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Apply for a Grant

Please note there is no "save and resume later" button in this application. If you'd like to draft your application in a Google/Word Doc and copy/paste your responses here when ready to submit, a sample application for such purpose is available at the link below. There, you will also find more information about the grant application process.

Following submission of grant application, the Foundation will reach out to applicant's principal/supervisor for approval of the grant. If approved, the application will move forward to the Foundation Grant Review Committee.

If you have any questions about this application, please contact NPSD Educational Foundation Executive Director Christine Liberaski at liberacd@npenn.org or 215-853-1020.

Deadline to Submit Application: Friday, May 29, 2020


Innovative Classroom Project/Initiative Grant Application 2020-2021

Date
Name of Contact Person
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number of Contact Person
Name(s) of Applicant(s)
Title of Project
Type of Grant
School(s)
School(s) where grant will be applied: (Check all that apply)
Subject Area
Subject Area (Check all that apply)
Please describe your budget items, supplier, quantities and their estimated cost, including shipping and handling.
Total Grant Request Amount
Grade(s) of students who will participate in this grant (Check all that apply)
Grade(s) of students who will participate in this grant (Check all that apply)
How many students will benefit from your project this year and in the future?
Length/Duration of Project
Describe your project. What will you be able to do that you cannot do now?
Explain how your project will enhance teaching and learning for NPSD students.
If your project involves parents and/or community members, please describe how. (Not required)
How will you evaluate the success of this project?
Does your requested grant include the use of technology supplies or software (i.e. iPad, SmartBoard, Chromebooks, etc.)?
Does your requested grant include the use of technology supplies or software (i.e. iPad, SmartBoard, Chromebooks, etc.)?
Is transportation needed?
Is transportation needed?

Grant Publicity

If your grant application is approved, your grant will be featured in an annual publication produced by the Foundation. For publication purposes, please provide a concise, 3-5 sentence summary explaining your grant. Include what school(s) it will be implemented in, how many students it will reach and at what grade level. Try to paint a picture to a stranger about the impact your grant (if approved) will have on North Penn students and what they will learn.

Summary of Grant for Publications if Approved (3-5 sentences)

Transportation Costs

If bus transportation is not needed, this section does not need to be completed.

If bus transportation is needed, this section of the application must be completed. Submissions requiring bus transportation that do not include this completed form will not be considered. Please detail estimated busing costs. If your materials costs are beyond the threshold of $600, do not worry. A limited amount of funds have been designated by the North Penn School District to fund the transportation for Foundation grants. Upon approval, a Student Travel Form must be completed and sent to Christine Liberaski.

Please note that transportation cost estimates are for grant application consideration purposes only. This does not secure transportation. If you are chosen as a grant recipient, you will still need to arrange for transportation yourself. Please work with your building office to do so. School accounts will be reimbursed. Grant recipients must notify the Office of School and Community Engagement of any additional increases to estimated transportation costs at least 30 days before the actual trip. Increases above 10 percent of original estimate may not be funded.

 

Charter Bus Information

NPSD buses will only be provided for trips that leave school at 9:00 am or later and return by 2:00 pm. If your trip falls outside of this timeframe, a charter bus must be used. If a charter bus is required, you must call the district transportation center at 215-853-1139 to receive a quote for outside transportation using charter buses.

Based on the information above, which bus will your grant require?
Based on the information above, which bus will your grant require?
If a charter bus is needed, please report the charter bus cost estimate below, as provided by the transportation department

 

NPSD Bus Information

If a NPSD bus will be used, a cost estimate is needed. Please follow the steps listed below to find cost estimate.

  • Determine whether a bus aide(s) for students with special needs will be required for the trip.
  • Determine the number of buses required. Please note that one bus holds a maximum capacity of 50 people. Remember to include teachers, chaperones and bus aides, if needed.
  • Determine the total number of hours of the trip, from pick-up to drop off.
  • Of the total number of hours of the trip, determine how many hours the driver(s) will spend driving and how many hours of downtime the driver(s) will have.
  • Use formula below to calculate cost of transportation.
Will the trip require bus aide(s) for students with special needs?
Will the trip require bus aide(s) for students with special needs?
Number of buses needed
Total number of hours of trip from pick-up to drop-off
Number of DRIVING hours
Number of driver DOWNTIME hours

Please use the information above to complete the following formula to find estimated NPSD transportation cost. Please note that these numbers come from $26.60/hour driving, $13.28/hour bus driver downtime and a flat rate of $16.23/hour bus aide.

Formula WITHOUT Bus Aides

    (Number of Buses  x  Number of DRIVING Hours       x  $26.60)
+  (Number of Buses  x  Number of DOWNTIME hours   x  $13.28)

= Total Estimated Cost of NPSD Transportation

Example:

(2 buses) x (2 hours DRIVING) x ($26.60) = $106.40
(2 buses) x (3 hours of DOWNTIME) x ($13.28) = $79.68
$106.40 + $79.68 = Total Estimated Cost of $186.08


Formula WITH Bus Aides

    (Number of Buses  x  Number of DRIVING Hours       x  $26.60)
+  (Number of Buses  x  Number of DOWNTIME hours   x  $13.28)
+  (Number of Aides   x  Total hours bus is in use           x   $16.23)

= Total Estimated Cost of NPSD Transportation

Example:

(2 buses) x (2 hours DRIVING) x ($26.60) = $106.40
(2 buses) x (3 hours of DOWNTIME) x ($13.28) = $79.68
(2 aides) x (5 total hours) x ($16.23) = $162.30
$106.40 + $79.68 + $162.30 = Total Estimated Cost of $348.38

 

Estimated Cost of Transportation (using formula above)

 


Please take a moment to review the information above for accuracy now. Applicants will not be able to edit grant applications after they are submitted. Following submission, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application and more information.

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