Our goal with the 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. We also hope to increase retention of teachers by offering professional development in cooperation with various departments.
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. Grants are available for teachers of students in grades K-12.
Grants for 2022-2023 will be awarded in the priority areas:
Please be sure to read and follow all instructions before proceeding with the application process.
This year there will be two levels of funding:
Project focus and guidelines for High Impact Grants: (Up to $5,000)
Project focus and guidelines for Teacher Opportunity Grants: (Up to $2,000.00)
There is no limit to the number of Teacher Opportunity Grants (TOGs – up to $2,000) or High Impact Grants (HIGs – up to $5,000) that may be submitted from each school. However, only one HIG per school will be awarded. A total of $80,000 will be awarded in TOGs and HIGs.
All grant awards will be used for the purchase of supplies, materials, other equipment, hardware, software, or travel to support the project.
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.
Please provide explanation with detailed information about how and when the monies will be spent.
Excess funds must be returned to the Foundation at the time of the mid-year report. You may purchase additional materials related to the project, as long as those materials follow the guidelines of allowable expenditures. The mid-year report will include information about your budget, expenses and changes related to the changes.
Contact the vendor (supplier) for a copy of the receipt. Expenses will not be reimbursed or invoices paid without receipts or documentation of expenses.
If you completed the mid-year report and all funds were expended or returned to the Foundation, you do not need to resubmit your budget documentation with your year end report. You will receive notification if you have not spent all of your funds. If you have approval to spend your funds after December's mid-year report, then you must do your budget report with your final report.