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Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation: Success Awards

Deadline: May 4, 2017

The Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Education Foundation Success Award will fund ideas or projects that promote innovative school-level programs with measurable impact. Awarded projects should be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year and can be structured to take place over two years.

The criteria for funding is as follows:

  • Student Impact: Funding this proposal can show results in keeping students in school, giving them a heightened chance for success in their academic futures, or improving the learning environment overall.
  • Widespread Impact: Reaching the most students for the dollar is critical, so a key consideration will include the number of students who will directly benefit from the effort.
  • Solid Planning: A realistic budget, including all costs, is essential to a good application. Extra consideration will be given to schools that can formulate a funding plan, minus Foundation assistance, for the long term.

Amount: One award of up to $20,000 will be made. Grant budgets can include stipends at $22.00 per hour for teachers, but must also include benefits and taxes at 24.49% in accordance with APS standards.

Eligibility: Submissions are limited to APS comprehensive and magnet schools. Elementary, middle, and high schools are eligible to apply. Departments which will work with multiple schools or collaborations of schools are also eligible to apply. Only one application per school will be accepted. Principals must apply on behalf of their schools in order to demonstrate their commitment to implementing the project. Partnerships with 501(c)(3) organizations that allow the school community to be innovative in advancing student achievement are allowed, but the applicant must be an APS employee.

Link: http://apseducationfoundation.formstack.com/forms/success_spring2017

Note: Schools requesting a large investment in technology should consult with Jason Johnson to confirm that the school’s infrastructure is sufficient to meet their needs.

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