** THE GRANT CYCLE IS CLOSED FOR THE 2019 - 20 SCHOOL YEAR **

EDUCATIoN GRANTS

The purpose of the Education Grant program is to provide funding directly to teachers to support an innovative classroom initiative or curriculum. Funding range is from $100 – $2,500. Applications are due in September. Finalists are notified in March.

WHO MAY APPLY: Any OUSD certificated teacher.

TIMELINE:

2018
Winter - Application process begins

2019
February - Applications due
March - Grant Recipients Announced
April - Grantee Reception
July - Funds Available


STUDENT GRANTS

The purpose of the Student Grants program is to support students in their academic endeavors. Grant amounts up to $500 each are available. OEF Student Grants can be used for attending performances, training or classes, senior projects, student clubs, special field trips, guest speakers, service projects for the community or schools, or an enhancement to a class. Put your ideas into action! Applications are due in February. Finalists are notified in February.

WHO MAY APPLY: Any high school student registered in the Ojai Unified School District.

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

2018
November - Application process begins

2019
Friday, February 1 - Applications Due
Friday, February 8 - Finalists Announced and funds available
September 1 - Deadline to spend grant


MAJOR GRANTS

The purpose of the Major Grants program is to provide funding to address a major need at a school site(s), across grade level(s), in a specific academic area, one time equipment purchases or a construction project. Staff costs are allowed. Funding range is from $2,500 – $25,000 (up to 3 years). Maximum 3 year request is $75,000. Finalists are notified in December, and present their full proposal to the OEF Board in February.

WHO MAY APPLY: Any employee of OUSD or a student(s) sponsored by a teacher

TIMELINE:

2018
Fall - Application process begins
Friday, November 9 - Applications Due
December - Finalists Announced

2019
Thursday, February 7 - Finalists present to OEF Board
March - Grant Recipients Announced
April - Grantee Reception
July - Funds Available