inspirED School Climate Assessment Grant

Overview

The inspirED School Climate Assessment Grant invests in K-12 schools and districts that promote and care about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and School Climate/Culture (SC). As a Grantmaker, inspirED seeks to identify and support administrators, schools and districts in measuring and implementing effective school climate/culture programs that ultimately support overall wellbeing and success of young people.

Annually we will award up to 50 grants in the amount of $2,500 each to high schools located in the United States. Districts can receive up to $10,000 to support high schools within their community. Grant recipients can choose from one of our featured partners or another assessment of their choice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S High School serving grades 9-12
  • Applicant must be an authorized representative of institution’s administration
  • Presence of or need for a Social and Emotional Learning and/or School Climate/Culture initiative

Commitment by inspirED to each grant recipient

  • Funding: Provide $2500 grant to support you in the assessment of your school climate assessment (or a number that is contained in the $2500 grant value)
  • Program Support: Provide pathways for students and educators to use the SCA findings to drive change in their school via access to InspirED website resources
  • Community: Access to a community of school climate experts and like-minded educators, administrators and schools to help tackle challenges, share best practices, and celebrate successes

Commitment for Grant Recipient

  • Execution: Head of the educational institution (Grant POC) is willing to receive the grant, purchase assessment tools and distribute SCA to school by October 1st, 2017
  • Evaluation: The educational institution commits to deliver proof of purchase and Assessment completion rate
  • Support: To support teachers and students in taking action based on the results of the Assessment (inspirED or other programming)

Timeline

  • inspirED Grant application window opens on February 30th
  • Applications are submitted
  • The application window closes on April 30th
  • Winners are announced on May 15th
  • Award money paid by June 15th
  • Recipients select SCA Vendors by August 15th
  • School Climate Grant monies applied to select SCA vendor by August 30th
  • School Climate Assessment distributed by October 1st, 2017

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