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Apply for a Grant 2017-11-30T14:23:29+00:00

GPFPE Grants Are for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

online grant application form
printable grant application form

Kinds of Grants

GPFPE grants may fund academic programs, instructional materials, or enrichment projects that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Curriculum Initiatives and Supplements

  • Learning Resources

  • Research Projects

  • Pilot Programs

  • Academic Enrichment

  • Extracurricular

  • Co-curricular Projects

  • Staff Development

Grants Process

  • Applications for GPFPE grants may be submitted by teachers, administrators, students, parents or community members

  • Applications supported by both a building administrator and the superintendent will then move forward to the full GPFPE Grant Committee

  • The committee will review these requests and present their recommendations to the GPFPE Board for action

  • During the review process, the grant applicant may be contacted for more information via email or interview

  • If approved by the GPFPE Board, the final step is for the Board of Education to accept the funds at a formal school board meeting

Grant applications are accepted in two cycles per school year. Cycle one due date is October 1st. Cycle two due date is March 1st.

Application Process

  • Complete grant request

  • A school administrator must sign and approve the application; original signatures are required by our auditors

  • Check all pricing with appropriate department head or administrator (i.e. technology director) for accurate estimates itemized on your grant application

  • Forward to:
    Karen Lawrence, 389 St. Clair Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
    [email protected]

  • Applications will then be sent to the GPFPE grant chairperson and the GPPSS Superintendent to determine if it is consistent with the District’s Strategic Plan

  • Applicants will be notified by the GPFPE if the grant is not consistent with the school system’s strategic plan and therefore is declined. If consistent with the strategic plan, grant request will then be reviewed by the GPFPE Grant Committee for consideration

  • As part of the GPFPE Grant Committee review, applicants may be asked to participate in an interview or informal Q&A of your proposed grant request

  • Applicants will be notified in writing from the GPFPE (within 90 days of submission deadline) if the grant request is approved, declined, deferred, or on hold for further information

Approval Process

  • Approved grants will need to be accepted by the Grosse Pointe Board of Education at a regular monthly board meeting. Recipients will be notified of the board meeting, and are encouraged to attend for public acknowledgment

  • Grant recipients will need to submit a final report form, which is due within 30 days of grant project completion or an annual update for ongoing grants

  • GPFPE board members may schedule classroom visits to observe the grant projects in action. Photos and testimonials are also encouraged once the grant project is underway

  • Recipients will be expected to work with the GPFPE for possible media coverage and publicity