|Memo to Students||Needs Assessment||Greenhouse Basics||Building Design||Funding|
|Project Approval||Construction||Leadership||Student Assessment||General Resources|
Now that we have determined how a greenhouse with certain features will help us meet curriculum needs, have chosen some possible designs, and prepared cost estimates; we need to research the different funding resources available. For this section of the project you will be divided into four teams of six. Each team will consist of three students from each class. This phase is being set up in this manner in order to take into consideration both disciplines and to locate as many different sources as possible.
Team one will concentrate on educational grants. Team two will concentrate on vocational grants in the areas of agriculture, contracting and construction. Team three will concentrate on local sources, i.e., financial donations, materials, volunteers (speakers, labor, greenhouse expertise, etc.) Team four will concentrate on science grants.
7. Research and secure funding for construction of the greenhouse and the implementation of the curriculum.
As part of your presentation for this component, you need to provide a list of resources that you searched. For each prospective funding source, you must provide the following information:
Name and address of organization/individual Contact person Type of funding (grant, materials, time, etc.) Restrictions Deadlines Copies/notes from any communications you've had with organization/individual Your assessment of the viability of this funding source Other pertinent information
Are there other resources which should be available? If so, let us know and we will be glad to add them to the list.
Tips for Writing Grants
An excellent resource for all of your "grant" needs including additional links
The Body, Heart & Soul of GRANT WRITING
Judith Prebyls' guide to grants and grant writing
Grants and related resources
This web site is intended as a starting point for elementary and secondary school administrators and teachers who are interested
in learning more about foundations, fundraising, proposal writing, etc.
The New Hampshire Department of Education
A direct link to grants and funding at the Department of Education. Also go to their "Search the site" link and try your own approach
Be sure to check out the rubric which will be used to evaluate this component of the project for further detail on the necessary sections that must be included.
Created for the Fermilab LInC program
sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Education Office and Friends of Fermilab,
and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium
which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.
Authors: Ina Ahern, Mardean Badger, and Doug Ross
School: Plymouth Regional High School, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Created: March 19,1999 - Updated: May 03, 1999