Morale grant applications are open starting September 19, 2022, and close on October 7, 2022. The CMC Education Foundation Board will review all eligible applications in November. Recipients will be notified in the last week of November. In order to be qualified, the proposed morale-boosting effort must be available for all staff members. This is not to purchase items to award to staff through random drawings or as a performance-based incentive. Ideas include food trucks, scavenger hunts, catered meals, appreciation week surprises, spirit wear, etc. With the implementation of the new gift card policy, any grant application requesting gift cards, if approved by the Board, will have gift cards purchased directly by the Foundation. Money will not be allocated to a school to purchase gift cards. All monies spent will need to be documented and reported to the CMC Education Foundation by May 12, 2023.