IDA-GA Grant Application for Education or Public Awareness Initiatives


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IDA-GA Application for Education or Public Awareness Grants

Purposes of Grants

IDA-GA is offering funding for schools, districts, non-profit organizations, or professionals who will incorporate professional education opportunities to address the need to provide proper instruction for students with dyslexia and/or increase public awareness of Dyslexia. IDA-GA will award up to four grants of up to $10,000 each per application period.  There are two application periods: one in the spring and one in the fall.

General Guidelines

Grant monies may be used for materials, fees, travel and substitutes

  • Funds are to be used for educational or advocational purposes within the State of Georgia targeting remediation of dyslexia through structured literacy practices and/or increasing awareness of dyslexia and alternatives for support, accommodations, advocacy, and education.
  • Funds must be used within one year of the grant being awarded.
  • The description for the program for which a grant is being applied for should be specific including objectives, timelines, budget and expected outcomes.

Preference Guidelines

Preference for grants will be given to applications with one or more of the following;

  • Requesting organization is matching at some level of participation to cover the cost of the program.
  • Applications can quantify the number of participants being instructed or reached with a higher numbers given preference.
  • Applicants can provide a proven record of success and/or a method of measuring and ensuring success.
  • Applicants providing structured literacy training can show that they will have qualified instructors with experience of providing such training.
  • Applicants that are providing increased awareness of dyslexia can show that they have a unique approach and/or are covering an underserved audience.
  • Applicants are members of IDA and/or have volunteered at IDA activities.

Application Procedures

  • Due dates for applications are March 1 and September 1 and award decisions will be made by April 30 and October 31 respectively.
  • A committee consisting of IDA-GA board members will review the applications.  The committee reserves the right not to award any grant monies if the quality of entries does not meet the criteria.  The decision of the committee is final.
  • The committee will consider applications past the deadline if unusual circumstances prevail.  Those circumstances should be outlined in the application.
  • Winning applicants will be asked to submit a report back to the IDA-GA to demonstrate how effectively the money was used and how they fulfilled the goals mentioned in their applications.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically using the form below.

IDA-GA Grant Application

Application to apply for Grants to schools, school districts, non-profit organizations or professionals who will incorporate professional education opportunities to address the need for remediation of dyslexia and/or to increase public awareness of Dyslexia. Grants are awarded twice a year. Due date for applications are March 1 and September 1 with successful applicants notified after April 30 and October 31 respectively. IDA-GA will award up to four grants of up to $10,000 per application period. IF funds are available, applications submitted after deadlines MAY be considered.
  • If requesting organization is an non-profit or professional organization, then a description of the entity and its mission.
  • School NamePrincipal NameSignature 
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    If requesting organization is a school or schools, please have participating schools' principals sign form acknowledging their support for the application.
  • As the duly authorized representative of the applicant, I hereby certify that the applicant will comply with IDA-Georgia's mission and purpose.
  • Proposal

  • Give a brief description of the Grant proposal: 1) Explain the purpose of the gant and how it will benefit students, staff and/or the targeted community 2) Include specific objectives/identified needs and give details how this grant will support those needs. 3)For structure literacy training describe the classrooms impacted (grade level, experience of teachers, are there identified struggling learners, etc.)
  • Proposal Amounts and Budgets

  • Amount of Grant FundingAmount of In-Kind FundingTotal Amount Budgeted 
    Break total amount budgeted for proposal listed above into amount to be funded by the requested Grant and the amount to be funded In-Kind.
  • Description SpendCost per itemTotal costVendor/Trainer name 
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    For the total amount of the Grant spend stated above, break the amount into budgeted items. Give a description of the spend (eg trainer), a cost per item (eg $200 per trainer), total cost and then vendor/trainer name. If name not known, put in N/A.
  • Description SpendCost Per ItemTotal CostVendor/Trainer 
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    For total amount of the In-Kind spend stated above, break the amount into budgeted items. Give a description of the spend (eg trainer), cost per item (eg $200 per trainer), total cost and then vendor /trainer name. If name not known put in N/A
  • Proposal Results and Sustainability

  • Please pick whether the purpose of your proposal is to provide training or to increase awareness and then fill in the appropriate sections below.
  • If the event (training or awareness) is expected to keep occurring past the period of the grant funding or to be repeated, then explain how it will be funded in the future. If not a recurring event, please put in "Not Applicable."
  • Structured Literacy Training Section

  • Please describe the number of people to be trained, what methodology is being trained, and the qualifications and experience of those giving the training.
  • Describe the criteria for success and how you will measure it.
  • Describe how you will evaluate how well the participants have learned and whether they are implementing your training following the course.
  • Upload a copy of the training evaluation form.
  • Upload a copy of any promotional or other item that you believe relevant for the Grant committee to take into consideration.
  • Initiatives to Increase Awareness Section

  • Please describe audience to be targeted, expected numbers to be reached and what is unique about your approach and/or audience
  • Pleases describe how you plan to determine success or the sustainable outcome your wish to achieve and any plans for how you would measure it.
  • Upload a copy of any promotional or other items that you believe relevant for the Grant committee to take into consideration.

 


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