Grants

Due to the Corona Virus health crisis, Mini-Grants have been put on hold. When schools reopen we will assess the feasibility of implementing the program.

 

Apply for a Teacher Mini-Grant

The Education Foundation knows how dedicated Mansfield ISD's teachers are!  We understand that many times in order to do a special project, especially in the spring when classroom supplies are getting low, teachers pull money out of their own pockets, with no expectation of being reimbursed. This is why the Mini-Grant program was created - to offer alternative funding for a specific project or activity for your students in the spring semester.

 

Mini-Grant Application Process

  1. Download the Mini-Grant Application attached to this email on your computer or device.
  2. Fill it out in Word and save it in the name of your Mini-Grant.
  3. Have your principal give you the thumbs up.
  4. Email it back to the Education Foundation at foundation@misdmail.org, and put the name of your grant in the subject line.

 

Mini-Grant Timeline:  Spring 2020

Applications Open            Friday, March 6, 2020                   
Applications Deadline      Friday, March 20, 2020
Mini-Grants are LIVE       Tuesday, March 24 – Tuesday, April 7
Checks delivered             Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9

 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

What is the maximum a teacher can receive from a mini-grant?

Teachers have the ability to receive up to $250 through a mini-grant.

 

Who funds my mini-grant?

Mini-Grants are offered at the beginning of the second semester and funded online by parents, friends, family, individuals, colleagues, organizations and the Education Foundation. 

 

Can I publicize my mini-grant?

Don’t be shy! When the Mini-Grants go live in the second semester, share the link! This is the perfect opportunity for you to post your class project on social media ask for support.

 

Can I ask parents of my students to donate to my mini-grant?

Absolutely!  We encourage you to email them and/or post information in your newsletter. Be sure to add the link when the mini-grant funding opens! You will be surprised at how quickly the total adds up when parents of your classroom give $5, $10, or $20 towards your class project or activity.

 

Will all mini-grants be funded 100%?

Not necessarily. When mini-grants close and are no longer open to receive donations from the public, the Education Foundation will allocate resources to mini-grants. Priority will be given to mini-grants that are partially funded, showing efforts have been made by the teacher to promote his/her grant.

 

More questions? 

Call the Education Foundation office at (817) 299-6355.

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