Strategic Grants – Procedures & Guidelines


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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.

Benefactor support is critical to the success of the strategic grant process. The funding model for public schools in the State of Michigan has made it difficult in recent years for the district to earmark funds to create and/or sustain innovative instructional programs and curricular advancements that have distinguished the Saline educational experience. Please consider making a donation in support of this year’s strategic grant award.

For the 2-14/15 school year, the strategic grant is “Next Generation Classrooms”

Guidelines to the Strategic Grant Process:
1. Saline Area Schools’ officials collaborate with the FSAS District Communications Committee in the spring to discuss future strategic grant possibilities.
2. FSAS Trustees review suggested strategic grant proposals.
3. FSAS Trustees in the late spring of each school year for the implementation to occur in the following school year.
4. Evaluation of each strategic grant will occur at the end of the school year. SAS officials present findings of the success of the current year’s strategic grant in the May/June FSAS Trustee meeting.