ERIC Number: ED237586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Small Grants for Teachers: A Handbook.
Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, PA.
The purpose of this handbook is to help communities initiate small grant programs for teachers using the one currently operating in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) as a model. Small grant programs, in which teachers compete for community-sponsored grants to carry out innovative projects with their students, are described as meeting two needs: new resources are brought to the classroom, and education's isolation from business and the community is broken down. Six key considerations in planning a program are discussed: (1) obtaining school district commitment; (2) forming a grant review committee; (3) raising funds; (4) coordinating the program; (5) publicizing the program; and (6) awarding grants. Review committee guidelines for awarding grants are offered as well as a checklist for program planning and implementation. Once the program is operating successfully, it is recommended that greater community-school cooperation be sought through additional avenues. An address and telephone number are provided for further information. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, PA.