Grants & Programs

PIE is proud to offer a variety of grants that are designed to get the extra resources our school system needs to purchase new equipment and supplies and assist our teachers to effectively implement programs in their classrooms. We offer grants that are funded by our business and individual partners that provide opportunities that might not otherwise be available.

Teachers:  All members of PIE earn one extra point added to the average of the reviewing committee’s score on the rubric for PIE Grants, Wey Mini Grants, Brinson Insurance Agency Music Grants, and Twin Rivers Artists’ Association Grants.  See your PIE School Ambassador to learn more about how you can become a member of PIE and earn that extra point on your rubric.  Follow this link for a listing of PIE School Ambassadors or visit the Get Involved – Membership in PIE section of this website to join on line.

Quick Links:

  • The PIE Program Committee has produced a Grant Writing Video for our Craven County educators to assist them with applying for grants through PIE.   Follow this link to view the video.
  • In terms of technology (for service and conformity), all items should be on the Craven County Schools Technology List (for any questions, contact Franz Altman, Director of Technology, at 514-6393, or francis.altman@cravenk12.org).  For a list of those items, please follow this link.  
  • To view a listing of previous grant winners, click here: Grant Winners.
  • For a list of grants offered by PIE and outside organizations (foundations, etc.) titled “Grants Alert” shared on CCS google drive, follow this link.

 

Applying for Grants Administered by PIE

School Year 2017-18

 

All grants are available on Google Docs at this link: https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.


Note:  A
ll grants are available on Google Docs. Be sure that you are signed into google through your Craven County Schools email.  The grants are in the “everybody” shared drive

 

The Aspire to Inspire, Nationwide-Brinson Insurance Center, International Paper, TRAA Art, Chevrolet of New Bern Tech, Wells Fargo Tech, and PIE Grants are available as fillable pdfs.  They are also available as word documents – please be mindful of the character count when filling out the word document. 

  • If using the fillable pdf, you will need to download the document (from google drive) onto your computer and open with Adobe Reader in order to fill in the document.
  • Or, you can use the Word Document format (be mindful of character counts).

Opening grants with Adobe Acrobat:

The fillable pdfs were created as an Adobe Acrobat® file. Therefore, in order to complete the pdf, you will need to have a version of Acrobat® on your computer. Most computers come with the program pre-installed. However, if you find that the program is not resident, you will need to go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ to download a free version to your computer.

  • Be sure to save your grant (“save as”) on to your computer when you first open the document.  This will create a unique document for your grant.  That way, you will be able to save your work at any stage, review it, and finally (when you are ready to submit), you can print the form out.

Once completed, the grant application should then be printed.  Print at least two copies of the completed grant application, one for your records and one to submit to:

Partners In Education (Craven County Schools Central Services), 3600 Trent Road, New Bern, NC  28562

Every effort has been made to assure the grant applications are easy to use. However, if you should experience difficulties, please contact Darlene Brown at 514-6321 or Darlene.Brown@Cravenk12.org.

Note:  The Bate Foundation Individual School Grants and the Gov Cooper Literacy Grants are to be submitted using a word document.  See each grant’s RFP for specific instructions.

About the Grants

 

Super Science Grant

Due Date:

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 pm (recipient announced early December) – closed 

Purpose:  In order to advance and support programs for science in Craven County Schools, Dr. Meghan Doyle, Craven County Schools Superintendent, is offering a grant to all Craven County Schools high school science teachers.  All purchases will become assets of Craven County Schools.

Who is eligible: All Craven County high school teachers and classrooms are eligible to apply for this grant.  The school principal will be responsible for deployment and fidelity.

Focus:  The focus of the Super Science Grant is to increase science achievement through direct services to the students.  The grant should be deployed within the school year of the application.

  • One grant will be awarded in the amount of $500. Grant requests should not exceed $500, unless accompanied by proof of supplemental funding (i.e., confirmation letter from the PTO, principal, or additional grantor).
  • Authorized uses of grant funding include, but are not limited to, equipment, non-consumable material purchases, and field trips.
  • In terms of technology, all items should be on the preferred district list (for service and conformity). For a list of those items, please follow this link.
  • A final/interim report must be submitted to Partners In Education by Monday, May 9, 2018.  Winners will be asked to give a presentation at the May PIE board meeting reporting out the deployment of their grant.

