The Escambia County Public Schools goal with the Grants for Excellence program is to keep students engaged and excited about learning while simultaneously improving their performance and furthering Escambia County School District's goals outlined in the Strategic Plan.
Grants for Excellence are funded by the Escambia County Public School Foundation and matching grant funds from the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. Grants are available for teachers of students in grades K-12.
Please be sure to read and follow all instructions before proceeding with the application process.
There is no limit to the number of grants that may be submitted from each school. A total of $100,000 will be awarded.
All grant awards will be used for the purchase of supplies, materials, other equipment, hardware, software, or travel, etc. to support the project. The purchase of food, rewards or incentive prizes is not a priority for these funds. All funds spent on those type of items must be paid by the Foundation’s private donations as they are not allowable from the Consortium State Matching grant funding.
Click on the "Register" button and complete and submit the registration form.
Login to the award with your email and password.
Create your online application.
During the Call for Applications period, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.
On completion, save your Submission as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Grant deadline, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.
If you require assistance or additional information, please contact Jo McArthur, Executive Director ECPSF.
Have a conversation and revise your grant or discuss collaboration with the other applicant.
Checks will be distributed at the Grants for Excellence Awards Ceremony October 5, 2023, 5 p.m., Hall Center, Room 160.
Absolutely, as long as the expenditure is allowable in the Grants for Excellence program. Just be sure to include the item(s) in your budget report along with receipts. (We really want you to spend the money you are awarded!)
No problem. Your application budget is your best guess on how you will spend the funds. In your final expenditure budget, show us how the funds were actually spent. We will look at proper use of funds as well as make sure you spent your total allocation over all your projects.
This is discouraged and must be approved prior by your Principal. If you can specifically tie your time to the project, particularly outside of regular working hours, and can clearly document through your school bookkeeper/Secretary with proper documentation and time reporting, it is allowable. If approved, it should be a small portion of your budget.
Yes. Through the review process we do evaluate grade levels (elementary, middle and high) and locations to ensure fair distribution of funds. This is the secondary level of review, as we want to award impactful grants that are well written and demonstrate the best use of funds and effective measurement and reporting techniques. INNOVATION and CREATIVITY count!
No, the Review Committee will be looking for new ideas, creativity, innovation and highly impactful (lots of students!) projects.
If you move to a school within the district at a similar level of students or subject area, you may take the materials with you to your new school. If you leave Escambia County Public Schools the supplies and materials are the property of the school where you worked when you received the funding.