Each year the Interschool Council (ISC) Mini Grant Program provides grants to teachers in the Lower Merion School District who are piloting innovative approaches to enrich student learning. In 2016/17, the ISC Mini Grant Program received 52 applications and awarded over $13,000 funding 35 projects.
Every elementary, middle and high school in the district received at least one mini grant ranging from $75 to $1000, with a typical award averaging $420.
Each year funding is providing by the 10 Home and School Associations and the Committee for Special Education.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMETABLE
Week of January 29, 2018-Invitation to Apply
The ISC notifies all teachers via email about the opportunity to apply for an ISC Mini Grant.
Application, guidelines and past projects are posted on the ISC page of the LMSD website.
HSA presidents and ISC representatives are notified that the "Invitation to Apply" has been sent to all LMSD teachers.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Deadline to submit applications. THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED AS IN THE PAST. Teachers must submit applications on or before this date.
Submit applications to Cyndy Gutowski and Randi Berry, ISC Mini Grant Co-Chairs via email at ISCMiniGrants@gmail.com.
Download Grant Application 2018/19 as PDF
Download Grant Application 2018/19 as MS Word
Download GRANT Guidelines here.
April 2018-Application Review and Selection
A committee will evaluate the mini grant applications. The committee uses a blind review process-that is, when they read the proposal and make a recommendation for funding, the committee will not know which teachers or schools have submitted the applications.
May 2018-- Grant Awards are announced
All applicants will receive email notification as to the status of their application-Fully Funded; Partial Funding; Not Funded. The awardees may begin implementing their grants after they have received their letter and the LMSD Board of Directors has accepted the awards.
Sample of Projects Funded in 2017/18
View a list of 2017-18 funded projects here.