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1 Show Me the Money! Finding and Earning Technology Grants

2 Types of Grants Reactive –Official application –Larger projects –Longer time frame Proactive –You contact them –Smaller projects –Shorter time frame

3 Grant Terminology RFA RFP MOU Cycle Matching Funds In-Kind Funds

4 Grant Proposal Components Abstract Introduction/Population Needs Assessment Project Description Evaluation Budget Summary

5 Grant Writing Tips Student Academic Need Follow Grantor Guidelines Clear & Concise. No acronyms. Educationally Sound Projects Keep it simple! Cite research Detailed Budget Budget relates to project Is your project replicable? Blind reader Reviewers’ Comments

6 Searching for Grants Local/Regional Grants –Ideal starting place –Smaller projects State/National Grants –Larger projects of entire sites or districts

7 Search Tips Search in curricular areas Are past awardees passing on money? Check local businesses Check employer matching lists Corporate website “Community” links

8 Types of Funders Private Foundations Corporate Grantmakers Grantmaking Public Charities Community Foundations

9 Online Grant Resources California Department of Instruction U.S. Department of Education The Foundation Center’s Grantmaker’s WebsiteThe Foundation Center’s Grantmaker’s Website The Foundation Center Renaissance Learning

10 Online Grant Resources McREL Funding for Technology Sheryl Abshire’s Educational Resources for GrantseekersSheryl Abshire’s Educational Resources for Grantseekers eSchool News Online Funding Center Society of Research Administrators International GrantsWebSociety of Research Administrators International GrantsWeb Alameda County Office of Education Grants Resource CenterAlameda County Office of Education Grants Resource Center CTAG Funding Alert

11 General Resources School District Education Funds Local Businesses –Target –Wal-Mart –K-Mart –Starbucks –Whole Foods

12 Examples of Available Grants East Bay Community Foundation School and Home Office Products AssociationSchool and Home Office Products Association AT&T Broadband Emerging Technology Educator AwardsAT&T Broadband Emerging Technology Educator Awards

13 CTAG County Technology Academy Grants –Model for County Offices of Education & Districts –CCCOE Manages grant distribution –CCCOE provides all support –Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation provides funding –

14 Final Thoughts Take the time to research opportunities Think outside the box Join a listserv Keep trying!

15 Thank You! Gary Hensley Contra Costa County Office of Education (925) 942-3441

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