CFE Small Grant Application Due November 6, 2017(ARLI)

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Before beginning the CFE Small Grant application process, 
please review the full instructions, eligibility requirements, and award criteria in the 

*Applicants must be elementary (PreK-8th) Chicago public school educators

REMEMBER that your application must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, November 6, 2017.

If you have any questions after reading through this, please do not hesitate to contact CFE at 312.670.2323 or CFE@CFEgrants.org

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Applicant Contact Information









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Applicant School Information


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Communication Information




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Page 2 of 4: Small Grant Project Information
Project Information




Team Teachers (Optional)








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Small Grant Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:

• Project is clearly summarized; key activities are clearly outlined; project activities are engaging (30%)
• Specific student learning needs addressed by this project are described clearly and thoroughly (10%)
• This project clearly aligns with Illinois Learning Standards, SEL State Standards, NGSS, and/or CCSS (10%)
• Formal and informal tools to be used for evaluation are identified and will help establish the project’s impact on student learning (20%)
• The need for budget items is compelling (10%)
• Budget is itemized, specific, and complete; costs have been carefully researched (10%)
• The application is articulately written and free of spelling, grammatical, and typographical errors; all education terminology ("jargon") is defined (10%)

Page 3 of 4 Application Questions & CE Bonus Questions
Applicant Questions






Character Education Bonus Application (Receive an additional $100 - both questions must be answered)

Character Education Bonus Questions


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Page 4 of 4: Itemized Budget 
DIRECTIONS: Please itemize your proposed budget, entering the item name, source for purchasing the item, and the cost of each item (rounded to the nearest dollar). The budget should be at least one but no more than eight line items. YOUR TOTAL OF ITEMIZED COSTS MUST BE $500 OR LESS. Acceptable expenditures include S&H and sales tax, if necessary, but we do ask you to use your school’s tax-exempt status whenever possible.

**We now exclusively use an online fund system called ClassWallet where your grant dollars will be held. All your purchases will be made online through ClassWallet. Here is a link to their FAQ and Vendors List. Exceptions can easily be made if you have purchases outside of the vendor list.**

Example-   Item: Poster-board                     Source: Staples                               Dollar Amount: $15
Budget
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*If the form does not allow you to submit, please confirm that your total is $500 or less*



IMPORTANT:​ The next screen will allow you to preview your application prior to submitting it. Please save a copy of the complete application before confirming it is ready for submission!​ ​If you ​have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ​at 312.670.2323 or CBielby@CFEgrants.org. ​Remember that your application must be completed and ​submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, November 6, 2017.​ 

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