2016-2017 MCEF Small Grants for Teachers

Deadline: October 07 2016 at 11:59 PM CDT (Midnight) - CLOSED

This program is inactive or past the deadline.


The MICHIGAN CITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION was established to enhance the experiences of the children in the Michigan City Elementary Schools. Our purpose is to improve the quality of education by offering financial assistance to teachers so that they may develop and implement creative programs in the classroom.

Our SMALL GRANTS program is designed to give teachers a chance to develop creative programs and turn them into classroom activities that promote real learning for children. Teachers may use their grants to fund activities in math, science, language arts, reading, social studies, art, music, and drama. We encourage projects that reflect enthusiasm from the teacher and offer students new and challenging educational experiences. Our goal is to make learning relevant, interesting, and effective for your students. Grant funding may not be used to pay district personnel.

How Much Money is Available?
Each grant applicant may request up to $350. There will be multiple recipients each year. Multiple teachers may collaborate using one application.

How Will Recipients Be Chosen?
A committee comprised of individuals from the Michigan City area education and business community will review the applications. This committee will then make recommendations to the Unity Foundation Board of Directors for approval.

Award Timeline
Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 7, 2016.
Awards will be announced by Monday, October 31, 2016.
Funds will be available Friday, November 11, 2016.


Who’s Eligible to Apply?
The Michigan City Education Foundation accepts applications from teachers in K-8 schools serving Michigan City. These schools include: Barker Middle School, Coolspring Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School, Joy Elementary School, Knapp Elementary School, Krueger Middle School, Lake Hills STEM Magnet School, Marsh Elementary School, Notre Dame Catholic School, Pine Magnet School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Queen of All Saints Catholic School, Springfield Elementary School, St. Paul Lutheran School, and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic School.

On Site Visit
Recipients will be contacted for an on-site visit to take place April 2017.

Award Recognition Reception
Recipients will be recognized at Barker Mansion on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Project Report
Project must be completed by the conclusion of the 2016-2017 academic year. Recipients are required to submit a report detailing project implementation and outcomes by Friday, June 9, 2017.