Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Professional Development Impact Grants

About the Professional Development Impact Grant

This three-year pilot grant program enables schools to support self-determined professional development opportunities for professional and technical staff. Proposals will be submitted by school principals in a competitive process and will identify professional development endeavors intended to improve teacher effectiveness. 

Projects may include, but are not limited to, technology training, curriculum development, on-site training and speakers, observation of master teachers, conference registrations, and workshops. While expenses such as travel and substitute teacher compensation will be considered as part of these requests, food and other incidental expenses are excluded from coverage. These grants will not cover payroll expenses for teachers attending professional development activities, nor will they fund requests for classroom or school equipment.

Criteria

  • The project is a priority for the school that submits the proposal
  • The proposal clearly demonstrates how allocated funds will be used to address stated needs.
  • The identified project is consistent with professional development goals established by the district/CHCCS.
  • The proposal presents a clear mechanism for execution and evaluation/ how the project's effectiveness will be reported to the PSF.

Timing

Requests will be considered during the Public School Foundation's grant cycles. Proposals must be submitted by published fall, winter or spring deadlines during 2016-17 (October 31, 2016, January 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017).

Public School Foundation Grant Opportunities

Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
Achievers Grants
  • Funds tutoring, enrichment or summer camp and students who have advanced to state or national competitions
  • Requires existence of economic need
CHCCS District Personnel October 31, 2016, January 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017 Based on need
CSEG Grants
  • Funds classroom or grade level project
CHCCS District Personnel October 31, 2016, January 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017 $200-2,000
Professional Development Impact Grants

  • MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; each school limited to $2,500 per school year
  • Enables school to support self-determined professional development opportunities for professional and technical staff
  • Project may include, but is not limited to curriculum development, on-site training and speakers, observation of master teachers, payment for substitute teachers during PD time, conference registrations and workshops
  • For Professional Development Impact grants across all CHCCS schools or schools at one level (for example, all middle schools), please contact PSF for information
CHCCS District Principals October 31, 2016 and April 30, 2017 Up to $2,500
International Teacher Travel Grants
 [NOT AVAILABLE IN WINTER/SPRING
  CYCLE]


  • Funds international travel that will impact students in the classroom
CHCCS District Teachers October 31, 2016 Up to $1,000
Strowd Roses Grants
  • Funds CHCCS district-wide, school-wide or grade-level project
  • Preference is given to applications submitted by PLCs*
CHCCS District Personnel October 31, 2016 and January 31, 2017 $1,000-4,000
Student Scholarships
  • Provide assistance for college, community college or technical training after high school
CHCCS District Seniors Varies Varies
Teaching Chairs
  • CHCCS District teachers are eligible to hold a range of teaching chairs and receive teaching chairs and receive numerous awards for outstanding service
CHCCS District Teachers Up to $1,000 annually

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