Letter of commitment from the school administrator, written on school letterhead and signed by the school’s principal/administrator must be provided. The letter of commitment must include the following:
“I understand that the above-mentioned teacher(s) at my school has (have) applied for a grant from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Environmental Education Commission and I approve and support the application. If the proposal is selected, the funds are awarded to the school but are to be used entirely by the teacher(s) to implement the project described herein.
I also understand that if the lead teacher transfers to another school at any point, the grant will remain with the school under another teacher’s direction or the unused funds will be returned to LDWF.
I will ensure that an appropriate evaluation process is implemented and that all monies are properly accounted for as described.”
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You may also include other letters of commitment from external partners.
- Failure to follow the Grant Guidelines found at 2014-2015 LEEC Educator Grant Guidelines will result in this application being disqualified.
- DO NOT USE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM THIS POINT ON. Do not identify yourself, your school, your parish, etc. in the information that you provide in this proposal. Identifying information will result in this application being disqualified.
All fields in the form below are required fields.
Valuable Hint: There is a maximum word limit for each section below. You are not obligated to use all of the word space. The best way to prepare your proposal is to write your descriptions in Word or a similar word processing program, then copy and paste your descriptions in the appropriate sections. This will ensure that your proposal has everything you want it to include, is free of grammatical errors, and fits within the word limit.
1. PROJECT ABSTRACT: 15 POINTS (up to 200 words)
Briefly describe your project’s primary environmental goal. List each objective and the strategies that will be used to accomplish your goals. Describe how this project will directly address the needs of your students.
2. RATIONALE: 20 points (up to 400 words)
Explain how this project will further environmental education. Fully explain the need for this project. Include the number of students to be impacted and the demographics of your school population (race/ethnicity and free/reduced lunch status). Explain how this project will benefit the school and support student learning.
3. PROJECT DESIGN: 20 Points (up to 400 words)
Describe how you and your team teacher (if applicable) will implement your project. Include specific teaching activities and strategies that will actively engage your students in the learning process. Explain how you will use your funds for materials and/or equipment to support your objectives. Provide a brief implementation timeline.
4. ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION METHODS: 15 points (up to 300 words)
Describe your assessment methods and how you will measure the success of your project. Explain your assessment strategies (rubrics, journals, portfolios, graphic organizers, other alternative assessments).
5. PROJECTED USAGE OF PROJECT: 10 points (up to 200 words)
Explain what will happen to your project at the conclusion of your grant. Describe any long-term plans for use and sustainability of this project.
6. TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS, & EXPERIENCE: 10 points (up to 150 words)
List specific training, expertise, and/or experience you (project leader), your team leader (if applicable), and your school have had that will enable you to successfully implement this project.
REMEMBER: DO NOT USE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION!
ITEMIZED BUDGET: 10 points
Complete the form below. This must be completed; otherwise, the application will be disqualified. All proposed expenditures below must be justified in your Project Design.
Note: Shipping and handling costs must be considered in the budget preparation or separate funding must be available to cover these expenses.