e3 GRANt  

Enhancing Environmental Experiences

The White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation established the E3 Grant to further White Bear Lake area students’ understanding and attitudes toward science, the outdoors, our community and the world.  Additional environmental learning opportunities can transform our students by endowing them with increased academic skills, civic and community leadership, environmental stewardship, and global awareness.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for the students in our district to become inspired and responsible environmental leaders.


E3 Grant Terms & Applicant Eligibility:

Who May Apply:

Applications will be accepted from ISD 624 licensed Minnesota individual educators, groups of educators, buildings, and administrators. (Educators are defined as licensed Minnesota teachers, or groups of teachers, who are currently employed in a position in the school district for which a teaching license is required (including Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists). Projects are limited to ISD 624 licensed Minnesota teachers, or groups of teachers, who are currently employed in a position within the school district for which a teaching license is required (including Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists). In the case of a team-based proposal, a Project Director must be designated to assume overall responsibility for the project, and all correspondence will be directed to that person.

Terms:

  • All projects must enhance the environmental learning experience and personal growth of White Bear Lake Area School District students, as per the WBLAEF mission, and develop opportunities that complement the District’s Mission and/or Strategic Plan.
  • Applicants may apply for a grant of up to $4,000.  Each school year, a maximum of $20,000 in total funds will be awarded. Projects will be funded for twelve (12) months.  After twelve months, any unexpended funds will revert back to the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation.
  • All projects must address a need that will increase the rigor of environmental learning experiences.  The identified need must be aligned with the instructional goals of the White Bear Lake Area School District and must be measurable.
  • Projects will be judged based upon their potential to impact environmental instruction.
  • Projects are limited to ISD 624 licensed Minnesota teachers, or groups of teachers, who are currently employed in a position within the school district for which a teaching license is required (including Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists). In the case of a team-based proposal, a Project Director must be designated to assume overall responsibility for the project, and all correspondence will be directed to that person.
  • Simultaneous funding of different projects for the same individual, department or team during one grant period will not be allowed.
  • Grant funds may not be used in place of normal funds from tax-based sources, such as equipment or capital outlays.  Projects do not cover teacher/clerical stipends, curriculum writing, or food. Substitute teacher costs may be included.
  • Products purchased with E3 Grant money become the property of the District, not the grant recipient.  The products must remain in the building, department, or school.
  • The proposal must describe some quantitative or qualitative method to evaluate the success of the project.  This description must be stated in the proposal.
  • A written results-based evaluation or personal presentation to the Foundation Board is required by the end of the twelve-month period. Evaluations or presentations must be submitted to or arrangements must be made with the WBLAEF office by the end of the twelve-month period.
  • White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation’s E3 committee will review the grant applications and make recommendations to the WBLAEF Board of Directors for approval.
  • Application deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • CRITERIA MATRIX

Questions? - Please contact the WBLAEF office at 651-407-7696.


APPLY HERE:

Complete the online application below and submit.  Have your building principal review the project and approve/sign off on the application form.  The Principal must assure compliance with the District’s goals. The proposals will be reviewed by the grant committee. Recipients will be notified within 4 weeks after the deadline.

If you have a video or photo materials you would like to share, please submit them to the Foundation office by email or in person. 

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GRANT AGREEMENT: If I/we receive this grant, I/we agree to provide a written evaluation or personal presentation to the Foundation Board after the completion of this project. I/we agree to share the results with the appropriate grade level or department. SIGNATURE:
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