Grants Introduction

If there is ever a doubt that the grants awarded by the APEF serve a real purpose, those doubts can be buried under the avalanche of jubilation on grant awards day. Teachers have literally jumped for joy upon discovering a grant has been awarded, and that joy spreads quickly to the students who directly benefit.Learn more about how you can donate, our grant application and selection process and history of grants and more by following the links below.

Grants Process Overview

If there is ever a doubt that the grants awarded by the APEF serve a real purpose, those doubts can be buried under the avalanche of jubilation on grant awards day. Teachers have literally jumped for joy upon discovering a grant has been awarded, and that joy spreads quickly to the students who directly benefit.The money you give to the foundation is used to award teaching grants that encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to teaching - approaches that would not otherwise be possible, given the limits of the school district’s tax-based budget.

Persons Eligible to Apply for Grants

Individuals or teams of individuals employed by Athens ISD who are involved in student instruction or related support services benefiting students.

Eligible Proposals

Projects began in the spring of 2011. APEF grant recipients must have completed their final report of any previous grants before being considered for another grant.

Award of Funds

Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded to individual teacher programs or projects. Grants of up to $3000 will be awarded to campus teams, departments and district initiated programs or projects. The number of awards will depend on the funds available from APEF.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on how well the proposal supports the AISD goals and is the proposal specifically designed to address and area of need.Proposals will be evaluated on how student academic performance emphasized. Proposals will be evaluated on effective evaluation procedures incorporated in the project.

  • Proposals will be evaluated by how creative and innovative the approach is to the accomplishments of the objectives.

  • Proposals will be evaluated on how clearly and logical it is presented, including the specificity of how success will be defined, instructional procedures, budget and timeline.

  • Funds are not typically available for recurring programs or projects.

  • It is imperative that the grant application be solely the work of the grant applicant(s).

Selection Process
  1. Applications will be sent out in an e-mail from the District Support Center.

  2. Applications must be reviewed and signed by the Principal.Signed applications are due postmarked no later than October 20th.

  3. APEF is not responsible for lost applications.Applications will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee. This committee consists of APEF Board members, District personnel and community members as determined by the Foundation.

  4. The applications will be reviewed objectively. No identifiable information about the applicants will be given to the committee until evaluation is completed.

  5. For each grant application submitted, the committee may make one of the following recommendations: (a) approval; (b) approval with conditions and/or modifications; (c) disapproval with suggestions for resubmission; (d) disapproval.

  6. Applicants will be notified in December.

Responsibilities of Grant Recipients
  • Use the awards for the purposes intended

  • Complete and submit the final report

  • Document activities (i.e., digital photography or videos) for future use by the Foundation

  • Agree to share successful procedures with other staff

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