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Grant Applications and Forms

General Instruction for PIE Grants submission:

We have made the applications available in a PDF fillable format. You may submit them to Rod Blackburn at the Central Office via e-mail or interoffice mail.

The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM on September 29, 2022, (Fall requests), and February 2, 2023, (Spring requests). Early submission is encouraged since once submitted, they are scanned and available for on-line scoring by our allocations and Cantrell committees. We no longer wait until all are received to score them.

What applications score best and why are some requests funded in one cycle, then not funded on another? Great questions and there are various reasons.

  • A well-organized application will typically score higher. Our committee may look at over 20
applications, so for them to have to organize it for review, just takes time.
  • If submitting via e-mail, organize all the information together in one pdf file instead of just
attaching multiple files, pictures, etc.
  • Consider this a professional request. Some of our evaluators are retired instructors, so an
unprofessional application with grammatical errors leads to a lower score.
  • PIE has limited allocations available for grants. We try to stretch these funds to make an impact
on as many students as we can. Our original intent for grants was funding innovative curriculum
or teaching methods. But we have expanded to supplies that teachers were digging into their
own pocket for, as well as countless other items, equipment, furniture, etc. So, few things are
out of the question, they may score lower and still get funded, WHEN THE MONIES ARE
  • ALL the requests are reviewed by the USD 490 administration before PIE does its final
selection. The admin may decide to fund them as part of their responsibility; reject them for a
curriculum conflict, a policy conflict, or to keep equipment equality between building, etc.

For those interested in applying for a School Grant, please click on one of the following links to download an application form.

School Grant Application Form-PDF

Cantrell Special Education Grant Application Form-PDF

Then turn in the application form to Rod Blackburn. DO NOT USE STAPLES. Please note the deadlines on the form are September 29, 2022 for Fall requests, and February 2, 2023, for Spring requests.

Click here for the Grant Evaluation Form.

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Click here for the Mrs. Banks' Closet Voucher.

Click here for the Staff Donor Card.

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