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The Insider's Guide to Winning Education Grants

  • ID: 2330889
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Find, apply for, and win grant dollars

A proven, step–by–step process

Worksheets, templates, and real–world examples

The Insider′s Guide to Winning Education Grants

From the nonprofit organization UNITE comes an easy–to–use guide to creating and winning education grants. Pawlicki and James, experts in educational grant writing and teachers of a popular course on the topic among teachers throughout the Midwest, offer a proven, step–by–step method for researching, writing, and applying for grants. This must–have resource is filled with real–world examples of successful grant proposals and outlines the basics of grant writing, including insider information on the most reliable sources for securing education funding.

The Insider′s Guide to Winning Education Grants is based on UNITE′s celebrated "Grant Writing Teacher" Professional Development series. Written to be a practical tool, the book includes advice from grant–winning teachers and a wealth of worksheets and proposal templates (many of which are downloadable from the publisher′s web site) to help instill confidence about navigating this often daunting process.

Praise for The Insider′s Guide to Winning Education Grants

"This book is a valuable step–by–step funding resource guide for all teachers. With years of valuable experience, the authors provide concrete ideas and practical advice that will quickly benefit everyone looking for additional financial support for classroom projects and school programs." Dr. John Kosirog, superintendent, Union Ridge School District 86, Harwood Heights, IL

"In a time when teachers are being asked to do more with less, Pawlicki and James have put together this DIY guide for successful grant writing. With its practical tips, high quality examples, and guided practice, teachers and administrators alike will certainly find themselves going back to dog–eared pages again and again as they plan, write, implement, and win funding for innovative programs." Sara Haas, assistant principal, Chicago Public Schools

"Packed with examples and step–by–step directions for grant writing, this book is a must–have for teachers and administrators wanting to secure additional funding for their classrooms and schools." Dr. Nicole P. Rummel, director of Instruction, El Paso–Gridley, IL CUSD 11 Schools

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Acknowledgments ix

The Authors xi

About UNITE xiii

Foreword xv

Gregory Michie

Introduction xvii

First Period: Grants 101 1

Second Period: Composition 19

Third Period: Creative Writing 37

Fourth Period: Economics 67

Fifth Period: Personal Finance 93

Sixth Period: Statistics 107

Seventh Period: Communication 127

Appendix A: Templates and Worksheets 139

Project or Program Planning Template 139

Proficient Example: Needs Statement 141

Example of a Likert Survey Template 143

Practice Worksheet: Word Count I 144

Practice Worksheet: Word Count II 146

Practice Worksheet: Needs Statement 148

Practice Worksheet: Budget Categories: Fourth Period 149

Practice Worksheet: Ledger Activity: Fifth Period 151

Answer Worksheet: Word Counts I and II 153

Answer Worksheet: Needs Statement 155

Answer Worksheet: Budget Categories: Fourth Period 157

Answer Worksheet: Ledger Activity: Fifth Period 159

Appendix B: Resources 161

Comprehensive Chapter Review Guide 161

Exit Ticket Answers 165

Fifty Classroom and School Grants 167

Flowchart: The Grant–Writing Process 170

Grant–Reviewing Committee: Proposal Evaluation Rubric 171

Request for Proposal: Health Awareness Evaluation Rubric 171

Complete Proposal: Instructional Unit 173

Example of a Classroom Instructional Unit Grant 182

Example of a Teacher Travel Grant 186

Example of a Final Report of a Grant–Supported Program 194

Index 197

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Dakota Pawlicki
Chase James
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