Find, apply for, and win grant dollars for the classroom This accessible guide offers a proven, step-by-step process for researching, writing, applying for, and winning education grants. The book educates readers on the basics of grant writing, including what sources are the most reliable for securing education funding. It also serves as a practice tool, with worksheets, proposal templates, real-world examples, and advice from grant-winning teachers to help instill confidence about navigating this somewhat daunting process. * Offers a proven formula for winning education grants in clear, step-by-step instructions * Includes a wealth of handy tools, worksheets, templates, and teacher-tested advice * Outlines the four main components of money-generating education grants * Based on UNITE's celebrated "Grant Writing Teacher" Professional Development series The book's step-by-step process is filled with illustrative examples of successful grant proposals.
Dakota Pawlicki is founder and board president of UNITE (Urban Needs in Teacher Education). The co-author of a multimillion-dollar federal Teacher Quality Partnership grant received in 2009, he works in urban teacher preparation for Illinois State University. Chase James, executive director of UNITE and history department chair at Collins Academy High School in Chicago, has experience writing and editing grant proposals ranging from small classroom projects to multimillion-dollar programsfor schools and nonprofits.
Acknowledgments ix The Authors xi About UNITE xiii Foreword xv Gregory Michie Introduction xvii First Period: Grants 101 1 Second Period: Composition 19 Third Period: Creative Writing 37 Fourth Period: Economics 67 Fifth Period: Personal Finance 93 Sixth Period: Statistics 107 Seventh Period: Communication 127 Appendix A: Templates and Worksheets 139 Project or Program Planning Template 139 Proficient Example: Needs Statement 141 Example of a Likert Survey Template 143 Practice Worksheet: Word Count I 144 Practice Worksheet: Word Count II 146 Practice Worksheet: Needs Statement 148 Practice Worksheet: Budget Categories: Fourth Period 149 Practice Worksheet: Ledger Activity: Fifth Period 151 Answer Worksheet: Word Counts I and II 153 Answer Worksheet: Needs Statement 155 Answer Worksheet: Budget Categories: Fourth Period 157 Answer Worksheet: Ledger Activity: Fifth Period 159 Appendix B: Resources 161 Comprehensive Chapter Review Guide 161 Exit Ticket Answers 165 Fifty Classroom and School Grants 167 Flowchart: The Grant-Writing Process 170 Grant-Reviewing Committee: Proposal Evaluation Rubric 171 Request for Proposal: Health Awareness Evaluation Rubric 171 Complete Proposal: Instructional Unit 173 Example of a Classroom Instructional Unit Grant 182 Example of a Teacher Travel Grant 186 Example of a Final Report of a Grant-Supported Program 194 Index 197