“Be Inspired” Grant (BIG) Program
What are BIGrants?
The Center Grove PTO has made PTO funds available for teachers and staff to apply to request the purchase of needed instruction-related activities and supplies that benefit Center Grove students.
Who can apply for these funds?
Any CG Staff member who is a current Center Grove PTO Member and has an idea that will enhance the educational experience of their students. Teachers may apply on an individual basis, or as a group of teachers. Teachers of special subjects may also apply.
When can I apply?
You can apply anytime between October 1st through Dec 15th. Applications will be reviewed and considered by the PTO Executive Board, unless the grant is time sensitive.
How will my application be evaluated?
All applications will go through a blind evaluation process and will be reviewed by members of the CG PTO executive board.
The readers will evaluate the application using the following criteria:
What can these funds be used for?
How do I apply?
The application for BIGrants can be found below. Be sure to include all costs (tax, shipping, cases (for iPads), cost for apps (must be specific-PTO cannot fund a gift card for apps), as well as where you are sourcing the cost from. This will greatly speed the process if/when the grant is approved.
IMPORTANT: Funds granted by the PTO must be utilized in the same academic year. Funds not dispersed by Dec 1st will not be available, unless special approval has been given by the PTO. You are encouraged to resubmit your proposal the following year.
Also, BE CREATIVE!! If you have an expensive idea, don’t be shy!!
Please submit the form below and make sure to enter ALL the required information.