Classroom Grants

2021-2022

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, 2021 through October 31, 2021 - 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 with a team or as an individual. 

  • JEF will fund UP TO $500 PER TEACHER.  These allotments can be combined and put toward a larger grant amount., but JEF will only be able to fund $500 per teacher.  

  • Teachers may only apply once - either individually or with a team.

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

  • Some exceptions for part-time teachers may be made on a case-by-case basis.

  • All funding will be awarded by Friday, November 19, 2021 – or earlier until funding is depleted. 

  • Items must follow district guidelines and standards.  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 to your Donors Choose project in Section 2 of the JEF Application/Google Form.  (This is how we’ll know which projects to fund,) and submit the JEF 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. (Section 3 of the JEF Application/Google Form.)

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