Note: This is a Request for Proposal format.  We are not using a fillable format.

All high school science teachers in the public school system under Craven County Schools are eligible and encouraged to apply.

How do you apply?  Grants must be submitted directly to Partners In Education.  The RFP and an invitation letter are available on the shared Google Doc drive at  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

You can access this grant through Google Docs at this link:  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

 

Nationwide-Brinson Insurance Agency Grant

Due Date:

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 pm (recipient announced early December) – closed 

This new grant established by Jon Brinson with Nationwide-Brinson Insurance Agency,  is like the PIE Grant, in that it rewards creativity and innovation in the classroom!  Eight grants for $250 will be awarded for a total of $2,000.

The Nationwide-Brinson Insurance Agency Grant is available to the following individuals/groups within Craven County Schools:  Teachers, classrooms, grade levels, and schools.

  • Eight grants for $250 will be awarded for a total of $2,000.
  • Authorized uses of grant funding include, but are not limited to, equipment, non-consumable material purchases, and field trips.
  • Grant requests that include school name will not be considered.
  • In terms of technology, all items should be on the preferred district list (for service and conformity). For a list of those items, please follow this link.
  • A final/interim report must be submitted to Partners In Education by Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

You can access this grant through Google Docs at this link:  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

Be sure to save your grant (“save as”) on to your computer when you first open the document.  This will create a unique document for your grant.  That way, you will be able to save your work at any stage, review it, and finally (when you are ready to submit), you can print the form out.

  • Once completed, the original signed cover sheet and application must be submitted to Darlene Brown at Partners In Education, 3600 Trent Road (Central Services). No email or electronic copies will be accepted.

 

PIE Grants

Due Dates:

  • Fall Cycle:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 pm (recipients announced early December) – closed
  • Spring Cycle:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 5:00 pm (recipients announced late February)

PIE Grants fund creativity and innovation in the classroom!

PIE Grants are available to the following individuals/groups within Craven County Schools:  Teachers, classrooms, grade levels, and schools.

  • Grant requests should not exceed $1,500, unless accompanied by proof of supplemental funding (i.e., confirmation letter from the PTO, principal, or additional grantor).
  • Authorized uses of grant funding include, but are not limited to, equipment, non-consumable material purchases, and field trips.
  • Grant requests that include school name will not be considered.
  • In terms of technology, all items should be on the preferred district list (for service and conformity). For a list of those items, please follow this link.
  • A final/interim report must be submitted to Partners In Education by Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Winners will be asked to give a presentation at the May PIE board meeting reporting out the deployment of their grant.

You can access this grant through Google Docs at this link:  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

Be sure to save your grant (“save as”) on to your computer when you first open the document.  This will create a unique document for your grant.  That way, you will be able to save your work at any stage, review it, and finally (when you are ready to submit), you can print the form out.

  • Once completed, the original signed cover sheet and application must be submitted to Darlene Brown at Partners In Education, 3600 Trent Road (Central Services). No email or electronic copies will be accepted.

 

The Governor Roy Cooper Literacy Grant 

Due Date:  Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 pm.

  • One grant application per Craven County school is permitted.
  • Recipients will be announced at the EOM Principals’ Meeting on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
  • The application must be submitted and with a cover letter signed by the school principal.
  • The application should adhere to the following subject area requirement:  Literacy achievement through direct services to the students.
  • A final report, including an itemized financial statement and evaluation of the project must be submitted to Partners In Education by Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Note: This is a Request for Proposal format.  We are not using a fillable format.

As an honorarium to Governor Roy Cooper as the keynote speaker at the 2017 PIE Spring Luncheon, the PIE Board elected to establish a one-time grant in his honor of $3,000.  The focus is literacy achievement through direct services to Craven County Schools’ students in memory of Gov. Cooper’s mother, who was a school teacher.

All principals at the public schools under Craven County Schools are eligible and encouraged to apply.

As a principal, how do you apply?  Grants must be submitted directly to Partners In Education.  The RFP and an invitation letter to CCS school principals are available on the shared Google Doc drive at  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

 

Bate Foundation Individual School Grants 

Due Date:  Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 pm.

