Fund A Teacher Mini Grant
Our Teacher Mini-Grants Program has funded almost $1.7 million into more than 3,840 grants for classroom teachers throughout the years. Mini-Grants fund the costs associated with student supplies, curriculum materials, books, software programs, etc. providing a multitude of activities, including both remedial and enrichment programs.
Each summer teachers complete their online application which is reviewed and approved/declined by their principal. If approved, a FUTURES Mini-Grant Selection Committee consisting of FUTURES Board members, principals, donors and school district staff select the recipients and determine the award amounts. The teachers whose projects have been selected for funding receive their checks at an awards reception each October. This year FUTURES funded more than $75,000 for activities covering STEM, heart healthy living, financial literacy, reading, language arts, social studies, critical thinking and listening skills.
Each spring, teachers complete an on-line evaluation summarizing the success of their activities, and include data on their students’ achievements. The individual schools maintain documentation on how the funds were spent. During the year, FUTURES receives invitations to attend Mini-Grant projects along with letters and pictures from teachers providing information and statistics about their grants as the students progress. Donors also are invited and encouraged to attend the projects.
Donors may visit our www.FindItFundItFlorida.com/Volusia/ portal for projects still in need of funding for 2018-19.
In 2018-19, Teachers must include the curriculum standards the grant activity(ies) will relate to and outline the specific grant activity(ies).