Plus Endowment

Application for Funds

The mission of the PLUS organization is to create an awareness among parents, industry, community and general public that to have a progressive and growing community, superior education must be a priority. To promote academic excellence in the Henry County School System and in the Paris Special School District, PLUS will strive to provide educational opportunities over and above those which are provided by the regular school budgets.

Each year educators in both school systems apply for grant dollars to fund special projects and classroom initiatives. Using the funds granted to them by PLUS, educators each year come up with innovative and creative ways to stimulate students through enhanced learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. An evaluation process ensures that only the very best grant applications are awarded.

PLUS grant applications are open to all PreK-12 teachers, special area, special education, and guidance within PSSD & Henry County School System. Applications may be submitted by individuals or groups. If multiple educators desire funds for the same project, the grant should be submitted as one collective application, rather than broken down between teachers.

● September 22, 2023- PLUS Grant Applications must be approved by your principal & school liaison and submitted

                PSSD- Becky Cate

                HCSS- Susan Burton

● October-November 2023- PLUS grants awarded

● Grant recipients are required to complete their project, as well as submit a brief summary and at least one photo to their PLUS liaison to be posted on Facebook by the end of the school year

● Please refer any and all questions to your school liaison

Exciting Changes:

·         New online application

·         No set dollar amount for grants (up to $5000)

·         Simpler process

If you have a group applying for the same thing, apply as one. For example, if all First-Grade teachers want the same supplies for each classroom, write one grant instead of all writing one grant each for the same thing. 

       Grant Rubric

The grant will be scored using the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to required curriculum

  2. Creative & innovative teaching, or evidence of hands-on learning

  3. Expresses clear project goals and objectives

  4. Funds requested are adequate to meet project needs

Additional photos or budget sheets may be emailed (OPTIONAL) to:

PLUSgrantapplications@gmail.com

*NOTE: If you submit additional photos or budget sheets (OPTIONAL), be sure and include the teacher name(s) and Project Title.

Plus Endowment Application 23-24

14 Questions

         Grant Rubric

The grant will be scored using the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to required curriculum

  2. Creative & innovative teaching, or evidence of hands-on learning

  3. Expresses clear project goals and objectives

  4. Funds requested are adequate to meet project needs

Additional photos or budget sheets may be emailed (OPTIONAL) to: PLUSgrantapplications@gmail.com

Applicant Info

School District

Henry County School District
Paris Special School District

Choose the name of your school or choose multiple school if the project spans a single school.

Henry County High School
E.W. Grove
D.N. Harrelson
Lakewood School
Henry School
Henry County Virtual Academy

Indicate the curriculum area (or areas) this project supports.

Yes
No

Maximum of $5000

Yes
No