GRANT GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE PROJECT GRANT

Our Full Member Level organizations invest a portion of their yearly SCFD award (a sales and use tax) into the Alliance Project Grant. It provides curriculum-based cultural, arts, and scientific programs to a team of interdisciplinary teachers in a K-12 public and charter school within the SCFD 7-counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas* and Jefferson (*except for Castle Rock and Larkspur who have opted-out of the sales and use tax.) Eligible counties rotate yearly.

 The Alliance Grant may undergo changes before the start of the school year due to the impact of COVID-19 on our organizations.

SCFD Seven Counties Map Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties

TESTIMONIES

The Alliance Grant gave our students the opportunity to experience arts and cultural programs that couldn’t have been accessed in our typical curriculum. Through field trips, guest speaker assemblies, plays and concerts the Alliance Grant has made a lasting impact on our students.

We got to do stuff that made what we are learning in the class real and helped me understand more.

The Alliance Project gave my teaching a new sense of energy and excitement -a chance to work collaboratively with my peers in authentic experiences for our kiddos.

ELIGIBILITY FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

K-12 Public and Charter Schools

Located In:

Adams, Boulder, Denver and Jefferson Counties.

APPLICATION OPENS:

Mon March 1, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

 NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: Mon May 10, 2021

GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED:

 Thur May 17, 2021

GRANT AWARDED:

Sept 2021-May 2022 School Year

LENGTH OF AWARD:

One to Two Years

GRANT AMOUNT:

Awards vary between $2,000-$10,000 per year. Amount subject to final Board approval. This is not a cash grant. Programs are provided by the Collaborative’s Full Member Level organizations. The Director of the Collaborative will be responsible for all budgeting and payments to organizations. If in-person field trips resume, funding may include bus and substitute teacher reimbursements: $175 per bus, up to 3 buses per field trip and up to $120 for a substitute teacher for anyone on the grant team. A school can expect to receive about 5-12 programs in the school year, depending on choices and school size. It can be a combination of virtual workshops, assemblies, performances, in-school exhibits, virtual learning, field trips or teacher professional development experiences across more than one discipline. Teachers are encouraged to explore a variety of organizations

HOW DOES THE GRANT WORK?

The Alliance Project Grant was created for a strong, engaged team of interdisciplinary teachers from one school who are excited to connect cultural organizations to their classroom.

  • Create your team of 3-5 teachers with a combination of: Science, Social Science, Language Arts, Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance and/or another subject area. This grant is designed to serve a cohort of up to a maximum of 180 students chosen from one or two grade levels. If your school is large, select one grade level. If your school is small or mid-size, you can include other grade levels as long as the cohort of students does not exceed 180 students.
    Examples:
    Elementary School: 3 sections of 3rd grade (90 students) and 2 sections of 5th grade (60 students). Total students part of the cohort 150.  5 teachers on the team who work with both grade levels.
    Middle School: 4 sections of 7th grade (120 students) 5 teachers on the team who work with the grade level.
    High School: 1 section of 9th grade (up to 180 students)

  • Many programs are based on a per classroom visit, however some virtual programs, assemblies and in-school exhibits may allow for larger school participation.

  • The Collaborative Director suggests programs and makes introductions between teachers and organizations. Each teacher will have the responsibility to review programs and follow through on booking. This is not a cash grant. The Director will manage budget and make payments directly to the  organizations. 

  • The team must identify a Lead Teacher who will be the liaison between the school and The Collaborative Director. This position will receive a small stipend. The Lead teacher could be someone from the listed team members or a Teacher Librarian, Para or other dedicated school staff member who will attend all meetings. Primary responsibilities: coordinating meeting times and reminders among the team, serving as liaison for concerns, helping the team stay on track with ordering buses and subs, and communicating with front office admin. The Lead will assist the Director with any communication needs. The Lead teacher is not responsible for booking all programs.

  • Teachers on the team must attend four (1-hour) meetings throughout the year as well as a 1-hour Kick-Off Meeting in July/August

ALLIANCE GRANT CONTRIBUTORS FOR 2020-2021

Teachers can select programming from our 21 full member organizations who contribute to the grant.

The Collaborative of the SCFD
Get In Touch

email: info@CollaborativeSCFD.org
phone: (303) 946 2089
address: PO Box 102995 Denver, CO 80250 USA