WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley Municipal W ater District 2014-2015 PROGRAM GUIDELINES The Water Education Grant Program awards grants of up to $1,000 for the purpose of bringing waterrelated projects and programs into the classroom. Purpose The purpose of the grant program is to fund classroom or school projects that further a better understanding of water and the important role it plays in Southern California. Through this program, waterrelated environmental issues, including the integral role water plays in the global community, can be examined. It supplements classroom efforts by providing additional funding for creative classroom projects. Who Can Apply? Any K-12 grade educator that teaches at a licensed school within the boundaries of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is eligible to apply for a grant. If you have questions regarding a school’s eligibility, please call the Upper District office at (626) 443-2297. Project Focus Projects must focus on water or water-related subjects which may include:  Examining the various properties of water, studying water quality or charting the effect of a drought on the economy.  Integrating the project into as many disciplines as you wish: politics, social science, and/or the arts.  Creating a video, play or other performance medium that focuses on the subject of water and is used to educate students as well as other audiences such as school assembli+es or community groups. Grant Award Amounts Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded. The number of grants awarded annually will vary based on the number of applications submitted, amounts requested and the quality/feasibility of the proposed projects/lessons. Conditions           Teachers may apply individually or as a group or team. Teachers are limited to one grant award per class, per year. Schools can apply on behalf of their teachers. Schools can apply for up to a maximum of five (5) grants per year. A maximum of $1,000 per grant may be awarded. Grant funds must be used for materials or other direct project costs. Grant funds cannot be used for payment of salaries or teaching stipends. Grant recipients cannot reapply for funding in subsequent years for the same project. Grant recipients are required to submit an electronic copy (via email or flash drive) of a brief written project summary (Word or pdf document) and photos (jpg format) highlighting project results. Grant recipients must submit receipts and/or any unused funding for items purchased with grant funding.
WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley Municipal W ater District  2014-2015 PROGRAM GUIDELINES  The Water...
WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley M unicipal W ater District 2014-2015 PROGRAM GUIDELINES Program Steps 1. Complete a Water Education Grant Program application. Limit application to the space provided. 2. Please state clearly on the application how receiving a grant will help make the water project a reality. 3. Describe the project, listing the instructional objectives and support activities. Include the benefits students or others will receive from undertaking this project. 4. Submit an itemized budget for project needs and anticipated expenses. Award amounts may be granted for any amount requested, up to a maximum of $1,000. Funds must be spent for the specific items and for the specific project listed in the grant application. No changes to grant applications will be accepted after the application deadline. Applicants will be required to submit copies of receipts with final report. 5. Completed applications must be reviewed and signed by the principal/head of school. Application Review District staff will review submitted applications. Applications will be reviewed and grants awarded using the following criteria:      Does the project offer a better understanding of water and the important role it plays? Does the project actively engage students in the learning process and enhance the classroom experience? Are components of the project inter-disciplinary? Does the budget cover the activities proposed? Are the student activities, goals, and objectives clearly defined? Completed and signed applications must be received at the District office by 4:00 pm on December 15, 2014. Send Application To: Signed and completed applications may be submitted in electronic format either through email or mailing/dropping off a flash drive. Hard copies of applications will NOT be accepted.   Emailed as a scanned pdf to: Elena@usgvmwd.org (type “WEGP” in the subject line). Mailed as a scanned pdf on a flash drive to: Upper District, 602 E. Huntington Dr., Suite B, Monrovia, CA 91016, Attn.: Elena Layugan - WEGP Applications *MUST* include a working email address for the contact person. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 working days after submittal, please contact the Upper District by email at Elena@usgvmwd.org or via phone at (626) 443-2297. Please retain a copy of your application for your records. The Upper District is not responsible for lost or missing applications, or for any delays in the delivery of applications. Applications received after the submittal deadline will be disqualified. Timeline June 11, 2015 - Project/lesson must be completed. June 25, 2015 - An electronic copy (via email, CD-Rom, or flash drive) of a brief written project summary and photos (.jpg format) highlighting project results as well as receipts and/or any unused funding for items purchased with grant funding. All documentation must be received (not postmarked) by 4:00 pm and be provided in electronic format: hard copies will not be accepted. For Questions Please contact Elena Layugan at (626) 443-2297 or visit http://upperdistrict.org/educate and scroll down to see information about the Water Education Grant Program. 2 of 4
WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley M unicipal W ater District  2014-2015 PROGRAM GUIDELINES  Program ...
WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley Municipal W ater District 2014-2015 APPLICATION Please complete both pages of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Completed and signed applications may be scanned and emailed to Elena@usgvmwd.org. Type WEGP in the subject line. Completed and signed applications may also be placed on a flash drive and mailed/delivered to: Upper District, 602 E. Huntington Dr., Suite B, Monrovia, CA 91016, Attn.: Elena Layugan - WEGP. Applications MUST include a working email address for the contact person. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 working days after submittal, please contact the Upper District by email at Elena@usgvmwd.org or via phone at (626) 443-2297. Upper District is not responsible for lost or missing applications, or for any delays in the delivery of applications. Contact Person’s Name Date School Name School District School Physical Address School Mailing Address School Phone No. School Fax No. Contact Person’s Email Contact Person’s Phone No. Project Title Approx. No. of Students Involved w/ Project Grade Level(s) Involved w/ Project Description of Project 3 of 4
WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley Municipal W ater District  2014-2015 APPLICATION  Please complete ...
WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley M unicipal W ater District 2014-2015 APPLICATION Project Objectives Benefit to Students and Others Budget Please list projected expenses in detail. Awarded funds are to be spent only on the specific items listed in this application. Copies of receipts for all items purchased with grant funds must be submitted with final report. Item Total Project Cost $ 0.00 Total Amount Requested (Max. $1,000) Have you researched availability of these items? Can elements of this project be used again? Projected Cost Yes No Yes No Can this project be repeated with subsequent groups without further outside funding? Yes No I understand and accept that I will be held accountable for expenditures of any/all grant monies for the above-described project, submittal of final report described above and the return of any unused funds to the Upper District. Contact Person’s Signature Date Contact Person’s Printed Name I have reviewed and support the submittal of this application. Principal’s Signature Date Principal’s Printed Name 4 of 4
WATER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM Upper San Gabriel V alley M unicipal W ater District  2014-2015 APPLICATION  Project Objecti...