Grants

Applications are now closed for the fall cycle 2020.

Each year, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation provides financial support to enrich the educational experiences of students and teachers in all of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. There are multiple opportunities for funding and three deadlines to submit applications: September 30, January 31 and April 30. All grant applications must be submitted by midnight on the date specified.

Grant Opportunities

Achievers’ Fund Grant

For small groups or individual students who need additional academic support or enrichment opportunities during the school year or in the summer.  Also for students with need who have won a State level competition and require financial support to compete at a National or International level competition.

Achievers' Fund Grants assist students who need additional academic support by providing funds for after school and summer academic endeavors, equipment such as band instruments or other items that are not provided by the schools or district, and scholarships for enrichment both after school and during the summer.

The Achievers' Fund can also be used for individual or teams of students who have advanced to national competitions in academic areas, such as science, math, social studies, technology and similar fields. For this purpose, the fund can match contributions or can be used to assist students who are unable to pay for the costs of participating in national competitions.

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Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Personnel September 30, January 31, April 30 Based on Need

Classroom and Student Enrichment Grant (CSEG)

For classroom or grade level projects. If projects are submitted for a grade level, priority is assigned to projects submitted by Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

Classroom and Student Enrichment Grants (CSEGs) are the major grant program within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation supporting innovative classroom projects at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  The Allocations Committee that determines funding is comprised of Public School Foundation board members and community members.  The Committee receives input and recommendations from school district administrators in coordination with the district’s strategic plan.  The committee also performs follow up communication with grant recipients to assure the success of the programs and responsible stewardship of the awarded funds.

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Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Personnel September 30, January 31, April 30 $200-2,000

International Teacher Travel Grants

The international travel grants are awarded in amounts up to $1,000 to teachers who plan to travel to countries that are linked to their students' backgrounds and/or the teacher's curriculum.

Applications are considered in the fall grant cycle only. The Foundation expects recipients to:

  • continue to teach in the district
  • show how they use the information acquired from the travel in their classrooms
  • share their knowledge with their colleagues.

A teacher may only receive this grant one time.

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Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Teachers September 30 Up to $1,000

Strowd Roses Grants

Across a grade level, school-wide or district wide project. Priority is assigned to projects submitted by Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Deadline: September 30 and January 31.

Strowd Roses Grants The Strowd Roses Foundation provides funds to PSF to support innovative school-wide, grade-level or district-wide projects in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Priority is assigned to projects submitted by Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

Strowd Roses, Inc. is a private charitable foundation which was established in 2001 under the will of Mrs. Irene Harrison Strowd of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Significant additional funding was provided by the estate of Mrs. Strowd’s sister, Gladis Harrison Adams. In endowing the foundation, Mrs. Strowd wished to honor the memory of her husband, Fletcher Eugene Strowd, by providing in perpetuity for the maintenance and care of the Community Rose Garden which he founded, and by funding projects and organizations which would improve the quality of life for citizens of the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

Out of those foundation assets not required for maintenance of the Community Rose Garden, the Board of Directors of Strowd Roses, Inc. makes grants to qualified tax-exempt charitable, educational, religious and public organizations that are based in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, or are devoted primarily to benefiting the citizens of those communities. Grants may also be made to individuals engaged in projects designed to enhance the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

Each year, Strowd Roses will make an annual block grant to cover funding requests from programs operating under the auspices of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  This grant is administered by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation.

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Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Personnel September 30 and January 31 $1,000-$4,000

Professional Development Impact Grant

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

This grant program enables schools to support self-determined professional development opportunities for professional and technical staff. Proposals must 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 or spring deadlines (September 30 and April 30).

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Eligible Applicants Deadlines Funding Range
CHCCS District Principals September 30 and April 30 Up to $2,500