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Imagine a world in which people of different abilities are celebrated for their unique contributions, have every opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and experience living in a welcoming community. It’s a world that requires creative approaches, changes in attitudes and an uncompromising commitment.
That's what drives the work of AWS Foundation.
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THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT DISABILITIES.
AWS Foundation COVID-19 Response
K-12 EDUCATION EMERGENCY GRANTS
Opens July 16
Grant goal: To nurture creativity in meeting the instructional needs of individuals with enduring disabilities (in a variety of environments) during non-traditional circumstances.
- 50% of grants awarded will be for up to $1,000
- 40% of grants awarded will be for up to $2,500
- 10% of grants awarded will be for up to $5,000
Consideration will be given to:
- School districts within the 11 NE Indiana counties served by AWS Foundation (Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley).
- Ideas with the greatest student impact aligned to identified initiatives
- Ideas that promote inclusive environments
- Requests that promote collaboration of community resources
- Requests that lend themselves to sustainable practices
Grants are NOT intended for:
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as your primary purpose. We will consider minimal expense on PPE.
- Internal staff pay (excluding possible transportation related to grant activities)
**All activities/instruction need to be consistent with community health guidelines.
- Grants will be accepted during Semester I of the 2020-21 school year.
- Decisions will be made as applications are submitted with all dollars expended before the start of Semester II.
- Complete and submit K-12 Education Emergency Grant Request found on our Grant Portal.
- Must have a district representative signature (Principal, Superintendent, Special Education Director).
- Applications will be reviewed by AWSF Grants Team.
- Applications that do not include all required elements will be delayed for consideration.
- Award Announcements will be made (typically) within 2 weeks of submission.
- If awarded, a grant agreement will be sent to the applicant’s email address and must be signed and returned prior to the distribution of funds.
- A written grant report will be due 6 months following the grant award.
- Direct any questions to either Joni Schmalzried (email@example.com) or Jenny Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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