SPIE Grants: Supporting Partnership in Innovative Education

SPIE grants provide resources for teachers to implement innovative programs and projects that might not otherwise be available. Grants range from just a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $8,000 and can support any program or project that is directly related to academics. Recipients of SPIE grants are celebrated at the Foundation’s Annual Community Breakfast in April. At this event, community members learn even more about programs and provide financial support needed to ignite future opportunities.

See some of the SPIE grant projects in action and learn how they’ve made an impact on PSD students. You can also view a complete list of ignited projects made possible through the Foundation.

PLEASE NOTE:  Request for Supporting Media Content

If you are awarded a SPIE grant, please collect and retain photographs, video or other media content for use during the PSD Foundation’s Annual Breakfast.  These images will help tell the story of your project and its success. All media content will be due with the Final Report.

Due:  Before 5pmThursday, December 21, 2017

Grant recipients will be required to create a display highlighting their project. A template will be provided to all recipients.

[This due date supersedes any other published date]

Apply For a SPIE Grant Below

PLEASE NOTE this application will take 20-30 minutes to complete and cannot be saved in progress.

  • (Examples: “First Grade” or “Early Childhood Program”)
  • (Must not exceed $8,000)
  • Specify the number and type of students who will be impacted by this proposal.
    Your principal and/or department director/coordinator must approve this project. Failure to obtain approval may result in forfeit of any grant monies.
  • (Maximum 1 Year)
  • A. Project Description:

  • Describe the need you intend to address for students, school, and/or district (Limit: 250 Words)
  • What are you trying to achieve? (Limit: 250 Words)
  • Describe your plan (Limit: 250 Words)
  • How will you be creative and innovative? (Limit: 250 Words)
  • B. Evaluation Procedures

  • Relate the evaluation to your objectives. Indicate how you will know what difference this project has made to your students, school, and/or district. Any survey used must produce data which can be applied to the evaluation of the specific grant objectives. (Limit: 200 words)
  • C. Potential for Broader Benefit

    Repeatable, Expandable, Sustainable
  • Explain how would you share best practices? Describe how this project could be implemented district wide and/or repeated in future years.
  • D. Provide an Itemized Budget

    List specific items to be paid for by this grant (Example: Item ABC @ $14 per item for 24 students = $336). Items listed should total the amount requested.

    Budget items should be reasonable and related to objectives. Your budget should be appropriate to the number and type of students you will be targeting.

    Requests for salaries/stipends or transportation will not be considered.
  • ItemPrice Per ItemNumber of Items NeededTotal Cost 
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  • E. Letters of Support

    Submit two (2) brief letters of support, from outside your school, which speak to the potential for the success and/or impact of your proposed project. Letters may come from others in the District or the general community.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, doc.