Teachers are faced with increasing in class sizes and decreases in classroom funding. Often, because of funding gaps and lack of tax dollars, they are unable to provide materials and tools that help students with special needs stay focused on their learning. Through the mini-grant program, the Foundation helps provide many of these materials. In addition, mini-grants give teachers an opportunity to implement innovative educational projects for children with special needs.
Applications for the 2016-2017 funding period are now closed.
To apply for funding, applicants must be a teacher or DIS provider in the Poway Unified School District.
Applicants who are awarded a grant agree to advertise the grant and the Foundation, by posting on their classroom or school website, emailing the families of students who will benefit from the grant, or including information about the grant in their school site newsletter.
Recipients must be willing to share information anout their grant at a Bi-annual peer event and provide pictures and/or a short video containing grant awards to be posted on the Foundation's website and social media sites. Grant recipients will not be eligible for another grant until they have met this requirement.
Applications for funding must be submitted by DATE HERE. Submission of an application does not guarantee of funding. All funding decisions are final.
Individual applicants may request up to $500 in funding, including any taxes and shipping costs. Applicants may form a group of up to 3 to submit a group grant totaling $1500. First priority will be given to sites & staff who have not previously received grants.
To apply for a mini-grant, complete the Mini-Grant Application.
Preference will be given to grant applications based on:
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The PUSD Special Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
The Foundation's TAX ID is 26-4103765.