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  1. grant writing for technology marilyn cobb

  2. This presentation is available on our wiki at http://mac1.atlisd.net/groups/ahsvision2020/wiki/7bbf7/Technology_Mini_Conference_Resources.html

  3. Current and past technology grants • Connections • Federal Funding - Title II-D, Technology $894,000 • Vision 2020, Cycle 2 • Federal Funding - Title II-D, Technology $500,000 • Vision 2020, Cycle 1 • Federal Funding - Title II-D, Technology $500,000 • Title I, ARRA • Federal Funding – Stimulus $500,000 • R-Tech • State Funding $190,000

  4. Other grants • 21st Century Community Learning Centers • Cycle 7 $3,800,000 • Cycle 4 $2,600,000 • Texas Early Education Model $240,000 • USAC Schools and Libraries “E-Rate” $740,000 • Private foundation and other grants • American Academy of Dermatology • Cabe Foundation • EZ Mart • Atlanta Education Foundation • TASB Risk Management

  5. Locating available grants • TEA http://burleson.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx • USDE http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html Advance notice at www.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html • eSchool News Grants & Funding Alerts www.eschoolnews.com/funding • Internet • Sign up for email notifications

  6. Grants are seed money • Not for ongoing teacher salaries or overhead • Projects that meet an identified need • Usually related to students and academic achievement • Know the difference between “need” and “want”

  7. Planning • Study the RFP • Gather data • Check district policies • Obtain input • Principals • Teachers • Parents • Students • Community members

  8. Identify your needs • Gather specific data • TAKS or STAAR testing results • PEIMS demographic reports • STAR Charts • Technology Plan • CIP and DIP

  9. Assemble a team • Technology director • Director of instruction/curriculum • Business manager or budget officer • PEIMS coordinator (district level) • Principal • Superintendent • Board of trustees • Community

  10. Research your project • Internet Google is your BFF….. • Books • Magazines • Print and save • Cite sources Help with citations at Son of Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?start=&reqstyleid=1&mode=form&reqsrcid=MLABook&more=&nameCnt=1

  11. Good writing is not an accident • Clear and succinct • Proposal should make sense • Proofread and edited by someone else • No grammatical or typo errors • Use jargon and acronyms appropriately and sparingly

  12. Follow the rules • Check eligibility • Match proposal to published guidelines • Read the directions • Don’t try to write your own rules

  13. Objectives and goals • Specific • Measurable • Achievable • Sustainable

  14. Budget • Narrative must match budget • Reflect all project activities • No unexplained costs • Use accurate technology costs • Get actual quotes • Do not inflate • Never guess

  15. Time is precious • Develop project idea • Research • Involve stakeholders • Write proposal • Review and submit • “Last minute” is easy to spot

  16. Passion • Believe in your proposal • Write with enthusiasm • Use positive words like • “our students will achieve” • “we will” • “this grant will allow us to…”

  17. Enhancing your success • Study scoring rubric • Volunteer to review other grants • Ask for copies funded federal and state proposals are public record • Find successful proposals on Internet • Contact successful grantees • Ask for your reviewers’ comments • Learn from rejection

  18. What I’m watching… • http://www.ed.gov/race-top/district-competition • http://www.seco.cpa.state.tx.us/ • http://www.txdot.gov/safety/safe_routes/resources.htm

  19. Contact information Marilyn Cobb, CPA, RTSBA Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations Atlanta ISD 106 West Main Street Atlanta, Texas 75551 Office 903-796-4194 extension 1009 Email mcobb@atlisd.net

  20. This presentation is available on our wiki at http://mac1.atlisd.net/groups/ahsvision2020/wiki/7bbf7/Technology_Mini_Conference_Resources.html