Grants

Grant Information

For the 2018/2019 School Year please note the following information:
 
We have 1st, 2nd and 3rd round funding for the Programs & Projects Grants, Mini Classroom Grants and Special Funding Requests.  Please note the following dates and deadlines for grants:
 
First Round Funding:
Grant Submission Deadline Date:  September 28, 2018
Grant Committee Recommendation to HCEF Board Date:  October 18, 2018
HCEF Board Approval Date:  October 25, 2018
HCSD Board Approval Date:  November 20, 2018
Approved Grant Award Submitted to Schools: November 26,2018
Approved Grant Mid Year Report Due to HCEF:  January 4, 2019
Approved Grant End of Year Report to HCEF:  May 17, 2019
 
Second Round Funding:  
Grant Submission Date:  October 31, 2018
Grant Committee Recommendation to HCEF Board Date:  November 15, 2018
HCEF Board Approval Date:  November 29, 2018
HCSD Board Approval Date:  TBD
Approved Grant Award Submitted to Schools:  TBD
Approved Grant Mid Year Report Due to HCEF:  January 4, 2019
Approved Grant End of Year Report to HCEF:  May 17, 2019
 
Third Round Funding:  
Grant Submission Date:  November 30, 2018
Grant Committee Recommendation to HCEF Board Date:  December 13, 2018
HCEF Board Approval Date:  December 20, 2018
HCSD Board Approval Date:  TBD
Approved Grant Award Submitted to Schools:  TBD
Approved Grant Mid Year Report Due to HCEF:  January 4, 2019
Approved Grant End of Year Report to HCEF:  May 17, 2019
 

2018-2019 Grants

Teacher Development Grant:
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The Hernando County Education Foundation now has teacher development/training grants available for up to $500 each. Please see attached grant application for more information.
All grant applications for all teacher development grants must be completed (training & payments) before May 31st, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this grant please contact us at any time
 
Programs and Projects Grants:
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Program and Projects must fit within the School Board’s Strategic Plan, follow Standards or fit within your School’s Improvement Plan.  The Program & Projects Grant can be submitted beginning June 2017 and then through deadline dates according to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Round Funding deadlines.  
 
Mini Classroom Grants:
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Classroom Mini Grants are for those requests $2,000 or less (group project) or $500 or less individual project.  This grant can be used for projects and special programs that are not able to be funded through the school.  All grant requests must fit within the School Boards Strategic Plan, follow Common Core Standards or fit within your School’s Improvement Plan.  The Mini Classroom Grants can be submitted beginning June 2017 and then through deadline dates according to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Round Funding deadlines.  
 
Special Funding Requests:
Special Needs Funding Requests are available to school board employees.  This request is available when the projects or items do not fit within the typical grant requests.  There is no minimum or maximum dollar amount for this request.  The Special Needs Funding Request may be applied for beginning June 2017 and then through deadline dates according to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Round Funding deadlines.  
 
SPECIAL NOTE:
We will no longer be offering the $25-$50 Classroom Grants as we now have two Tools 4 Schools Teacher Stores.  Please check out our Tools 4 Schools Schedule under our Tools 4 Schools page for store hours.  
 

2017-2018 Grants

The Visual Curriculum Enrichment Grant

This grant affords Spring Hill Elementary the acquisition of SAFARI Montage’s digital video streaming library addresses the school’s needs on multiple levels. The primary needs SAFARI addresses include the age and outdated format of their old video collection and lack of equipment to support this older format. The Spring Hill Elementary’s video collection used to contain 72% VHS format with an average publication date of 1989. Even with such a large VHS Collection, only a few classrooms had the equipment to utilize a VHS tape, leaving the collection unused. Acquiring this program has been so much more cost efficient then attempting to purchase DVD replacements of these VHS tapes. Additionally, every classroom is equipped with a laptop and a projector with the capability to connect to SAFARI Montage’s digital collection of 7,921 educational videos, still images, website links, documents, eBooks and audio filed contained on a school-based server.
 
