Faculty and staff may submit proposals for $50 to $5,000 to fund projects that boost student achievement and support social/emotional wellness. Projects may impact all grade levels and all subject areas. Online applications are available all year.
Each applicant is required to discuss this application with your Principal prior to completing it to ensure funding is not available from an alternative resource (i.e. Rio funds, tax credit monies, booster clubs, etc.) and that your project is following district policy and guidelines. You must have your Principal's approval prior to submitting your application.
Please let us know in your description if you have requested this item through district funding in the past and been declined and/or if a change in curriculum warrants new supplies after the budget was already approved. Please do not submit requests for capital items such as furniture, fixtures, and equipment the district should be providing.
When Are The Grant Applications Due And When Are Awards Given?
The Foundation meets the second Thursday of each month, and after the Grant Application has been reviewed it will be voted on by the Board of Directors. Applicants will receive notification of approval or a request for clarification.
How Are Grant Applications Reviewed?
Grant applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of the TUHSD Education Foundation. The review process will follow a standard protocol determined by the Foundation. No quotas will be set by school, grade or subject matter and each application will be evaluated individually and on its own merits, subject to the grant application format and grant review criteria below.
On What Criteria Will Grants Be Awarded?
Priority will be given to projects that:
What May Grant Funds Be Used For?
Grant funds may be used for the following:
Grant Funds May NOT Be Used For:
We recommend you create a Word document with your text and copy and paste the text into each of the sections of the application beginning with the Project Description.
(We recommend you create a Word document and copy and paste the text into each of the text boxes below.)
List specific details on how the TUHSEF grant money will be spent. Include the estimated cost of each item.
Categories may include but are not limited to Salary, Materials and Supplies, Travel Expense, Printing, Postage, Awards, Meeting Expenses, Books, Audio-visual materials, equipment approved by the District, professional development, Consultant/Speaker, Incentives, or other categories you deem important to the success of your project.
List other sources of income and the amount(s) you are receiving to fund your project (if applicable).
(You will be required to submit a final report within 30 to 60 days of your project completion. Your one-page report will include a summary of the project, the positive effects, and any difficulties encountered. Include a summary of your expenses along with receipts. Accompanying photographs are requested to be displayed on the TUHSEF website.)