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Application Process

To Apply Follow These Steps:

To apply to the FEDCO Classroom Enrichment Fund, you must complete and submit the online application.  Submitting your application online is easy; make sure to fill out every field on the application page, then hit "submit." Keep in mind that you must indicate your school administrator's authorization by checking the appropriate box of the online application. Principals will be asked to sign the final grant agreement letter. Applications that are incomplete or late will not be accepted.  APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL OCTOBER 15, 2017.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY - We do not accept applications by e-mail, fax, or mail.

Submission Tips: Teachers should apply early, as grants will be made until funds are expended, and field trips often require planning and reservations far in advance. Priority will be given to field trips occuring January 2 through April 30, 2018.

Each teacher can receive up to $500.  Multiple teachers at one school may collaborate and submit a joint application to request up to $2,000. Joint applications should be from a team of teachers instructing a similar grade level or subject area at the same school. If you are submitting a joint application, only one teacher may submit an application.

Applicants are required to answer the following questions when submitting the application:

  1. Project Description
    Responding to the questions below, clearly describe your classroom project.
    a) Why are you choosing to do this project? What specific student needs will the project address?
    b) Who and how many students will participate? (Include grade level and other demographic information.)
    c) When and where will your project take place? (Include a timeline.)
    d) What activities or materials will the project include?
  2. Learning Objectives
    Identify the classroom learning objectives and curriculum standards (e.g. 5th grade:1a […]) that this project will address. Explain how this project will connect to or support these objectives and improve the education of your students.
  3. Assessment/Evaluation
    How will you assess the impact of the project related to your teaching and learning objectives? Describe how you will determine how your students’ knowledge/abilities addressed by the project will increase. Include a sample rubric and/or pre- and post-assessments.
  4. Additional Information
    Include any other relevant information about your project that you would like to share. For example, is this a new project or continuation of an existing project? If you are collaborating with other teachers, what is the nature of the collaboration? Will you share your project with other teachers or classrooms?
  5. Budget
    What materials will the project require and at what cost? Please show item by item how the requested amount will be spent. If the project cost exceeds the request, please tell us how you will fund the remaining portion.
  6. Administrator Support (signed by the principal or administrator)
    Authorization from the school administrator is required in order to show he/she has read, understands, and fully supports the grant application should it receive funding. When submitting the online application, indicate the administrator’s authorization by checking the appropriate box. Principals will also be asked to sign the final grant agreement.

    Administrator’s Approval: I have read and understand the attached grant application for the FEDCO Classroom Enrichment Fund. The proposed grant complies with school goals and regulations, and I fully support this project should it receive funding. I acknowledge that no funds from FEDCO Classroom Enhancement Fund Grants may be used for institutional overhead costs.

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