Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc.

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Q:How much may I request?

A:  EFGC suggests grants of less than $1000, but will review grants up to $2500.  Typical teacher mini-grants are $500. 

Q:  What things can be funded?

A:  Classroom Materials, Program Supplies, Computer Software and Hardware, Other Equipment (Not computers), Conferences, Admission Fees, Travel, Ipads, Kindles, and classroom electronics.

Q:  What things can not be funded?

A:  Post-Secondary Scholarships, Food, Entertainment, Interscholastic Athletics, Decorative Items, Awards and Incentives. 

Q: Who is eligible to apply for this grant?

A: Gulf County School District Teachers and other educators employed by Gulf District Schools may apply for this grant.  Individuals or groups of educators may submit proposals to improve learning for students at the classroom or school level.

Q: What are the priorities of the Teaching and Learning Grant Program?

A: The Foundation wishes to encourage innovative projects that impact teaching and learning. The proposal should be written so that the benefit to students is clear. PRIORITY is given for Literacy, STEM, and Low Performing Students. The EFGC sometimes receive grants dollars that have to be allocated for certain areas of focus...in these cases, grants matching that criteria will be given priority.


Q: Are there any important deadlines?

A: See the below dates applicable to the current school year.

Proposal and Funding Period Deadline: Usually around October 1st each year. Watch district emails for exact date each year.

Award Date: October of current year
Grant Funding Period: Current School year
Evaluation Report Due to Board: June 1st of each year **FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR EVALUATION FOR A GRANT WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM FUTURE FUNDING!

Q:  What is considered when awarding grants?

A:  1.  Is the need of the project clearly stated, relevant, and important?  Does it target Literacy, STEM, or Low-Performing Students? 

 2.  Are the project goals clear and measurable? (Based on measurable learning gains?)

 3.  Is the budget reasonable for the scope of the project?

 4.  Does the budget only include allowable expenses? IF you have questions,  please contact the EFGC Board of Directors prior to submitting your grant. 

 5.  Have you discussed your learning initiative or project with your principal and received approval?

Q: Who will judge the proposals?

A: Board members of the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc. will evaluate the grant application.  Applicants should keep in mind that readers are, for the most part, not education professionals.  Therefore, it is important to keep technical terms and acronyms to a minimum.  Judging will be blind.  The judges will not know who submitted the application.

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