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2020-21 Educator Grants

The Board of Education has approved approximately $4 million for the Educator Grant program.  This money was allocated to reward educators for their time and efforts during the pandemic last spring and for additional innovations and student opportunities they may wish to pursue this school year.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on October 14, 2020. Applicants will be notified by the end of November regarding the status of their grant submission.

  • All interested licensed educators are encouraged to apply.
  • There are two different applications for which educators may apply:
    1. Pandemic work grants compensate teachers for work done in the Spring of 2020 during the onset of the pandemic.
      • Only one application of this type will be allowed.
      • This will be a simple individual grant application for work done from March - June 2020.
      • Online teachers who are receiving a stipend for online teaching may not apply for this grant.
      • Pandemic grant work will be verified by the employee's supervisor (principal or administrator).
      • Each applicant who receives money for the pandemic grant will be paid the same amount. This amount will be based on the number of grant requests received and the amount available.
    2. Innovative work grants compensate teachers for time and effort as they seek creative ways of improving instruction and providing additional opportunities for students.
      • This application is for work completed between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
      • Elementary online educators can submit projects not associated with current daily online instruction.
      • Please do not request reimbursement for tuition. Grants may be awarded to pay for conference attendance (time and registration) but not travel expenses.
      • The amount awarded will vary depending on 1) the number of grant requests received, 2) the amount requested, and 3) the remaining amount available.
      • A committee of teachers from all levels and varied subject areas, including Special Ed and CTE, will review all grant applications.
      • Each grant application will either be approved for the full amount requested, approved for a partial amount, or not funded.
      • Submissions will be evaluated on project description, student benefit, purposes, and expected outcome using the grant rubric found below.
      • Innovative grants are focused on paying teachers for their time spent on projects that:
        1. Benefit student learning and academic success
        2. Involve designing or re-designing curriculum
        3. Support school climate and student emotional health
  • The maximum educators can receive is $3,000 for an individual or $12,000 for a group, including Pandemic work. Individuals may not receive more than $3,000 total for all projects (group or individual) combined.
  • These grants will not pay for classroom materials or supplies. If you would like to apply for funds for classroom materials, please visit the Jordan Education Foundation website.
  • Applicants will be contacted directly regarding the status of their grant application. It is anticipated that the review process will be finished by the end of October and notification of awards will be completed in November.
  • Grant money will be paid to educators in their November paycheck (work associated with Innovative grants does not need to be completed in order to receive payment). All compensation will be subject to the applicable payroll taxes.

Please email educatorgrants@jordandistrict.org with any questions.  Have a great school year!

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Grant Rubric

Project Details 4
Excellent
3
Good
2
Fair
1
Basic
Score
Project Description
Briefly describe your project and the work you will be doing.
Clear, detailed plan with a clear explanation of the work the applicant will be doing to complete the project.
Clearly explains how objectives will be accomplished.
Plan explained with moderate detail.
Work the applicant will be doing is included but
the explanation of objectives may not be sufficient to complete the project as described.
Plan explained with minimal detail.
Work the applicant will be doing is included but
the explanation of objectives may not be sufficient to complete the project as described.
Very little detail explaining the project is included.
No evidence that there will be work done outside of the applicant’s normal job description to complete the project.
Student Benefit
How will students benefit from this project?
Need is clearly evident.
Students will benefit from the project during this school year and for years to come.
Need is somewhat evident.
Students will benefit from the project this year.
Need is minimally evident.
Students will not benefit from this project or will benefit for a short period of time.
No student benefit for current or future students is evident.
Purpose
Why did you choose this project?
Project targets and defines a specific need or critical purpose. Project targets a general need or purpose. Project targets a vague need or purpose. There is no specific need or purpose for this project identified by the applicant.
Expected Outcome
Describe what success would look like for this project.
Project clearly defines how student learning will be impacted or enhanced.

Realistic to accomplish by the timeline given.

Clearly describes how the applicant will measure the success of their project through either quantitative or qualitative measures.

Project generally defines how student learning will be impacted or
enhanced.Somewhat realistic to accomplish by the timeline given.Generally describes how the applicant will measure the success of their project through either quantitative or qualitative measures.
Project minimally defines how student learning will be impacted or
enhanced.Details of the expected outcome are not realistic to accomplish by the timeline given.Vaguely describes how the applicant will measure the success of their project.
Project does not define how student learning will be impacted or
enhanced.Details of the expected outcome are missing.
Does not describe how the applicant will measure the success of their project.