Classroom Grants

2020-2021

CLASSROOM GRANTS

Classroom Grants are used to fund a teacher’s innovative and creative classroom projects that enrich standard

curriculum and directly enhance learning opportunities for students in Jordan School District.

 

Program requirements & guidelines

Applications

Applications will be accepted August 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020 - OR UNTIL FUNDING IS DEPLETED.

Apply early for the best chance of funding. However, there is no guarantee a grant will be funded.

Teachers may qualify for only ONE JEF Grant either as a team or an individual. 

Licensed, full-time teachers in Jordan District (Utah), including art, P.E. and music, may apply.

All funding will be awarded by Friday, November 20, 2020 – or earlier until funding is depleted. 

THE ALLOTTED AMOUNTS PER TEACHER HAVE CHANGED THIS YEAR.  JEF will fund UP TO $250 PER TEACHER.  These allotments can be combined and put toward a larger grant amount.  For example, four teachers can combine and apply for a $1,000 Grant.  OR, four teachers can combine and apply for a grant on DonorsChoose WITH A MATCHING OFFER and receive up to $2,000 in materials.  In any scenario, JEF will only be able to fund $250 per teacher.  Teachers may only apply once - either individually or with a team.

The following categories are not eligible for funding: Salaries, professional development, honorariums, stipends, & educator travel.

​Materials

If a project is funded through DonorsChoose, DonorsChoose will ship all awarded materials (materials, supplies, equipment, technology, etc) directly to your school.  If a project is not funded through DonorsChoose, the teacher, or team of teachers will be responsible to order materials through your school's secretary using Jordan District purchasing and accounting procedures. 

 

Ownership Policy

REGARDLESS OF DONORSCHOOSE'S POLICY ON OWNERSHIP, ALL AWARDED MATERIALS ARE SUBJECT TO JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY AND BELONG TO JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT - NOT THE AWARDED TEACHER OR TEAM.  

Although, materials typically stay within the awarded school, in the event a teacher, who has received Classroom Grant materials, moves to another school within the school district, that teacher may take the grant materials to the new school within the district. However,  the awarded school's Principal may make the final determination. Items awarded to a team of teachers stay within that department or grade level team at the school even if one teacher moves from the school.

 
Step-by-Step Application Process

Step 1: Go to donorschoose.org. Create a DonorsChoose account and project.

Step 2: Open the JEF Application (Google Form) link HERE, insert the link your Donors Choose project in Section 2 of the JEF Google Form.  (This is how we’ll know which projects to fund,) and submit application.  

Caveat: Initial preference is given to DonorsChoose projects because DonorsChoose provides matching offers which enables JEF to fund more grants.

However, we understand that some projects do not meet DonorsChoose requirements.  We want to fund your grant application!  If your project does not meet DonorsChoose requirements or is for materials/licenses that are not covered by DonorsChoose, please complete the “APPLICATIONS NOT APPLICABLE TO DONORSCHOOSE.” (Section 3 of the JEF Google Form.)

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