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Teacher Mini-Grant Program

 Teacher Mini Grant Application Available

Due date: January 23, 2015

A link to the application is provide here. http://goo.gl/forms/WWUpbT5Qb7

Complete the electronic application, print and sign - then submit per the instructions below.

Submit signed applications in person to:

Ceres Unified School District Foundation

(CUSD District Office)

Attn: Teacher Mini-Grant Program

c/o Dr. Debra Bukko

2503 Lawrence Street

Ceres, CA 95307




The Teacher Mini-Grant Program supports the implementation of lessons that meet the Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives of the Ceres Unified School District.

The Teacher Mini-Grant Program is available to all pre-school, elementary, middle, high school and adult education teachers of the Ceres Unified School District.

The CUSD Foundation will grant awards of $500 each to individual applicants or $800 for group applicants (2 or more teachers) submitting mini-grant proposals that best address the purpose of the Foundation.

An applicant may request materials or actual dollar funding to address the proposed need. For example, a science teacher may request science equipment that could be purchased. Such equipment could also come from a donation from a local business that has the requested item.

Special Note: Items not funded by the Teacher Mini-Grant include: food, computers, fax machines or other technology related equipment.

Teacher Mini-Grant Awarded Projects

Selection Criteria:

Foundation Board members will review each application based on the following criteria.

  • Completeness of application form.
  • Evidence of linkage to at least one (1) CUSD Strategic Plan Goal/Objective. Priority is given to those applications that focus on Language Arts and Math.
  • Evidence of school site principal approval.
  • Evidence of logical and reasonable budget expenses.

Application Packet Instructions:

Project End Report Instructions

A Project End Report is required for all grant recipients. The report is due by the end of the school year within which the grant was awarded. For example: grant was awarded September 2013, report is due May 31, 2014.

All Project End Reports must be electronically submitted to Debi Bukko via email at dbukko@ceres.k12.ca.us with a copy provided to Julie Lynn Martin-Borba at jumartin@ceres.k12.ca.us. To download the Project End Report, click here.

Click here to download the Project End Report Instructions.