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Teacher Grants are an Opportunity for Wayne County Teachers to Implement Great Ideas!

The mini-grants encourage teachers, media coordinators, and guidance counselors to originate and implement innovative projects by making funds available to them. The goal of the mini-grant program is to improve the quality of learning by supporting projects that show promise of benefiting students.

All applications are reviewed by a panel of the Wayne Education Network.  Each proposal is evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative and Educational Nature
  • Realistic Goals
  • Benefit to Students
  • Clarity
  • Reasonable Budget

Grants of up to $500.00 are awarded on a competitive basis.  Successful applicants receive funds for materials, equipment, and other items necessary to carry out the proposed project.   To date over $122,000 grants have been distributed to Wayne County educators.

The grants are available to all public and private schools, teachers, media coordinators, guidance counselors and teachers of home schooled children serving grades K-12.

Grants are made possible through the contributions of the Wayne County area businesses and other school patrons at the Annual Dancing Stars of Wayne County Fundraiser.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than Monday, October 17, 2016.

2016 Teacher Mini Grant Application

Mini Grant Evaluation Form

Grant Writing

Tips Think 3 Ps ”process, project, products! What process/processes do I want my students to use, follow, and apply in order to be successful with this project?

  • What products will they be able to design using the 3 Ps?
  • Pick an activity or project that is doable.
  • Ask for equipment only when an activity requires it.
  • Be specific in how equipment will be used.
  • Write convincingly.
  • Sell your idea!
  • Consider teaming with other teachers on your grade level in order to expose/include more students.

Remember:  grant money provides an opportunity for you to engage your students in a project you would otherwise be unable to teach. Finally, grants provide a vertical experience to the curriculum. Students get to dig a little deeper.

For more information contact:

Janet Brock
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1107
919-734-2241
janetb@waynecountychamber.com