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1 AL-RAHMAH SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION GRANTS COMMITTEE Mid year report : December 2012

2 ARS BOE Grants Committee Sr. Zoobia Chaudhry (Chair) Sr. Somaya Khan Br. Syed Abid Hussain MembersContact Us.. 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

3 Purpose  Assess the needs of the School  Program planning and grant planning  Introduce innovative programs to the School  Provide support to the teachers and students 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

4 Search for the Grants Writing Company  3 Companies were identified who are known to work with faith based organizations  All were contacted, only one responded  PJ  Beth Harbinson -  Empower Consulting group 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

5 Empower Consulting  Grant & Fund Development Activities:  Identifying Funding Opportunities and Priorities  Conducting Prospect Research  Developing Programs and Strategies for Support  Preparing Letters of Intent and Grant Applications  Grant-writing and/or Pre-submission Reviews of Grants 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

6 Cost and Conditions of Contract  Reduced rate of $50/hour for nonprofits with a current operating budget of less than $500,000.  ECG will not accept commissions on grants.  ECG charges an upfront and nonrefundable fee of $500.  ECG does not make any guarantees that a favorable funding response will be received 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

7 Decision: No for now….  Reasons for not pursuing  Fewer grants available for the faith based non-profits  Upfront and total cost  May be not worth investing money with current financial constrains and other preferences  May be a possibility in future 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

8 Where are we right now…. 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

9 Currently Participating In...  Title I - provides tutors for remedial reading and math instruction  Title II - provides funding for professional development  State Textbook Program - provides funding for the purchase of textbook and other learning materials  State and/or Federal grants  These programs are administered through the Baltimore County Public School System  No direct transfer of monetary funds.  Depend on the student population  Percentage of students qualifying for the Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program. 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

10 Grant applied with close collaboration with Sr. Lisette Abdiruhman (High School Faculty) to support her idea of Literary Club  $3,000 awarded to teachers who inspire students to write  By The College Board  Applied on November 21 st, 2012  Winners will be announced in January 2013,  Awards will be presented at each College Board regional forum 2013 Bob Costas Grants for the Teaching of Writing Grant Applied 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

11 Grants Being Considered…  The standard Charitable Foundation After school, at risk, general education, Literacy  Berkshire Bank Foundation College readiness, ESL, gifted and talented, volunteerism  Special project grant General Education  General capital grants Facility renovations, install or upgrade computer software or hardware 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

12 We are lacking the innovation to qualify for larger grants! For example: American Honda Foundation $20,000 to $75,000 Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy Our Concern… 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

13 Plan For 2013…  More aggressive search  Work closely with school staff to determine priorities..  Collaborate with PTSA for innovative ideas  Focus on education development  Build motivation within the ARS and ISB community  Spread the word  Encourage volunteers  Consider hiring grant writing interns for administration and teacher assistance Our Commitment!!Your Contribution!! 12/2/12 BOE ARS Grants Committee

14 ……. JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR Al-Rahmah Grants Committee


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