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Mini-Grants

Mini-Grants

CALLING ALL HAMILTON COUNTY TEACHERS!

JLC Mini-Grants is a program designed to provide funding for creative and effective teaching projects to educators in the Hamilton County public school system. JLC remains committed to helping teachers provide exciting, challenging and rewarding learning experiences for their students.

Any elementary, middle or high school teacher or team of teachers in the Hamilton County public school system is eligible to apply for a grant and may participate by submitting his or her project ideas to the JLC website.

2021-2022 Application Now Available HERE 
Deadline to Apply: September 14, 2021 11:59pm.

Click the tabs to the right for the Mini-Grants Application and previous Mini-Grant Winners.

To apply for a Mini-Grant, please complete the following steps:

1.    Get principal approval

Principal’s approval is required on all Mini-Grant applications.  Central office approval is not required for JLC grants.

2.    Apply online

-Follow this link: Mini-Grants Application

-Please fill out all fields completely.

To be considered, all applications must be received by August 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM

 

Review Process

A review committee representing volunteers from a broad cross section of the community will review each application anonymously. When selecting the grant recipients, the committee will consider four primary factors: creativity, benefit to students, efficient use of funds, and adaptability of the project for use by other teachers. Grant submissions will be evaluated by the committee based on the following rubric:

Please use the following guidelines when completing your application for a Mini-Grant:

•   Projects should directly involve students as much as possible. For example, an audiovisual program developed for classroom use should be written and produced by students.

•   Funds can be used to purchase equipment or to provide field trip transportation, but not when these are the end in themselves. Equipment and trips should be just one component of a well-planned unit of instruction.

•   Interdisciplinary, team-teaching projects or projects with multiple age groups are permitted.

•   Portions of grants can be used to compensate experts who come to work with students but not to pay public school teachers or staff.

•   In keeping with the Junior League’s commitment to families and children, we encourage projects that include some type of parental involvement in the process when appropriate and possible.

•   Portions of grants cannot be used to pay for food, receptions, parties, etc.

•   Active, Provisional and Sustaining members of Junior League of Chattanooga are ineligible to apply for grants.

Grant recipients will be notified in Fall 2020. Please note that winning projects must be implemented during the 2020-2021 school year. All grant recipients are required to complete a final evaluation and completion report upon conclusion of the project. This report is due by May 31, 2021 to the Junior League of Chattanooga.

If you have questions, please call 423-267-5053. Thank you for your interest.

We are excited to announce the winners for the 2019-2020 Mini-Grants program!

Congratulations teachers, students and schools!

Thank you to our generous community partner, Hamico Foundation make JLC Mini-Grants possible!

 

Name of Teacher Name of School Name of Grant
Linda Bugg Bess T. Shepherd Elementary Engineering Explorers
Kristina Williams Brainerd High School Panther Pride Peer Mentor Program
Charles Cole Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Exploring Our World Through Microscopy at CGLA
Katie Archambault Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Ga Ga for Graphic Novels!
Kristin Rice Clifton Hills Wiggle Wobble
Leslie Lester Clifton Hills A Library to Love!
Candice Trimble East Lake Academy of Fine Arts Let’s Play
Susan McGrath East Lake Elementary School Who Took the Teddy?
Mary Dews East Ridge Elementary STEM Bins – Future Engineers
Charlene Cook East Ridge Elementary Drumming for Community
Mary Landress Stewart Hardy Elementary Motor Skills for Kindergarten
LeAnn Plumlee Hixson High School Community Service Project
Lauren Swanson Lakeside Academy Animal Adaptations
Lisa Millard Lakeside Academy Mamma Mia
Marcella Wilson Lookout Valley Elementary Starting a String Program
Dan Basler Lookout Valley Middle and High Lookout Valley HS Bike Shop
Kelly Shimel Normal Park Upper School Green Screen Studio
Jennifer Martin Ooltewah High School OWL NEST COOL CAFE of Culinary Arts
Matthew T. Henson Ooltewah High School Q Ball-Encouraging Student Engagement
Leah Fuller Red Bank Middle School Sounds of Music 2.0
Paul Whetstone Sale Creek Middle/High School Analyzing Issues from All Sides
Ashley Cox The Howard School Understanding Food Scarcity: Implementing a Community Garden
Zena M Hanner-Buckey The Howard School ” Our First Certification”
April Bolin Wolftever Creek Elementary Healthy Students Learn Better
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