KySTE Outreach's 2014-15 offering
- Amount of this offering:
$100,000. You may apply for any or all of this amount.
- Application Window:
- Open: September. 15, 2014
- Second-Chance Deadline: December 1, 2014. If you meet
this deadline, your application will be previewed for technical issues
such as missing signatures or word count overages. Applicants meeting
this deadline will be notifed between December 3-5, and given the
opportunity to fix issues before the final deadline.
- Final Deadline for Application:
Midnight, December 15, 2014. No
- Submission process: Email -
send completed application forms to email@example.com.
MUST BE A KySTE MEMBER TO APPLY! The
application blank will ask for your membership #.
KySTE Outreach Grants for Education FAQ's:
- Q: Am I eligible to apply for a KySTE
A: You must meet certain edibility requirements.
- You MUST meet the requirements of ARTICLE VIII, 8.1
(see KySTE By-Laws)
- KySTE Outreach Grants are awarded to KySTE members who
apply on behalf of a K-12 classroom in a recognized K-12 school in the
State of Kentucky. Or, a KySTE member who applies on behalf of an
entire K-12 school recognized as such in the State of Kentucky. Or, a
KySTE member who applies on behalf of an entire district, region or
state that serves recognized K-12 schools in the State of Kentucky.
Pre-schools are not eligible.
- Q: What is the definition of a K-12 school?
A: For purposes of KySTE, Schools/Districts must meet the
following definition of elementary and secondary schools: the school
must be recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a
non-profit instructional day school, either public or private, that
serves students in the range from Kindergarten through 12th
grade. Pre-schools and postsecondary schools are not eligible.
- Q: How do I submit an application for my
A: Applications are submitted online via email. The
applicant – the name appearing as the
applicant on the application form – must be
registered in our database of members in good standing, and have a
membership number (it’s required on the form). You should confirm this
beforehand by contacting KySTE. If you are not currently a member, you
can be added, but it can take several days to process. You should
become a member even if you are not ready to submit your application.
If you wait until the deadline date to submit your application, and you
are not a member, your application will not be considered.
- Q: Can I view an example of a completed,
successful grant application?
A: No. All grant submissions are the sole property of
KySTE and will not be made public.
- Q: How do I find if I, my school or my
District is currently a member?
A: There are no district or school memberships, only
individual memberships. Contact Gary Grant at KySTE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to confirm membership and obtain your membership number (required on
- Q: What kind of projects will qualify for the
KySTE Outreach Grant for Education program?
A: Any project that meets KySTE’s mission as defined.
- Q: How much money is available for our school
with the KySTE Outreach Grant for Education?
A: Total of grant funding will be published with the
opening of the application window. Monies will be disbursed based on
weighted rubric scores from the top scoring submission down until funds
can no longer provide for the next highest scoring submission.
- Q: Is there a minimum or maximum amount I can
A: There is no minimum and the maximum will be the total
amount of grant funding money as stated in question 7.
- Q: Is there a timeframe by which we will need
to complete our project, in order to qualify for the grant?
A: Yes. KySTE will only consider grants for projects that
will be completed within one year of when the grant is received. A
KySTE Outreach Grant can be used as part of a larger-scale project,
like a computer lab, so long as the grant will be used to complete a
phase of the project that can be completed within a year of the award.
- Q: What is an EIN#?
A: An EIN # is your school Employer Identification Number
(EIN). It is also known as a Tax Identification Number (TIN) or a
Federal Tax Identification number (FIN). It is a unique number assigned
by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to entities operating in the
United States for the purposes of identification. The number should be
9 digits in length. Applicants can get this info from their District
- Q: When will we be notified if we have won?
A: All applicants will be notified of their status via
email within the timelines set forth in the “Timelines” document on the
KySTE website. When submitting an application, the contact email
address included should be for a contact that will be available
throughout the grant process.
- Q: What are the application deadlines?
A: Application window(s) will be announced. Please check
the KySTE website for application deadlines.
- Q: May more than one application be
considered from any one school during the same grant cycle?
A: Yes, multiple applications per school, per grant cycle,
are acceptable providing each applicant is a member of KySTE.
- Q: If a teacher/school/district applies and
is not successful in obtaining a grant, may they apply again during the
next grant cycle? And if so, could they apply for the same project
(with or without modifications to the proposal)?
A: Yes, if unsuccessful in obtaining a grant during one
grant cycle, the teacher/school/district may re-apply during the
following application period.
- Q: If a school/parent group applies during
one grant cycle and is awarded a grant, are they eligible to apply
again the next school year?
A: No, the KySTE Outreach committee will only consider a
previously funded group's grant application after twelve months have
passed since the original award.
- Q: Will you send me a copy of my application?
A: Once your application is submitted successfully, you
will receive a confirmation email which includes a copy of the
information submitted in the application.
- Q: What are the reporting requirements?
A: The reporting requirements are quite simple.
Approximately 3-6 months after you receive your award, you will receive
a survey via email which will ask how your project is going, is it
complete, has it been started, etc. We ask that you complete this
online survey. We also ask that you send us any news clips or
promotional materials related to your project, along with any digital
pictures you would like to share. In terms of the report at the
completion of the project, please just summarize how it has gone, would
you do anything differently, why it went so well, any impact it has on
the school/students/district/community, etc. We do not require
receipts, etc. Just a basic evaluation of how you felt your project
went and its success within the school and the community. You can send
this report to your KySTE contact as noted on your successful grant
contract. Failure to conform to the reporting portion of the contract
may result in KySTE seeking return of partial or full funding amount.
There may also be additional reporting requirements as noted on the