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EPAK accepts grant applications from Ravenswood City School District teachers and teachers from the public charter schools located in East Palo Alto twice a year. Fall Grant applications are due each September, and Spring Grant applications are due in January.
Classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading intervention teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, health & wellness teachers, makerspace teachers, and school librarians are eligible to submit a grant application for a maximum amount of $600.
Deadlines for the Fall and Spring grant cycles:
Grant Applications must:
The selection committee will be looking for appropriateness of the request and its ability to support the project's goals. Lists of classroom supplies, organization materials, stickers, rewards, etc. will be denied. The committee will be looking for clear descriptions of projects that enhance student learning in the classroom. EPAK does not fund salaries, food, or school uniforms. Although EPAK recognizes the need for these items in the classroom, they are not what EPAK chooses to fund.
Please deposit checks immediately. If checks are lost, a $30 stop fee will be taken out of the new check. Checks that are not cashed by the report deadline will be cancelled and the recipient will not be eligible for the next grant cycle.
If you have questions about the online application process, please contact the EPAK Allocations Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests for changes in use of funds must be submitted to email@example.com and be pre-approved by an EPAK board member. If receipts are lost, a teacher must show the materials purchased to their principal or director, who must write an email on the teacher's behalf to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that the materials were indeed purchased (or field trip taken, etc.).
Once grant monies are spent, the recipient must send scanned copies of original receipts along with a Post Project Report by the deadline above to qualify for future grants.
Post-Project Report Directions:
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