Business Office:

*Fall Grants -- *Jan. 15 To April 1 -------  *Spring Grants -- August 15 TO Nov.1  

(Any grant monies not claimed by the deadline will be rescinded.) 

**       All items requested through this application (over $250.00 total) must include a written price quote from the SASD Purchasing Department: Ms. Georgine Mueller (920-459-3524). Grant applicants should contact Ms. Mueller “directly” at least TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the grant deadlines. Applications WILL NOT be accepted without a detailed price quote from the SASD Purchasing Department. 

**     Submit the quote with the application. SPEF funds are only for the purchase of items listed on the application. All requested items must NOT have been already ordered or already purchased.  

**    The cost of installation of any equipment/technology must be included in the estimated cost of equipment requested.

**   Once funding is received from SPEF, you will be REQUIRED to provide documentation/acknowledgement (photos, student responses, posters, etc.) exhibiting the use of the item(s) provided. We want to see, hear, read what is being done with the item(s) purchased and how the students have been positively impacted. SPEF should be mentioned as a funding source in any press releases published regarding the project or written in school newsletters, etc. Failure to submit this documentation/acknowledgement will disqualify grant applicant from future grant proposals.

 

Projects We've Funded

South High Botany summer garden at RCS Sheboygan. Harvested crops are then given to South High Culinary students to create healthy snacks to sell to students.

South High Botany summer garden at RCS Sheboygan. Harvested crops are then given to South High Culinary students to create healthy snacks to sell to students.

Mid-Year School Supplies For Needy Students within the Sheboygan Area School District.

Mid-Year School Supplies For Needy Students within the Sheboygan Area School District.

Books for elementary school libraries and classroom libraries.

Books for elementary school libraries and classroom libraries.

Jefferson Elementary School Lego construction grant

Jefferson Elementary School Lego construction grant