Each year, the CMC Education Foundation awards Great Idea Grants for up to $1,200, and Big Idea Grants for up to $2,500 to schools, teachers, and specific programs within the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to offer resources beyond what district funds will provide; bringing great ideas into fruition.
Beginning in January 2022, grant applications started to be accepted year-round. But, applications will only be reviewed by the board during the following months:
- October 2023
- February 2024
- April 2024
All grants are reviewed and assessed by the Foundation using a rubric, and the final applicants selected are approved by the Board. Applications that are not approved are still eligible for approval in the next quarter. Any applications not approved by the Board within six (6) months of submission will no longer be eligible. All applicants are encouraged to apply again.
**PLEASE NOTE: Grants will not be awarded for travel expenses or conference fees and expenses. Any grants submitted for technology-related items will be reviewed by the CMCSS technology department prior to Board consideration. Any grant request in excess of $2,500 will not be considered unless additional funding past $2,500 has been secured and the proof is submitted with the application.**
These grants are for the benefit of increasing student achievement and providing non-traditional enrichment opportunities for students. Great Idea Grants are open to all CMCSS licensed teachers and administrators, and project collaboration is encouraged.
Past grants have provided school support for areas such as new technology for classroom instruction, STEM classroom expansion, expanded online classroom libraries, after-school programming, literacy initiatives, outdoor classrooms, intervention program support, robotics club technology, gifted program support as well as special needs equipment for the classrooms.
The CMC Education Foundation awards grants and any decision regarding the grants is at the Board’s discretion. This is to include any changes or alterations to the original grant application once awarded. In the instance a teacher changes schools (within the Clarksville Montgomery County School System) after being awarded a grant, the Board will decide if the individual grant recipient can take item(s) to their new school or if the item(s) purchased with the grant dollars is to remain at the recipient’s original school.