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Learning Enrichment Grants

The Liberty School District Foundation developed the Learning Enrichment Grant (LEG) program in 1997 as a way to help Liberty educators meet the needs of Liberty students throughout the District.  LPS teachers and certified staff are invited, on an annual basis, to apply for funds that will allow them to develop and implement instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn.


Applying for a Grant

  1. Applicants must be LPS teachers or certificated staff.
  2. Projects/proposals can take place in the classroom or in before or after school settings.
  3. Review the Grant Application Guidelines which describes the grant-making process.
  4. If you determine that you have a need that fits within the guidelines:
  • Complete and submit an electronic application.  All applications must be submitted by September 14, 2016 to lsdf@liberty.k12.mo.us
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss project ideas with LSDF staff.  Please note that staff will not review proposals, however, will be accessible to answer any questions and confirm that project ideas meet grant requirements.

2016-2017 Learning Enrichment Grant Materials and Guidelines

Grant Requests: Individuals or teams may request up to $500 per application

Deadline for submission: September 14, 2016.

Application Materials: (both items must be submitted):

All application materials must be submitted electronically to the LSDF on or before September 14 to be considered for funding. 

TIPS

  • LEG funds can be used to purchase necessary materials to implement new educational initiatives.
  • LEG funds can be used to support before and after school activities.
  • Consider having your students "write" the grant or drive the process.
  • Ask your PTA to match LEG funds granted by LSDF (double the money!!).
  • Find ways to work across grades and/or schools - partner up!
  • Grant Writing Tips
    • Refrain from using an excessive amount of jargon.
    • Do not insert links or videos into your grant application - grant reviewers will not use this information as part of the review and selection process.
    • Be sure to describe the need as it relates to your students, your building, or your program. 
    • Have someone (preferably someone who is not an educator) read your grant to check for understanding.




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