Grant Funding Policies
- Grants will be made for projects or goods directly impacting students in the classroom.
- All materials purchased with Drake Fund grant funds are gifts of the Drake Fund to Sir Francis Drake High School and remain the property of Sir Francis Drake High School, not any individual grant recipient.
- Grants may also be made for staff development programs, which have immediate application in the classroom.
- Grants will not be made to reimburse funds already spent by staff.
- Grants will generally be made for non-recurring expenses.
- Grant requests must be submitted by staff - even if the project or program is student - driven.
- Applicants must include all expenditures to be funded (including tax, shipping, installation, proposed maintenance, etc.) in the proposal budget.
- The Allocations Committee reserves the right to recommend partial funding of any proposal.
- The Drake Fund Board may set a minimum and/or maximum dollar limit for grants in any funding cycle.
- The Allocations Committee will consider whether the Drake Fund is the most appropriate funding source for each proposal and may decline to fund proposals if other sources seem more appropriate.
- The Drake Fund Board will determine the total amount of funds to be allocated in each funding cycle.
- Funds granted in the Fall must be spent by the end of the current school year. Funds granted in the Spring must be spent by the end of the following school year. Any unspent funds will revert back to the Drake Fund, unless prior arrangements for a deadline waiver is made with the Drake Fund.
- Grant recipients may be asked to furnish a brief, formal evaluation on the use of their grant funds to the Drake Fund Board.
- Grant recipients may be asked to publicly acknowledge how the Drake Fund grant has enhanced their classroom or department. This may include the use of quotes and/or multi-media for use in Drake Fund promotional materials.
- Funds requested for purchase of technology equipment must meet District Computer Purchasing Standards.
Last edited: February, 2018