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Fall 2019 Grants

If you need funding for projects/materials/programs that are above and beyond what the District budget can support, why not apply for a grant from the Oakwood Schools Foundation, OJHS/OHS PTO, and/or Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters (FAB), formerly called Oakwood Arts Bridge.  All three organizations are proud to support our schools with grants, and it's easy to apply!

All three organizations use a common application form.  As in past grant cycles, we are using a Google Form.  OSF will once again collaborate with the OHS/OJHS PTO and the Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters (FAB).  The fall grants deadline is Monday, September 9, 2019. 

There are a few slight changes to the grants process -- take note!

•In the Common Grant Application you will be asked to provide: contact information, brief grant summary, basic goals and objectives, evaluation information and requested grant amount.
•Grant applications require prior consultation with Dr. Kimbe Lange and approval from the building principal.  After completing and submitting the grant application to OSF, a copy of the grant request will be shared with the building principal.
•If requesting funding for technology, it is highly recommended you consult with Technology Coordinator Matt Sproat and/or other members of the technology department before submitting the grant application.
•If the grant request is funded, you will be asked to submit a brief grant summary via Google Forms.  The summary report highlights the impact of the project to the grants review committee and the outcomes are shared with the Oakwood School District as well as the Oakwood community.  
•Please remember OSF, PTO and the Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) all have grant funds available, but we can't make a difference for you and your students unless you apply!  The application is straightforward -- just a handful of questions.   If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or email.

OSF, PTO and Oakwood FAB look forward to receiving your grant applications and to making a difference for the students of Oakwood!

To access the grant application, click on the following link:
Oakwood Schools Fall Grant Application 

Applying for a Grant

Oakwood Schools Foundation (“OSF”) Grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize, and reward innovative and creative instructional programs and ideas in education. Teachers, principals, and school administrators can apply for grants to fund projects that benefit individual classrooms, or their entire school.

OSF offers schools and specific departments the opportunity to apply for grants to support innovative programs or projects that promote higher levels of student learning and academic success. To be considered, grant proposals must enhance student academic performance and support the stated objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Oakwood City School District (“OCSD”).

OSF awards grants annually in the fall and spring. Fall grants support projects or programs in the current calendar school year, while spring grants support projects or programs in the current school year or the following school year.

The OSF currently gives higher priority to grant requests such as:

  • Creative programs or projects;
  • Extraordinary educational opportunities;
  • Collaborative programs and projects between teachers, grade levels, schools, etc;
  • Programs that impact a large number of students;
  • Programs that support the mission of the OCSD;
  • "Seed" money for new programs or model projects;
  • Innovative Projects that fall under the following areas of concentration: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Literacy, Practical and Fine Arts, Social Studies, Languages, Special Education, resource materials, supplies, equipment, or software

Grants may be used to purchase tangible items; however, once purchased these items become the property of the Oakwood City Schools

The OSF currently gives lower priority to grant requests such as:

  • Administration fees or salaries;
  • Student or teacher travel;
  • Stipends to grant applicants;
  • Projects that are already included in school or district budgets;
  • Food, rewards or other incentives;
  • Equipment not directly related to programs such as furniture, classroom or office supplies