  • One grant application per Craven County school is permitted.
  • Recipients will be announced at the EOM Principals’ Meeting on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
  • The application must be submitted and with a cover letter signed by the school principal.
  • The application should adhere to the following subject area requirements:  Art, Music, Health and Fitness, and Athletics.
  • A final report, including an itemized financial statement and evaluation of the project must be submitted to Partners In Education  by Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Note: There is a new Request for Proposal (RFP) format for this grant.  We are no longer using a fillable pdf format.

The Harold H. Bate Foundation has generously awarded Partners In Education a grant for $30,000 to be used as The Harold H. Bate Foundation Individual School Grant Program.

Please do not apply to The Bate Foundation.  The Foundation elected to distribute $30,000 to Craven County Schools through this grant program (through PIE) with a committee of representatives from each organization determining the winners.  All public schools under Craven County Schools are eligible and encouraged to apply.

As a principal, how do you apply?  Grants must be submitted directly to Partners In Education.  The RFP and an invitation letter to CCS school principals are available on the shared Google Doc drive at  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

 
 

Aspire to Inspire

Note: This grant does not require signatures and may be submitted electronically.

Due Date:  Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 pm (recipient announced late October)

There was person who made donations at our Stuff the Bus, who was the brightest light of all our better angels.

When four-year old Addison McCoy found out that many school children would start school without the needed school supplies, she asked her mother and father, Mike and Annie McCoy if instead of birthday presents, she could collect school supplies for these children, and donate them to Stuff the Bus.

Catherine Alligood, Principal at A.H. Bangert Elementary, and Stuff the Bus Site Collection Coordinator at the Walmart on Neuse Blvd. said it best, “Although Stuff the Bus was a great success, nothing touched the heart of those of us at the Neuse Blvd location more than the donations of a very special four-year old. Addison McCoy had the guests at her recent birthday party bring school supplies instead of gifts. Today she donated those supplies.”

In honor of Addison McCoy, the Aspire to Inspire grant was established by the McCoy family as a yearly grant in the amount of $500.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The Aspire to Inspire grant is available to the following individuals/groups within the Craven County School System:
    • Kindergarten Teachers
    • Kindergarten Classrooms
  • This grant is for hands on activities relating to a math and/or science learning activity that the teacher most likely would have purchased using their own funds.
  • Grant requests that include school name in the application (other than the coversheet) will not be considered.
  • A final report, including an itemized financial statement and evaluation of the project must be submitted to Partners In Education  by Thursday, April 19, 2018.

You can access this grant through Google Docs at this link:  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

 
 

International Paper Grants

Note:  These grants do not require signatures and may be submitted electronically, and are offered at a maximum of $250.

Due Dates:

  • Fall International Paper Cycle:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 pm (recipients announced late October) – closed
  • Spring International Paper Cycle:  Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5:00 pm (recipients announced late March)

Partners In Education, in partnership with International Paper (formerly Weyerhaeuser), offers the teachers of Craven County Schools the International Paper Grant program. This program is for hands on activities relating to a math and/or science learning activity that the teacher most likely would have purchased using their own funds. Donated funding from International Paper allows teachers to be awarded up to $250 during each grant cycle There are two grant cycles in each school year.

Teachers: The more detail you provide regarding your activity and how you will use the supplies, the easier it is for the committee to evaluate your request. In contrast to PIE Grants, requests for consumables are allowed.

Grant requests that include school name will not be considered.

In terms of technology (for service and conformity), all items should be on the Craven County Schools Technology List (for any questions, contact Franz Altman, Director of Technology, at 514-6393, or francis.altman@cravenk12.org).  For a list of those items, please follow this link.  

You can access this grant through Google Docs at this link:  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

Be sure to save your grant (“save as”) on to your computer when you first open the document.  This will create a unique document for your grant.  That way, you will be able to save your work at any stage, review it, and finally (when you are ready to submit), you can print the form out.

  • Once completed, the cover sheet and application may be emailed to Darlene Brown at Darlene.Brown@Cravenk12.org. Or, you can submit your application directly to Darlene Brown at Partners In Education, 3600 Trent Road (Central Services). Signatures are not required for this grant.
  • A final report is not required for this grant, but report outs of deployment, along with photos, are encouraged.

 

Twin Rivers Artists’ Association Art Grant

Note:  This grant does not require signatures and may be submitted electronically.

