SBEF Teacher Grants Program
The Santa Barbara Education Foundation funds grants once a year to support the purchase of much-needed supplies and tools, as well as to encourage the development of creative and innovative teaching in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION: The submission period for the 2018-19 application is now closed. We will be contacting all applicants with a decision during the month of December. Thank you for your interest! If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT WE FUND: Project-based supplies for innovative programs or curriculum development in the classrooms, student field trips, technology, instructional tools, and general supplies. **(if the teacher is requesting software, the principal must check with ETS to make sure the software is allowed and compatible.)
WHAT WE DO NOT FUND: We do not fund professional development or instruments.
WHO MAY APPLY: We invite grant applications from all teachers and librarians in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, TK/K- 12th grade.
FUNDING AND GRANT CYCLE: This cycle we will be funding 5 grants of up to $5,000 each, 25 grants of up to $1,500 each and 50 grants of up to $250 each.
REVIEW PROCESS: The grant proposals are evaluated by a review committee, which is appointed on an annual basis, made up of SBEF Board Members, SB Unified Principals, and teachers.
REPORTS AND EVALUATIONS: Grant recipients will be asked to submit a final report along with receipts of their expenses via hard copy or electronic receipts by May 1, 2019 to email@example.com or mailed to:
Santa Barbara Education Foundation
Attention: Katie Szopa, Programs Associate
1330 State Street, Suite 201
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
All applications are due NO LATER than 4pm PST on Friday, November 30, 2018. Applicants will receive a confirmation email within 3 days of submitting the application. Teachers will be informed if they have been awarded a grant during the month of December. The checks for grant awards up to $5,000 and $1,500 will be provided to the teachers after documentation is received in the form of cost estimates and price lists. For the $250 grants, SBEF will issue a reimbursement check after receipts are submitted.
- Can one teacher apply for all three grants? YES, but you must submit an application for each request.
- When will I be notified if I DO receive a grant? During the month of December via email.
- Will I be notified if I DO NOT receive a grant? YES, during the month of December via email.
- Does my principal need to sign off on the grant? YES
- Is there a minimum funding request? NO