GREAT IDEA GRANTS
The Edmond Public Schools Foundation’s mission is to connect the community and its resources with the Edmond Public Schools teacher, student and school needs in pursuit of the highest level of academic excellence. The Great Ideas Grant program is a crucial component of fulfilling our mission—to support teachers in the classroom with funds to implement Great Ideas that fall outside of the EPS budget. 

HOW TO APPLY
Once the online application is started, you cannot save or back out of completing it. You have to complete it in one setting. The most efficient and effective way to prepare is to download THIS WORD DOCUMENT FILE to complete your questions in a word document and then copy and paste into the proper places on the form. Also, by downloading this form, you can review the application in its' entirety.

EPSF’s Great Ideas Grant full application explanation and policies can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE,  or you can call the EPS Foundation office at (405) 340-2819 with any questions.

TIMELINE
The Great Ideas Grant application will open at 7 AM on Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 and remain open until 5 PM on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. During this time, teachers may submit their applications online. The EPSF Board of Directors, in conjunction with site principals and an educator panel, will determine the scoring and funding for grants in late spring 2019. Our goal is to deliver grant funding to each school in August 2019 to kick off the next school year.

TECHNOLOGY & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EPSF will continue to include Professional Development in in the scope of the Great Ideas Grant program for an additional year. However, just a reminder that due to the current implementation of EPS’s digital conversion, EPSF will no longer accept grant applications for certain technology (Chromebooks, iPads, apple TV, and computers). Other technology equipment such as lab equipment, calculators, and classroom technology still qualify for funding requests.

WHO CAN APPLY?
Edmond Public Schools teachers and administrators may apply for individual grants up to $1,000 and teams of 2 or more teachers can apply for a grant up to $5,000. Teachers may submit a Great Idea Grant for any projects or supplies that facilitate active student learning and participation in the classroom.

-Supplies and teaching tools for a robotics program is a great idea
-Science activity tubs are a great idea
-Traveling labs for use by multiple classrooms is a great idea
-If your grant proposal has a high likelihood of impacting student learning with measureable outcomes, it’s a great idea!
The Edmond Public Schools Foundation wants to support teachers in Edmond Public Schools through GREAT IDEA GRANTS! We know our teachers are creative and resourceful and the Foundation wants to do all we can to help!

To download a complete copy of the 2018-19 policies as well as information on what will be included in the grant application CLICK HERE