Total Project: $5,287.42
CFEF State Match Funding: $2,643.71
Suncoast Credit Union Funding: $2,643.71
Number of students impacted: 768
Number of teachers impacted: 63
    
                                    

Transmission of Power/The Third Dimension Grant

Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology pushed forward with two new exciting initiatives for its 6th and 7th grade STEM curricula: “The transmission of Power” and “The Third Dimension Experience.” Each project required the addition of new technology, thus where the HCEF came in. “The Transmission of Power” required funding for electric powered model car kits from Tamiya, INC. “The Third Dimension” required funding to equip the technology room with a class set of 3-D printers. These hands-on projects fulfilled the mission of providing students with unparalleled opportunities through STEM-focused curricula with the added benefit of an engaging introduction to career concepts in mechanical, electrical, and automotive engineering.
 
Total Project: $3,480
Suncoast Credit Union Funding: $1,480
Other Funding: $2,000
Number of students impacted: 110
Number of teachers impacted: 4
 

Writing to Sources across the Grade Levels Grant

Used non-fiction texts to practice writing informative essays using referencing nonfiction sources in the writing. Students need to read articles that are interesting to them to boost their interest and excitement on writing. They will use these magazines throughout the years as sources in each grade level.
 
Total Project: $500
Suncoast Credit Union Funding: $500
Number of students impacted: 280
Number of teachers impacted: 1
 

Mayo Clinic Grant

The Mayo Clinic Educational Program is geared toward exposing students to the medical field through hands on activities. By bringing a national renowned research hospital, they showed them the importance of the medical field and its many avenues, hoping to have guided them in their career choice.
 
Total Project: $4,000
Suncoast Credit Union Funding: $2,000
Other Funding: $2,000
Number of students impacted: 1001
Number of teachers impacted: 1
 
 
 
 
                                           

NCT DVP 2 NYC 2 Grant

The All-American High School Film Festival (AAHFF) is the premier destination for talented high school film makers from around the world. They believe in the voices of our youth. They invest in the story students have to tell as well as empower young artists to share their stories and transform their world through digital media. Each year, they present the world’s largest high school film festival in the heart of New York City which offers a grand stage for the next generation of talented film makers.
In 2016, Nature Coast Technical High School’s Digital Video Program (DVP) was selected and invited out of all the potential high schools in the world to compete in the festival competition. Their 10 students from the DVP were one of the 27 teams representing 12 different states.
 
Their success from the previous year—by creating an anti-bullying video that took second place—earned them another invitation to compete and bring not just one, but two teams along. The two teams were comprised of 16 students in their senior-level digital video production 4 class. Competition began on Aug. 1st when the team received their on-boarding packets. From there, they worked 10 weeks on the pre-production phase which culminated in their second trip to New York to film, shot and edit their film in the 56-hour time period. Their film was then screened in the AMC in Time Square and judged by professionals.
They finished with 12 official selections, 2 brilliant Film Invitational Submissions, an Action Sports Finalist (top 4), a film Invitational Finalist (top 8), and Teacher of the Year.
 
Total Project: $7,510
Suncoast Credit Union Funding: $3,755
Other Funding: $3,755
Total Students Impacted: 27 (Grades 11-12)
Total Teacher Impacted: 1
 
 
                            

Careers: Making Educated Decisions Grant

Endeavor and Discovery Academies planned to visit six different business partners they have worked with the past four years. Students earned the right to attend field trips based on their success in a PBS-based rewards system. Most of their students had never been exposed to these careers and what is needed to work in those fields. This grant allowed them to grasp and better understand what it is really like out of the school system.
 
Total Project: $2,000
CFEF State Match Funding: $1,000
Suncoast Credit Union Funding: $1,000
Number of students impacted: 120
Number of teachers impacted:  30