Ohio Art Education Foundation - Classroom Incentive Grant General Focus: The Ohio Art Education Foundation (OAEF) invites applications for the Teacher Incentive Program. Since OAEA is not a grants-making association, the Ohio Art Education Foundation was established as an independent organization to provide support for a variety of art education programs. The Classroom Incentive grant program was developed to support innovative classroom projects that enhance and further art education in Ohio.
You must be an active teaching member of the Ohio Art Education Association teaching in an Ohio Elementary, Middle or High School setting.
You may apply for a grant up to $500. The number of grants funded will depend on availability of funds.
Applicant agrees to provide receipts to the Foundation for reimbursement within thirty (30) days after the project completion and submit a brief final report.
Deadline: April 1st, midnight annually. Notification of approval will be announced no later than May 15th.
Application Process: As part of the online application you will be required to submit a proposal, an itemized budget, a letter of support, and online application cover page. You will be asked to upload these four documents individually. Please upload grant documents in order below as .pdf, .doc(x) and/or .jpg file attachments. All documents must be uploaded for grant eligibility. Applications may be uploaded on the OAEA website under the Foundation section.
Applicants will submit the following grant information as part of the electronic application process: 1. Completed and signed Teacher Incentive Grant Application Form. Submission serves as an electronic signature. 2. Project Proposal that describes how the project advances and enriches art education for Ohio students, whether in a particular classroom, building, district or on a statewide basis. 3. Project timeline including completion date. 4. Project evaluation/assessment strategies. 5. Letter of support from your administrator. 6. Budget Detail page. OAEF Grants are limited to $500. Proposals for OAEF funds must clearly identify specific materials and activities. Funding for travel should be limited to a minor part of the grant and must be directly related to the operation and accomplishment of the project. Proposals for purchase of equipment, conducting conferences, indirect costs, stipends to teachers, or the production of publications will not be funded. Proposals exceeding grant limit amounts will automatically be disqualified. Limit: one (1) funded Incentive Grant per member per school year. Grant monies will be released to the grantee after the Final Report has been submitted.
Selection Process: Every effort is made to insure the impartiality of the jury relative to the applicants. All grants are awarded without regard to age, gender, race, special needs, or national origin. Applications will be reviewed based on a rubric reflecting the stated application criteria such as, review of grant proposal and timeline, assessment of degree of positive impact upon art education at “micro” (classroom and building) and/or “macro” (district or statewide) levels. Personal interviews to clarify information are optional.
Final Report Process: Upon completion of your project, you will be required to submit a brief final report prior to receiving your grant to reimburse your approved expenses. This information should relate directly to your grant application. The report should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Projects must be completed by May 31 of the year following the grant award. Final documentation is due by June 30 of that year. For instance, if your grant was awarded May 2024, your project must be completed by May 31, 2025 and final report due June 30, 2025. Teachers receiving Classroom Incentive grants agree to present their project in a workshop, or General Session at an OAEA State Conference or regional workshop, and/or complete a short review of the project for the ARTline publication. Final Report Elements:
A brief description of the project.
How the project advanced and enriched art education for Ohio students, whether in a particular classroom, building, district or on a statewide basis.
Actual timeline for project.
Project evaluation/assessment results.
Detailed Financial information (scanned/copied receipts).