Eligibility and Requirements:
Teachers may apply individually for grants of up to $500, or collaborate with other teachers in their school and submit a joint application from a team of up to four teachers. Schools are eligible for a maximum of four individual grants per year, or $2,000 total, whichever limit is reached first. Please note the following requirements:
There is a total of $40,000 in available funds for the 2012-2013 grant cycle.
The following criteria will be used to select grantees:
Use of Grant Funds:
Proposed projects may involve museum or field trips, environmental or science projects, artistic, or cultural experiences, civics or community service projects, and the creation of a final student product that promotes student learning.
Grant funds may be used for transportation, pre- or post-field trip materials, or other expenses specific to the proposed project.
Grant funds may not be used for: computer hardware, salaries, video cameras, sectarian purposes, substitutes, field trips to amusement parks, or for substituting existing funds that are available to support similar services or third party payments.
Grant funds may not be used for institutional overhead costs.
Grant funds must be expended by May 15, 2012.
What follows are examples of projects, which would be eligible for FEDCO classroom enrichment grants:
Review Process and Reporting Requirements:
A committee at Cal Poly Pomona will review all applications. Decisions will be announced by December 7, 2012, with checks being disbursed in mid-December. If you need additional information not provided by our website, please call the CEMaST office at 909-869-4063, or e-mail email@example.com.
Funds must be expended by May 15, 2013 and final progress reports will be required for all grants by May 30, 2013. A two-page narrative report, including a summary of the students' accomplishments, and an expense report is required. Please e-mail reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enclosing no more than three photos or samples of student work documenting the project is highly encouraged.
All public announcements, news features, publications or information concerning the grant program will indicate the FEDCO Charitable Foundation’s participation in the program funding. Please submit a copy of any published accounts mentioning the project or the foundation along with your final report.
There are three different ways to apply to the FEDCO Classroom Enrichment Fund. Choose only one method below to submit your application. Applications that are incomplete, late, or in excess of four pages will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2012.
1. Apply online- ONLINE APPLICATION is no longer available. Submitting your application online is easy; make sure to fill out every field on the application page, then hit "submit." Keep in mind that you must indicate your school administrator's authorization by checking the appropriate box of the online application. Principals will be asked to sign the final grant agreement letter.
2. Submit your application by e-mail to email@example.com. Download a copy of the application in Word or PDF. Complete the application on your computer and submit the application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the words “FEDCO Classroom Enrichment Fund” in the subject line.
Download the application in Word. Instructions: Click once on the link to see the application in a new browser window. Select all (ctrl A), copy (ctrl C), and paste (ctrl V) into a brand-new Word document and save it on your computer. Alternately, right-click your mouse on the link above, and select "Save Target As" in the menu that appears and then save the application on your hard drive. Either way, to preserve the form's integrity, you will be able to type only in the designated places on this form.
Download a PDF of the application. Instructions: Click once on the link to see the application in a new browser window. If you cannot see the application, you probably need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free. If you have Acrobat Writer (which is not free), you will be able to type in this document. This page can also be printed using the Adobe tool bar, which appears below the tool bar in your browser window. Complete the form with a typewriter, or recreate it in a word-processing program on your computer.
3. Submit your application by fax or mail. Please fax to 909-869-4616, or mail to the address below. Type or print the application cover sheet provided and complete responses to the questions, addressing all six questions within the four-page limit. Alternatively, you may download an electronic copy of the application from our Web site, complete and print it, and submit a printed copy. Be sure to include a signature by the school administrator. Mail applications to:
FEDCO Classroom Enrichment Fund
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue, 4-2-515
Pomona, CA 91768
Submission Tips: Teachers should apply early, as grants will be made until funds are expended, and field trips often require planning and reservations far in advance. Priority will be given to field trips occuring January 1 through May 15, 2013.Applications must include (all of the below are part of the online application):
What NOT to do when submitting your application.
If you need a hard copy of the guidelines and application mailed to you, please let us know by e-mail.
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