Grants

2018-19 Grants

Yoga ball seats, additional technology, Battle of the Books reading materials, STEM and Robotics equipment, and even a mobile greenhouse are just a few of the items that students in Livonia Public Schools will enjoy, thanks to the LPS Education Foundation.

The LPS Education Foundation’s grant program received 42 proposals for funding, this school year. The grant committee, made up of retired LPS staff, administrators and a retired LPS school board member, used a strict set of criteria to score each proposal. Seventeen were selected, totaling $31,000. Those grants were awarded to 24 teachers throughout the district. Surprise visits by committee members, with oversized checks, topped off this exciting day in LPS.

The grant program, funded through donations to the LPS Education Foundation, has issued $213,000 to 107 teachers since the program began during the 2013-2014 school year.


2017-18 Grants

For the 2017-2018 school year, the LPS Education Foundation distributed 30 grants totaling more than $48.000 to fund classroom projects, initiatives, classroom materials and much more.

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Since the grants program began, the Foundation has distributed 90 grants, totaling more than $182,000. The grant applications are reviewed by a committee and awarded based on a set of criteria – if the request supports the district’s curriculum, Shared Vision and climate goals.


2016-17 Grants

The Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation distributed 19 classroom grants, totaling $42,000 during the 2016-2017 school year, to fund classroom projects, initiatives, equipment, supplies or materials to benefit students.

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LPS Education Foundation received 29 grant requests, totaling nearly $83,000 and was able to award 19 grants, totaling $42,000. Now in its fourth year, the grant program is supported by the LPS Education Foundation’s designated funds, community contributions and employee payroll deductions to the Foundation.

Grant requests support the district’s mission, vision and curriculum.

The grant program is just one of several programs of the LPS Education Foundation, which raises funds all year, through community business partnerships and support, the annual fall luncheon event, the LPS Bounce Back to School event as well as LPS employee contributions.


2015-16 Grants

 

The LPS Education Foundation received 52 grant requests, totaling $148,000 and was able to award 16 grants, totaling $37,500.

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2014-15 Grants

Seventeen Livonia Public Schools educators were awarded grants totaling $31,500 for the purchase of various classroom tools, including Chromebooks; iPads; assistive technology for preschoolers with Autism; technology for early literacy; and library books for the Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School. Forty teachers applied for the grants and a Review Committee thoroughly rated each proposal, based on a set of criteria.

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2013-14 Grants

Twelve Livonia Public Schools teachers were awarded grants worth more than $25,000 by the LPS Education Foundation during public ceremonies. Thirty-six proposals were submitted, representing approximately $100,000 in requests.

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