Need Start-Up Costs for Country School Programming?
CSAA Innovative Instruction Grant
Purpose: The Country School Association of America (CSAA) Innovative Instruction Grant is to offer start-up support for the delivery of inventive PreK-12 and/or adult learning programs developed by country school organizations and/or individuals. Successful applications that articulate how the proposed instructional program will address best practices or new trends in curriculum, museum education, and/or pubic history and its benefit to a target group of learners will be preferred. This award is focused on supporting the implementation of instruction including the materials, resources, and needs in order to successfully pilot and sustain a program.
Proceeds from the annual conference will determine the availability of funds year-to- year. The maximum annual grant will not exceed $1500. Applicants may apply more than once for funding of a program, submitting the appropriate budget information outlined below. Applications that demonstrate prudent spending, maximize resources, and request actual costs are considered most respectable.
In order to ensure quality of programming, each submission should include an education partner. The partner should serve in a defined role that will ensure that the funded program is of sound educational quality, research, and instruction. The partner should have appropriate credentials to review, revise, and articulate the curriculum.
Instructional program title
- A 300-400 word summary of the instructional program need and the setting in which it will occur. This summary should be typed and concisely written so that the committee can easily understand the instructional need.
- Provide 3 or more instructional goals of the proposed program
- Specify the target audience and frequency of offering
- How will the program be assessed (how will you determine you have met/are meeting the goals shown in #3 above?)?
- How does the program address new trends, best practice, or established standards (K-12 state, common core, STEM/STEAM, etc.)?
- Detailed Year 1 budget (i.e. materials for the first year pilot, start-up needs, etc.)
- When will this instructional program begin and when is the money needed?
- Describe how the education partner(s) will be involved in the program implementation or research. Please include a resume and/or vitae of each partner that will participate in this program development, revision, and/or research.
- Grant recipients will submit to the committee chairperson a written report showing the program’s progress (refer to goals and assessment of the program) by August 31, 2017, and a complete report detailing the program’s success by May 31, 2018. Recipients are encouraged to attend the annual CSAA conference in 2017 or 2018 to report on the instructional program’s success either as a session or as an announcement for the general meeting.
Submit complete application to the chairperson of the Innovative Instruction Grant. If an overwhelming number of applications is received, applicants may be asked to allow CSAA to hold their proposal for a following year. The CSAA will make every effort to offer support to programs and reserves the right to adjust awards based on available funds. Recipients will be notified between March 15 and April 30.
Please submit applications via email or mail after the annual conference (in June) and before February 14 of the following year.
Dr. Mary E. Outlaw
P.O. Box 336
Armuchee, GA 30105