Grants and Special Revenue
Serving as Grant Writer for the Bell County School District I have several duties including researching and writing grant proposals for funding. As a grant writer I locate appropriate funding, study what businesses or organizations provide, and their financial details. First and foremost, a grant writer must understand the grant application process. Program planning and grant planning are intimately linked. Ideally, grant planning should be only one phase in the whole program development, program implementation, and evaluation cycle. The best results in fund development will come when your grant and solicitation strategies are closely intertwined with your goals and program strategies. Build partners - not donors!
Elements of a Grant
1. Proposal Summary/Abstract-beginning of the proposal outlining the project
2. Introduction-requires a description of the applicant organization
3. Problem Statement-key element and should be clear and concise
4. Project Objective-clearly describe the goals of the project
5. Project Design -describes what will be accomplished with resources
6. Project Evaluation-evaluate progress toward goals e.g. Summative, Qualitative assessments 7. Sustainability-continuing or ongoing after funding-expected resources
8. Proposal Budget- specific details of how monies will be used
(For more infomation click http://www.seanet.com/~sylvie/grants.htm or http://www.bellcountyschools.bell.k12.ky.us/education/components/links)
If you should wish more information or need help in writing your proposal please contact me, Gina Johnson at 606-337-7051.
Responsible Educational Activities for Children's Health
The Bell County School District recently received the Carol M. White Physical Education Grant (PEP Grant). Monies will be used to implement a standards-based, research proven, integrated K-12 physical education curriculum that address the continuum of health and wellness skills and knowledge of our students. The program will be enhanced by providing staff development via training sessions conducted by experts in the integrated fitness, health, and motor skill curriculum. In addition we hope to incorporate into after school enrichment programs to increase physical activity time while teaching critical components of behavior to students and parent workshops will be used to increase their awareness of nutrition and healthy choices.
To provide students with the knowledge to apply, maintain, and sustain lifetime wellness.
This program will have a tremendous impact on the critical needs of the students and community. REACH! is our vehicle to provide a coordinated effort in the systemic improvement of children's health, leading them to an active lifestyle.
l Increase student physical activity.
l Provide staff development in fitness, assessment, health curriculum.
l Students will have opportunities to develop social, emotional and respect for differences.
PEP GRANT TIMELINE
Year Long (Year 1)