FSAS funding initiatives support academic projects, enrichment programs, and other activities aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Saline school district. Three types of grant awards are distributed annually by the Foundation.
Strategic grants are designed to support major curricular or educational initiatives that have broad impact in the district. Saline administrators are invited annually to present proposals to the Board of Trustees as candidates for strategic grant funding. FSAS may elect to fund one strategic grant per year and will design a fundraising campaign specific to selected initiative with a targeted dollar goal. FSAS general funds are not typically used to support strategic grants but rather the award is dependent on the culminated efforts of the specific strategic fundraising campaign.
Teaching grants are designed to get resources quickly into classrooms to support innovative ideas and projects proposed by Saline educators that cannot be funded by the general budget. Teachers, support staff, and other affiliated individuals may submit proposals for funding. Teaching grants are generally limited to $1000 with additional consideration based on merit.
Applications are due in mid-October and should be submitted using the FSAS Grant Proposal Application form. Proposals are evaluated using the FSAS Rubric. Selected awards made by the Foundation during the month of November.
Partnership Grants are similar to Teaching Grants (and are listed under Teaching Grant awards) but they are available year round and offer an opportunity for Saline educators to receive funding in order to take advantage of third party partnerships that might otherwise be missed due to grant cycle timing.
To qualify for a Partnership Grant, proposals must include participation by an individual, business, philanthropic, or educational institution in the form of funding, professional services, research support, or other value in kind that is time sensitive in nature and/or offers educational opportunity that cannot be met if the proposal was submitted during the standard Teaching Grant cycle. Like Teaching Grants, Partnership Grants are designed to support innovative ideas and projects not funded by the general budget. In general these grants are limited to $1000 with additional consideration based on merit.
Partnership Grant applications should be submitted using the current FSAS Grant Proposal Application form. Proposals will be evaluated using the FSAS Rubric. Award notifications are made on an as needed basis.