Bristol Public Schools Mini-Grants
Mini-Grants are a way for educators to supplement activities and methods they wish to put into practice in their classrooms. Through an application process teachers or teams of teachers submit proposals, which can be no greater than $2,000, for review by the grants committee. Each year approximately $15,000 is awarded to programs that meet the selection criteria. The committee base their selections on the following:
- Impact on Student Achievement
- Educational Merit
- Programs that improve student mastery of targeted content areas: reading, writing, science, math, and physical fitness
- Collaboration with Arts and Culture
At the end of the grant cycle, those selected complete evaluations that are submitted to the Business Education Foundation (BEF) for review.
Since 1991, the BEF has awarded over $400,000* to make educators’ innovative visions and educational desires become a reality.
2019-2020 School Year Mini-Grants
This year a total of $14,628.52 was awarded to 14 grant recipients who will bring innovative programs and initiatives to their classrooms. Read about each below.
This grant allows for an under-utilized occupational room to be transformed into a safe, calming atmosphere to enhance the teaching of social emotional skills during small group work, with K-8 children who have been identifies as needing support. Sandra Godin | Greene-Hills