Due Date:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:00 pm (recipients will be announced early December)

Funded by the Twin Rivers Artists’ Association, the purpose of this grant is to fund supplies for an innovative “hands-on” art project. We ask that applicants be sure to list all required materials to be purchased with the funds requested.  Also, that they explain their activity in detail so the reviewing committee gets a clear understanding of the project and student participation.

  • A final/interim report must be submitted to Partners In Education by Thursday, April 19, 2018.
  • Art teachers may apply for up to $250 to pay for materials needed for their art projects.  Four grants will be awarded.

You can access this grant through Google Docs at this link:  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

Be sure to save your grant (“save as”) on to your computer when you first open the document.  This will create a unique document for your grant.  That way, you will be able to save your work at any stage, review it, and finally (when you are ready to submit), you can print the form out.

  • Once completed, the cover sheet and application may be emailed to Darlene Brown at Darlene.Brown@Cravenk12.org. Or, you can submit your application directly to Darlene Brown at Partners In Education, 3600 Trent Road (Central Services). Signatures are not required for this grant.
 
 

Two Technology Grants:  Chevrolet of New Bern & Wells Fargo

Chevrolet of New Bern and Wells Fargo are each offering a technology grant.  The Chevrolet of New Bern is a $2,500 grant, and the Wells Fargo grant is a $3,000 grant.

Due Date for both grants:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 pm (recipients will be announced late January)

We welcome our newest funding organizations for two technology grants, Chevrolet of New Bern ($2,500) and Wells Fargo ($3,000).  Craven County Schools is continuously challenged with keeping up with the latest technology. Teaching 21st Century skills without the appropriate resources is very difficult. To address this area of concern, Partners In Education created the Technology Grant Program.

  • This application must be signed and submitted by the school principal.
  • On your detailed budget, please include shipping and taxes.
  • Grant requests should not exceed the grant limit; projects requiring more than the grant limit for full implementation must be accompanied by supporting documentation for supplemental funding (i.e., confirmation letter from the PTO, principal, or additional grantor).
  • The maximum amount that will be funded is $2,500 for Chevrolet of New Bern Technology Grant and $3,000 for the Wells Fargo Technology Grant.
  • All items should be on the preferred district list (for service and conformity). For a list of those items, please follow this link.
  • A final/interim report must be submitted to Partners In Education by Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Grant requests that include school name will not be considered.

You can access this grant through Google Docs at this link:  https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

Be sure to save your grant (“save as”) when you first open the document.  This will create a unique document for your grant.  That way, you will be able to save your work at any stage, review it, and finally (when you are ready to submit), you can print the form out.

  •  Once completed, the original signed cover sheet and application must be submitted to Darlene Brown at Partners In Education, 3600 Trent Road (Central Services). No email or electronic copies will be accepted.
 
 

Beginning Teachers’ Store:

The Harold H. Bate Foundation awarded PIE $20,000 for the 2017-18 school year for the Beginning Teachers’ Store.  This award funds an incentive-based program that provides needed classroom materials, as well as technology items for our new teachers (first three years).  The store will be held at Grover C. Fields Middle School, in the Cheryl Marteney Beginning Teachers’ Cottage on the following dates:

  • October 10th  / 3:45-5:00 / with social
  • November 7th, 9th, 14th & 16th / 2:45-4:45
  • December 12th / 3:45-5:00 / with social
  • January 9th, 11th, 16th & 18th / 2:45-4:45
  • February 13th / 3:45-5:00 / with social
  • March 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd / 2:45-4:45
  • April 17th / 3:45-5:00 / with social

For more information on the Beginning Teachers’ Store, contact Necia Swain at Necia.Swain@CravenK12.org, Brad Langhans at Brad.Langhans@CravenK12.org, Staci Boyd at Staci.Boyd@CravenK12.org, or Blake Wiggs at Blake.Wiggs@CravenK12.org.

If you would like to donate items to the store, contact Darlene Brown at Darlene.Brown@CravenK12.org.

 

 

 

For more information about Partners In Education, our programs and grants, or how you can donate, call Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Craven County Partners In Education at (252) 514-6321 or email us at Darlene.Brown@cravenk12.org.

By working together we can all make a difference in education in Craven County Schools.

 

 

For more information on PIE programs or how you can get involved, contact us by email at Darlene.Brown@cravenk12.org or call us (252) 514-6321.  Fax number:  (252) 514-6352.