Grant Criteria

PRIMARY GRANT CRITERIA

The Grant Committee, comprised of educators, administrators, business professionals, active community leaders and dedicated volunteers, will consider in their discretion the following criteria when reviewing each proposal:

INNOVATION
  • Change, expansion, adaptation, enhancement, improvement, challenge, risk, “out-of-box” thinking, a new technique for learning…
  • Does the grant proposal seek to achieve creative and unconventional pathways to learning that add depth to the curriculum and motivate students?
  • Does the grant proposal address the varied educational needs of the community by exploring and developing new programs, choices and models for teaching and learning?
BROAD IMPACT
  • Significant number of students, teachers, parents, administrators, community members… over an extended time… across schools, grades, departments, disciplines, community groups…
  • How many students will benefit from participating in the program or be directly impacted by the project?
  • Does the project have the potential of being replicated and impacting a larger number of students?
  • Has collaboration—working together, joint effort—between schools and community groups been considered?
EDUCATIONAL MERIT
  • To what extent does the grant proposal enrich the curriculum?
  • Does the proposal support the goals and curriculum objectives, and the educational values of the Avon Public Schools or other educational objectives in the Town of Avon?
SUSTAINABILITY
  • Will the program be able to sustain itself or be replicated after initial funding?

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