California Coast Credit Union is calling for applications from K-12 teachers for its Cal Coast Cares Foundation Educator Grants.
Through this grant program, the Cal Coast Cares Foundation provides K-12 teachers working in public schools or community colleges in San Diego County or southern Riverside County with funds to further their efforts in teaching any of the STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math) fields.
Grant applications, which can be found here, are due May 31.
The grants are intended to empower teachers to incorporate new teaching techniques, purchase needed equipment and materials, and improve the performance of their students in any STREAM-related academic disciplines. Grants are awarded for projects that have clear objectives, a strong evaluation component, and indicate heavy student involvement with a goal of enhanced learning outcomes. Grants allow teachers the opportunity to improve the conditions of teaching and learning in their classrooms.
Additional eligibility requirements include: the project must be STREAM related; demonstration of a compelling need; well-defined, measurable, and realistic objectives and goals; clear and realistic evaluation plan; and a realistic, detailed, and clear budget for the project.
Items not eligible for grant funding include: routine school supplies, such as pens, pencils or paper; field trip expenses; transportation costs; teacher salaries, compensation, or incentives; teacher training or development program expenses; and evaluations or reports.
Grant recipients will be required to submit a report to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation specifying how the funds were used and how the scholarship impacted and improved classroom learning.