EDUCATION GRANTS

PROMISING PRACTICES

GRANT

Educator Grant

New programs
in the classroom or
in extracurricular activities

Award

$5,000 Limit

PROVEN
PRACTICES

GRANT

Educator Grant​​

Awarded for expansion and/or sustainment
of existing KCSD programs

Award

$4,000 Limit 

MINIGRANT

Educator Grant

Enhance and support the educational experience

 

 

 

Award

$300 Limit 

 

 

SMART GRANT

Students and Mentors
Applying Resources Together

Student Grant

 Aid our youth in developing great ideas and leadership skills that will benefit our school district

Award

$2,000 Limit 

PROMISING

PRACTICES

GRANT

Education Grant​​
 

Award

$5,000 Limit 

New programs in the classroom or in extracurricular activities

 

These practices, when tied to the educational goals of the school district, are often key catalysts for improvement. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to enable new programs in the classrooms or in extracurricular activities for the KCSD and may be awarded throughout the year. There is no deadline! Grants may be awarded for one, two, or three years (max. $5,000/year).
 

  • Grants may be submitted and funded at any time.
     

  • There is a $5,000 limit on funds requested.​

PROVEN
PRACTICES

GRANT

Educator Grant

 

Award

$4,000 Limit

Awarded for expansion and/or sustainment of existing KCSD programs

 

Proven Practices Grants are practices that have already demonstrated effectiveness.  
 

  • Grants may now be submitted and funded at any time.
     

  • There is a $4,000 limit on funds requested.
     

  • The same person may not apply for a Proven Practices Grant more than one time per year.  However, a different person, team member, etc. may apply for funding for the same thing.
     

  • The same person may not apply for Proven Practices Grant for the same thing for more than three consecutive years. If awarded in multiple years, each year the amount awarded will decrease by at least 1/3 of the original amount requested.

 
 

MINIGRANT

Educator Grant

 

Award

$300 Limit

Enhance and support the educational experience

 

  • There is a $300 limit on funds requested.​
     

  • Must “enhance and support the educational experience at Kennett” (KEF mission statement)
     
  • Cannot be requested more than once for the same thing by the same applicant.​
     

  • Applicants may not apply more than once a year.

 

 

SMART GRANT

Students and Mentors
Applying Resources Together

Student Grant

Award

$2000 Limit

Aid our youth in developing great ideas and leadership skills that will benefit our school district

  • Designed to encourage and support KCSD students to bring new ideas and resources into the District that will make a difference within the school community.
     

  • Student applicant(s) must have a KCSD employee as an advisor/mentor who will review and discuss plans, complete and co-sign forms (for ordering and reimbursement), and procure items.
     

  • Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to enable new programs or practices in the classrooms, buildings or in extracurricular activities for the KCSD. They are awarded throughout the year. There is no deadline.

 
Recently Awarded Education Grants

Kennett Education Foundation Enhances the K-12 educational experience by funding and awarding innovative grants for teachers and their projects in the classroom that are not funded by the school district due to budget restraints.


Funds and awards are also granted to our youth who develop great ideas that benefit our school district and students.

$8,000

CARE ROOM

Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center

All 300 students who attend the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center visit and enjoy the CARE Room which is divided into six career-related stations. Students can become a doctor or veterinarian at the hospital station, an architect or construction worker at the building station, a server, chef or cashier at the restaurant/market station and kitchen; a teacher at the classroom station, or a postal worker at the post office, where students can send letters to their teachers and friends. It has been absolutely magical to watch the students engage in meaningful play related to career development.

 

Kourtney Phillips 

Guidance Counselor

Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center

Students playing
Kennett High School robotics team

$10,000+

BLUE DEMONS
ROBOTICS CLUB

Kennett High School

With a generous support through a $10,000 Promising Practices grant back in the fall of 2011, the KEF helped us lay the foundations for what would become a world-class robotics team here at KHS. From our humble start with 13 students, we have grown to an award-winning team with over 30 members. Over the past eight years, we have involved hundreds of students and given them an engaging, hands-on STEM experience. We have won a district championship, finished in the top tier at Mid-Atlantic Regionals, and qualified for Worlds the past two years. KEF continues to be one of our primary supporters, for which we are very grateful.  


Daniel Folmar
Chairperson Science Department

Kennett High School