The CLPS Educational Foundation offers three types of grants:
Teacher grants are available for innovative proposals designed to positively and directly impact students. They must be related to instruction, aligned with district and building goals, and funds must not be available through other sources. Teachers may apply twice yearly, and the streamlined application requests a description of the creative idea, the goal in projected student outcomes, a cost analysis, and a measurement process to determine how use of the funds will enrich and enhance education.
Building Grants are available to support school improvement. Grants require matching funds and each building in the school district is eligible for one grant per year.
Student Grants were instituted in the spring of 2004 and are capped at $500 per student.
The three student grant categories are:
- Individual student or group grants to support academic competitions.
- Student-driven curricular improvement grants which include lab materials, resources, books, technology, etc. that students have requested to enhance classroom instruction.
- Two grants to support graduating seniors to obtain higher education in college or trade school. These grants are need-based, and students are recommended by seminar teachers, and selected by the high school staff.
All grants applications are done in writing, and the building administrator has information on applications and deadlines.