The Education Fund's Reimagining Music Innovator Grants provide funds to teachers to develop and implement new, instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn. Submitted proposals should be for innovative, unique projects that enliven and enrich the music curriculum, or add music to transform STEM projects into STEAM. Please note this grant is not intended to only fund the purchase of instruments, but to help teachers create innovative teaching strategies to enhance music education.
- Quick and easy reporting requirements
- Grant payments sent directly to teachers
- Recipients recognized in an Awards Publication and at an Awards Reception
- Open only to K-12 public school teachers in Miami-Dade County
Apply now (scroll all the way down) for the 2021-22 school year!
IMPORTANT: This application is for Music instruction and STEAM projects that incorporate music ONLY. (See overview for specifics.)
Please note: We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you compose the body of your grant application first in a document such as MS Word, before cutting and pasting it into the online application template. APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED while you are in the process of composing online, and applications have been lost in the past during this process and through technical-related interruptions, such as server disconnections.
2021-2022 Music Innovator Grant Application
Please also read through these procedures and considerations before starting your application:
- Approval is required from your school principal to ensure that appropriate administrative personnel are aware of your submission of the grant application.
- Project funds must be spent during the current school year.
- A final expense report will be required and periodic site visits may be conducted.
- The Education Fund reserves the right to publicize all grant programs.
- Applicant's name or school name should not appear in the text of the grant. Include name only in the general information section.
- Proposals will not be funded for expansion and/or maintenance of previous grants.
- The Education Fund reserves the right to fund programs that it considers appropriate for one school, but not for another.
- Each teacher may submit only one proposal; however, if a teacher is part of a team for one proposal, the teacher is not prohibited from submitting another proposal as part of a different team or on their own.
TIPS FOR WRITING A SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATION
From The Education Fund Grant Committee
- Write your grant separately, not on the application. Edit with other readers. Then enter the grant into the application. Once you begin entering, finish. You cannot go back and make changes.
- Write in sentences (except budget). Avoid education jargon. Do not include standards.
- Summary: Describe the specific problems the students in this project have. Briefly, describe your project and items you need to purchase. Then show how this project will help these students solve these learning problems, achieve specific goals, and be creative. NOTE: If this is not an in-class project, explain where and how these students will be present and able to participate and how the project is relevant to class work.
- Innovations: Describe how project is totally new, is a variation on similar ideas, or is adjusted to a new age group. Describe how project requires hands on learning and creativity by students.
- Project details: Describe overall project. Focus on one major example and go in to detail. Make it sound so interesting the judges will want to do it, too!
- Student activities: Use lots of “students will do …..” sentences. Show them solving problems and being creative.
- Timeline: Show how project fits into regular studies, but concentrate on this project.
- Evaluation: Base evaluation on this project, not the whole year. It can be a test, but can also be a demonstration, performance, composition, experiment, competition, or other creative evaluation.
- Budget: List in same order. Make list easy to read. Judges often look at budget first. If items you are requesting need other equipment, mention it is already available. If items can be used in future, say so.
To download examples of WINNING proposals: CLICK HERE.
We offer one-on-one consultations to help you craft a winning proposal! To schedule a call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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