We recommend referring to your Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to help formulate your narrative. Include rationale, supporting research or anecdotal evidence if applicable, number and grade level(s) of students served, desired/ expected outcome, 9-R Performance Indicators met, and any collaborative elements. Brevity in the narrative is appreciated, but include what you consider necessary to explain your grant. Additional information that is vital to convey in your proposal, do so in the narrative.

  1. Scope of grant should:
    1. Describe number of students, grade level (s) or school(s) that benefit from this grant. Must serve students of Durango School District 9-R;
    2.  Align with the goals, standards, technology preferences, and strategic plan of School District 9-R;
    3. Demonstrate notable forethought and creativity; provide research and/or evidence-based rationale;
    4. Discuss additional funding sources and collaborative efforts made with other staff, schools or community organization;
    5. Be implemented during the summer of and/or the following academic year (i.e. if you apply during Spring 2018, grant should be implemented Summer 2018 or Fall 2018-2019).
  2. Preference will be given to proposals:
    1. That serve the greater number of students;
    2. With research and/or evidence-based rationale; should be able to exemplify the issue and/or opportunity addressed, goals and objectives, activities and timeline;
    3. That are inclusive – do not exclude students based on their financial ability to participate.
    4. Meets Performance Indicator(s) as set forth by District 9-R
  3. Evaluation:
    1. Discuss the issue and/or opportunity addressed, goals and objectives, activities and timeline to introduce grant into classroom(s) or school(s);
    2. Describe how you expect to measure impact the program, material or technology you wish to implement into your class;
    3. Indicate the time frame for meaningful results or findings;
    4. Collaboration with other 9-R staff, schools or community organizations is encouraged.
  4. Grants may Support:
    1. Classroom needs not funded by the 9-R budget;
    2. Academic programs—regular ongoing, innovative, and/or collaborative;
    3. Programs to build or reward character, improve study habits, or encourage academic proficiency;
    4. Education in visual or performing arts;
    5. Professional development expenses, if they are a part of a larger grant proposal;
    6. Programs offered by community organizations serving K-12 students
  5. 9-R Employees should:
    1. Discuss how District 9-R Performance Indicator(s) are met in relation to the requested material, program or technology. Click here to view 9-R Performance Indicator(s). Contact the 9-R Curriculum Department for more information about District 9-R Personalized Competency Based Learning, District 9-R Standards, and Performance Indicators.