1. Grants may be used to compensate experts who come to work with students, but usually not to pay teachers or staff.
2. Proposals that incorporate matching funds or community resources will be looked on favorably. (Students or PTA groups might raise matching funds, for example. Community organizations may donate needed equipment, services or free admission to events). Such contributions are a sign of commitment to the project and will multiply the effectiveness of the grant award.
3. Good ideas can be lost through poorly written proposals. Be specific in expressing your ideas and ask others to critique your proposal prior to sending the information to the review committee.