SchoolPower grants encourage innovation, creativity and excellence in our schools. We invite all teachers, administrators, classified staff, and coaches to submit grant requests for programs that have a direct impact on students.
To encourage excellence and innovation in teaching
To support educators for needs that arise in the 2023-2024 school year
To fund innovative or additional programs in the LBUSD that might not otherwise be possible within current district budget priorities
To expand upon current curriculum with innovative teaching strategies or build on successfully executed grants from past years
All teachers, administrators, classified staff of LBUSD, and coaches are eligible to apply for grants, as long as direct impact on students can be demonstrated. All grant proposals must be supplemental to the instructional programs.
Grant awards are based on the demonstrated needs of the project and the funds available. In some cases, an award may cover only a portion of the entire projected cost. A detailed budget is essential for projected costs, describing how the entire budget will be spent. Please present the precise cost (not estimates), in your grant application.
All expenditures for equipment and supplies must be consistent with the description outlined in the application. All materials and equipment purchased with SEF funds become the property of the LBUSD.
Grants are not intended to pay for college or graduate school courses, or programs for which funds are otherwise available. Nor should they be used to purchase materials, such as core curriculum text and standard school supplies, which should be covered in the school’s operational budget.
Please note that first-time grants may receive priority.
Your Principal and the SchoolPower Teacher Grant Committee and in some cases the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, Chief Technology Officer, or Director of Facilities will be looking at each grant application. Criteria used to evaluate will include but not limited to:
Clear Plan (implementation, assessment, sustainability)
Reach (number of students impacted)
Is SchoolPower the best funding source?
Long term impact
Replication/expansion to other grade levels (if applicable)