Curriculum Project Grants

Subject Area: Any (a special category for Performing Arts Curriculum Project grants is described below*).

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

Grant Application: Check back Fall, 2017.l download to your computer)

Funding level: $700 *Increased for 2016-17! Grant payment information can be found HERE

Click here to view previous Curriculum Project Grant recipients and projects

Description: 
This grant category is for Santa Barbara County teachers who have successful, creative, or innovative curriculum units or projects. Teachers are welcome to submit projects from any subject area. Applicants must submit a minimum of three lesson plans as part of the application.

* Performing Arts Curriculum Project Grants:

This specific Curriculum Project Grant category is specifically intended to support the development of innovative instructional lessons, units, or projects focusing on all aspects of performing arts. Priority will be given to applications seeking to engage students with exciting instruction related to the arts. Connections to Common Core State Standards and integration across subject areas are strongly encouraged. Applications from teachers throughout Santa Barbara County will be accepted. Check back Fall 2017.

Who is eligible? 
Any Santa Barbara County public school teacher or non-management certificated employee in grades PreK-12 in any subject or specialization may apply for Project Grants. Special consideration is given to STEM related projects and those that focus on Common Core State Standards.

How are grants selected? 
Grant applications are read and selected by a committee of teachers, administrators, and business and community partners. Annual funding levels determine the number of grants awarded each year.

Grant Writing Tips: 
The Curriculum Project Grant selection committee is looking for complete, polished units with fully developed and effective lessons. To ensure your application gets the best possible chance of being selected:

  • Ensure ALL instructions are followed
  • Obtain signature from your administrator
  • Submit the lesson plans in a SINGLE, MICROSOFT WORD, .doc file

There must be a minimum of three comprehensive lesson plans included in the application.

When will I hear if my application was selected? 
Notifications will be made approximately three to four weeks after the deadline.

Project Grant Recipients will:

  • Be recognized at the Education Celebration event in the spring.
  • Have their projects highlighted and digitally shared with other educators to encourage the dissemination of quality instructional practices.