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Learning Enhancement Grant

Overview and Instructions

The Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation – Grant Program Funding awards amounts up to $1,000 to benefit students in one or more areas of academic enrichment. Before an application is submitted, read the evaluation form describing the measured outcomes and feedback.

Applications will not be considered for grant proposals previously funded unless the grant recipient submitted the evaluation form. Applications must be completely filled out and signed by the applicant and the school principal. It is recommended that you seek preliminary principal approval prior to completing the application.

Non-fundable items include:

  • Monies spent prior to grant approval
  • Salary, release time or other wage negotiated funding
  • Food, beverages, snacks, etc.
  • Political or quasi-political campaigns

Things to Remember

Things That May Help Your Grant Get Funded:

  • The inclusion of active student involvement — more than just being an audience.
  • The ability of the project to become applicable school- or district-wide.
  • The ability of the project to be funded from multiple sources.
  • The ability of the project to become self-sustaining.
  • Accurate completion of the grant proposal, including all supporting documents.
  • Likelihood of the project to impact a large cross-section of students and create a lasting impact.
  • A clearly written budget, including other sources of funding to help carry out the project.
  • Applications may be submitted by an educator, administrator, staff or student.
  • All applications must be reviewed and signed by the school principal, or his or her designee.
  • The responsibility of the requestor does not end when the grant is approved and funding is distributed. Date driven follow-up reporting is required.
  • All funded grants not completed by the completion date will be forfeited and must be resubmitted for approval. If a funded grant project is not completed by the stated completion date, the grantee must submit a written statement to the Foundation with the reason the project could not be completed on time and a request for an extension.
  • The Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation has the right to deny funds, partially fund grants, or fund grants with added stipulations.
Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation

About the Judy Rich Professional Development Grant

This fund was created in memory of Judy Rich, a beloved 29-year employee with the Mount Vernon School District, who advocated continuing education for the employees of the District. Funding will be used to grant financial support to any MVSD employee for opportunities in continuing education.