Connecticut Geographic Alliance

Instructions for Completing Teacher Grant Application

Purpose for grant: The Connecticut Geographic Alliance receives annual funding through the National Geographic Society Education Foundation to encourage and enhance geographic education within Connecticut’s schools.

Grant Guidelines: Applications can be submitted by a single teacher or, in the case of a group project, by the team leader. Please include the following:

  1. Completed application.
  2. Letter of support from the applicants principal or coordinator.
  3. One or two page proposal describing the project and budget. Specifics to be addressed are listed below.

Please respond to the following in your proposal and budget:

  1. Describe the geography project that you plan to do.
  2. List the projections objectives (no more than three).
  3. Identify the number of students and/or teachers who will benefit from the project.
  4. List the activities that are planned. If possible, include a time line.
  5. Identify expected outcomes and indicators of the projects success.
  6. Describe the qualifications of the person leading the project.
  7. Include a budget that will show how the grant money will be spent.

Additional comments:

  1. Grant money can be used to purchase materials for a special geography project, a moderate stipend for teachers, for conducting a Family Geography Night, for a Geography Club for students, or for other hands-on activities. Other uses will be considered.
  2. You will be asked to submit a financial accounting, such as receipts, and a short final report. Travel funds cannot be used outside of the U.S. Only one grant per person per year, up to $250.00.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the status of the application within a month of the receipt of the application.
  4. Send all applications to the CGA Grant Application, ,Attn: Rita Courtois, Administrative Assistant, P.O. Box 275, Vernon, CT 06066-0275. You will be notified upon approval of the grant.

Teacher Grant Application

Date: __________________

Teacher Name: ______________________________________

Social Security #: ________/________/_________

Home Address: ______________________________________


Home Phone: ______________ Home Fax:_________________

School Name: _________________________________________

Grade Level : ______________

School Address: _______________________________________


School Phone: _______________ School Fax: ________________

Principal/Contact: _______________________________________

Email: ________________________________________________

Project Title: ___________________________________________

Project Summary (75 words or less. Use back if necessary): _____________________________________________________




Project Start Date: _____________ End date: ________________

Please complete each item above. This form must accompany all proposals.
After the project is completed, you will be asked to send us a short, final report.


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