MAPS Fund Teacher Mini-Grants
The MAPS Fund Teacher Mini-Grants are to support curriculum and technology improvements within the MAPS District. Teachers within the Manistee Area Public Schools (MAPS) district are eligible to apply for MAPS Fund teacher mini-grants. A total of $5,989 is available for the current year. Applicants may apply for any amount up to the entire $5,989 available. However, it is anticipated that grant awards will average $500.
What is a Teacher Mini-Grant?
Typically a teacher mini-grant ranges between $250 - $1,000 for specific projects or programs including: program enhancement that meets curriculum guidelines, expanding an already existing unit, student awards, special events, educational experiences, professional development, artists in residence and parent involvement programs. Basically, any project you have in mind for enrichment in your classroom! Grants are not awarded for basic, everyday supplies; a new bulletin board for the classroom, for example.
Deadline and Timeline
The deadline for submitting grants is Monday, October 14th. The committee will then meet to decide on which projects will be funded so that you will have your funds to work with early in the school year!
How to Apply
Grant applications are found here and when you have completed it, it should be uploaded to the MAPS Fund Moodle site.
Upon completion of your Grant
A description of your project including photos will be required for every mini-grant that is funded once you have completed your project. Our hope is that this will be a resource and inspiration for teachers looking to apply for a future grant.
Donating to MAPS Fund
Contributions to the MAPS Fund may be directed to the Manistee County Community Foundation, by sending a check payable to the Manistee County Community Foundation with MAPS Fund on the memo line or give online at www.manisteefoundation.org. You may also contribute using a United Way Paper Application by designating the MAPS Fund. Please do not contribute in place of general support for United Way! You may use the same paper form, but designated gifts do not support the general campaign.