Grant funds are available to support the implementation of creative and substantive new projects designed by individual Daphne Feeder pattern teachers and/or self-selected faculty teams. The total number and amount of these awards is determined annually based on availability of funds and appropriateness of proposal designs.
Classroom Enrichment Grant proposals should not be designed to address basic instructional or equipment/facility needs that are the responsibility of the local school or district. Funds cannot be allocated toward individual professional development, for personal honoraria, or for the expansion or maintenance of previous grants. However, grants may be written to request funds for professional development resources that will impact multiple faculty members – provided the focus of the training is to improve classroom instruction or promote enrichment.
ALL SEEDS grant applications (for both classroom level and master school grants) must be received no later than Tuesday, November 1st and should address at least THREE of the following criteria:
Innovative teaching of core: (i.e., standard) curriculum or enrichment learning (i.e., topics beyond the standard course of study);
Instructional impact: (i.e., grant funds will serve a significant number and range of students);
Professional collaboration: (i.e. educators on your campus will work together effectively to utilize these funds);
Community partnership: (i.e. use of these funds will involve innovative interaction with other Daphne schools OR will promote meaningful involvement of local businesses, community organizations/agencies or parent organizations.
SEEDS’ mission is to promote a lifelong love of learning among the children of Daphne by providing enrichment opportunities at school and in the community and by advocating for educational improvements and innovation.
SEEDS - Daphne's Education Foundation P.O. Box 460, Daphne AL 36526 • 251.802.5002