Nuss Grant Guidelines
The Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation, Inc. administers the Ed Nuss Grant Program, which is a program to fund requests from teachers for innovative ideas that cannot be funded through the regular school budget process. The mission of the grant program is to encourage and assist teachers, staff and students in developing exciting and innovative ideas which can be implemented as a part of the educational curriculum. Creative programs or education concepts which will provide an educational benefit for a large number of students will be given priority.
The Program is named after Ed Nuss, a long-time resident of Whitefish Bay and a strong supporter of public education. The Program was initially funded through the generous contributions of family, friends and colleagues of Ed Nuss, but is now funded through the various fundraising efforts conducted by the Foundation and the generous contributions from our community.
The Ed Nuss Grant Program has been awarding grants to our schools since May of 1995. Some recent grants which have been funded include a recording studio for the high school music department, iPads to create a flipped classroom environment, a 3D printer for the art curriculum and anatomy models for the high school Biology Department. See Nuss grant testimonials here.
Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation Nuss Grant Guidelines
The purpose of the Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation Nuss Grant program is to encourage and assist teachers, staff and students in developing innovative and exciting ideas that can be implemented as a part of the curriculum. Creative programs or educational concepts that provide an educational benefit for a large number of students are given priority. If you have questions about the grant program or this form, contact Maria Kucharski, Director of Teaching & Learning Services.
The following criteria will be used to review grant proposals:
The proposal provides an educational benefit.
The proposal must request funding to assist in instituting an innovative or creative program, and that it has not been previously funded by the Foundation.
The proposed educational idea or concept must be one which is not funded regularly by the school budget.
The proposal must have the approval of the administrator in charge of the program and the principal of the school.
Proposals must be submitted to the Director of Teaching & Learning on or before November 1, for spring semester funding, and on or before April 1, for fall semester funding.
The school district will retain ownership of all proposal materials, equipment, products developed, and intellectual property arising from the program.
Within one year after the date of the proposal, the applicant(s) must submit a final report to the Foundation describing how the project funded by the grant was successful according to the criteria described in the grant proposal.
The Foundation will not approve requests for field trips and other travel.
The Foundation reserves the right to honor or reject any and all proposals.
Date of Application _______________
Target of Start Date_______________
WHITEFISH BAY PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC.
The Ed Nuss Grant Program – Application
(Due date December 1 or April 1)
Applicant Name: __________________________________
Applicant’s e-mail. _________________________________
Proposal Approved By: ____________________________
(Department or Grade Chairperson)
This Grant Application has been reviewed and approved by the Director of Teaching & Learning. I certify that in my judgment there is no other source of funding for this project.
Maria Kucharski, Director of Teaching & Learning Services
Give a general description of the proposed project for which funds are requested:
Please identify the educational benefit of this project:
How many students will benefit from this project or idea?
In what way is this proposed project or idea innovative or creative?
If the funds requested are for purchase of supplies or materials, please describe in detail how these supplies will be used in the classroom setting.
What other source of funding has been explored?
Have you approached the School District to find out if this project or idea could be funded as a part of the regular school or department budget? If so, what were the results of this exploration?
Please give a detailed budget for this project, listing each item requested and its exact cost, and a grant total, which includes shipping/handling/installation.
If the proposed project is technology-based, you must have the project checked by Dan Hovey for district-technology compatibility. Has this step been completed and approved?
Signature _________________________________________ ______________
Dan Hovey, Coordinator of Informational Technology Date
If the Ed Nuss Grant Program will not cover the entire cost of the project, what other sources of funding will be used?
What criteria will be used to evaluate the educational success of the proposed project, program. Or idea? Please be specific.
School Phone Number and Extension _________________
School e-mail __________________________________
Home Phone Number ____________________________
The Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation thanks you for your thoughtful completion of this application. Please return this application to the Director of Teaching and Learning Services.