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
Funding for Classroom Grants will begin August 1, 2023 and will run through October 15, 2023 - OR UNTIL FUNDING IS DEPLETED.
In order to qualify for funding from JEF, teachers MUST fill out the JEF application. This is how we know which grants to fund.
In addition, we encourage ALL teachers to place their Classroom Grant project on DonorsChoose for the greatest chance of funding.
While there is no guarantee a grant will be funded, applying early will increase the odds.
Teachers may qualify for only ONE JEF Grant either with a team or as an individual.
JEF will fund UP TO $500 PER TEACHER. Per teacher amounts may be combined within a team or department and put toward a larger grant request. IE: 3 teachers may combine and apply for a grant of up to $1,500. Please limit all grant requests to $500 per teacher, total.
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 October 15, 2023 – or earlier as funding is depleted.
Items must follow district guidelines and standards. The following categories are not eligible for funding: Salaries, honorariums, professional development, stipends, & educator travel.
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.
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 Jordan 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.
Initial preference is given to DonorsChoose projects because DonorsChoose provides time-sensitive matching offers which enable JEF to fund more grants. DonorsChoose projects typically get funded sooner as well.
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.)