Grant Writing 101 Presenters Patty Kestell 2013 National Elementary PE TOY Thorson Elementary School [email protected] Karen Petermann 2017 National Elementary PE TOY Longfellow Elementary School [email protected]
Tips and Strategies for Securing Grants/ Non-Monetary Support for your HPE Program How can you gain access to funds or non-monetary resources to support your HPE curriculum and other activities for your students, school and community?
Tips and Strategies for Writing Successful Grant Applications 1. Know the target group and purpose that a grant is meant for. Does your school/program qualify? 2. What is the deadline for the grant? 3. What information do you need to research for the grant application?
Tips and Strategies for Writing Successful Grant Applications 3. What are the goals and objectives you hope to accomplish and how will the grant help you reach your goals? Be specific, thorough, and innovative in your explanation.
Tips and Strategies for Writing Successful Grant Applications 4. How will you use the grant funds? What equipment or resources will you need to purchase? How much is each item? Is there S + H? Most grants will want an itemized breakdown of how the funds will be utilized.
Tips and Strategies for Writing Successful Grant Applications 5. How will you kick of your grant funded program and sustain the program after funds are used up? 6. How will you recognize the grant funder within your program?
Tips and Strategies for Writing Successful Grant Applications 8. Who else will you partner with to promote your program? Partner with local businesses and families. Include them! Utilize community volunteers and resources. Parents want to be involved in their kids’ education!
Creating Community Support for Your HPE Program Health and PE Promotion ● ● ● ● ● ● Equipment check-out for the weekend Incorporate curriculum that is family friendly: disc golf, sledding, snowshoeing, biking Family fitness/wellness nights National PE week Take Your Parent to PE/ Health Week Recruit parent volunteers to help with Fuel Up to Play 60, RC, JDRF, All School Walks ● ● ● HPE staff presentions at local events and school board meetings Kids present at school board meetings, rotary, foundation events Incorporate academic language from Common Core math, science, language arts, social studies concepts within HPE. It’s EASY. Classroom teachers will respect and acknowledge your role.
Creating Community Support for Your HPE Program Social Media Promotion ● ● ● ● Monthly newsletters School HPE web page Bulletin boards - in shared high traffic area of school Local newspapers- photos and captions are the best! Student/Staff/Admin Involvement ● ● ● ● ● Student wellness team leaders/ ambassadors for your program Student thank you’s to businesses/United Way Food service director Staff colleagues Invite administrators/school board members to your events
Creating Community Support for Your HPE Program Community/Family Partnerships ● ● ● ● Local businesses Families Include them! Utilize community volunteers and resources; parents want to be involved in their kids’ education! Community service volunteers Recognize local supporting businesses at community events Volunteer Work/Community Service ● ● ● ● ● ● Food drive Raking Garbage clean up in local park/playground Shoveling Concession stands Bake sales
Creating Community Support for Your HPE Program Promotion of Program/Sponsors ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Local and homecoming parades/pencils, bananas, water Archery shirts Running club shirts Bumper stickers Logos of all sponsors and supporting businesses on your shirts/incentives Post signs acknowledging sponsors School announcements/assemblies Newsletter articles