of 20th (but hey, who's counting?!) grant for the Quest
Center of the Broward Public Schools in the past six
You too can learn how to write 'em!
below for some important tips.
*October 2011. NEA Student Achievement Grant. Project "SHINE-ON!" - Special Helpers In Need Entertain Others Nicely. $5000.
*April 2010. FPL Renewable Energy Grant. Wind & Solar Power experientail science projects for special needs. $1000.
*March 2010. Excellence in Education, City of Hollywood, Fl. $1400 Science Projects for Students with Profound Special Needs.
Excellence in Education, City of Hollywood, Fl.
$1200 for experiential music/theatre grant.
2008. Arts In Education Grant. Spreading Our Wings.
Using live butterflies & experiential theatre to
enhance participation for students with profound special
2008. ASP - After School Program, hiring of staff &
supplies, 16 months for the Quest Center. $400,000.
2007. HP Grant - Technology in Education for $37,500.
To develop exciting, motivational cross-curriculum strategies
for students with profound special needs.
2006. Arts in Education. Using Black Light Theatre to
enhance math instruction for students with profound
special needs. $10,000 grant.
*January 2006. Lowes
Toolbox for Education award. Building an outdoor music
teaching area for students with profound special needs.
*November 2005. NEA Foundation
Innovation. Yes We Can! Using experiential music to
bring together senior citizens & students with profound
special needs. $5,000.00 grant.
*November 2005. Broward
Beautiful. Outdoor learning areas for special needs
students. $7,000.00 grant.
*Fall 2005. Target Community
grant award. Yes We Can! Senior citizens & students
with profound special needs – together through
music. $2500 grant.
grant writing tips!
Keep it creative. Think
of a new way you can utilize your educational strategies.
Keep it short & sweet.
Use some descriptors in the title of your grant that
will capture someone's attention! If it starts off boring
well... they might not even read the darn thing!
Like the lottery - ya gotta be
in it to win it!
So don't get discouraged. Keep plugging away and sending
in your grant ideas. You may get rejected more than
once from the same organization before finally seeing
that pot at the end of the rainbow.
Make sure your grant idea is doable
and testable! Doesn't have to be done with a
complicated statistical analysis - just something that
will demonstrate accountability. Easiest methods utilize
a pre & post-test analysis. This could be done with
both quantitative and qualitative measures.
Make sure to thank the organizations you apply to -
and keep them in touch with the
progress of your grant implementation. They LUV
seeing pictures and often will use them for their own
PR. By the way, make sure you have permission to photograph
your students before anything hits the press!
National Science Teacher of the Year Award of Merit, Reaching The Pinnacle Scadden Award. "For outstanding contribution in science education for students with special needs." Phil., PA. (March 2010).
Teachers Hall of Fame Inductee. Emporia, Kansas.
Charmettes Inc. - Broward County Leadership &
Community Service Award. (Dec. 2007).
County Public Schools 2007 Arts Teacher of the Year.
- Distinguished Alumni Award
for Excellence in Teaching. University of Buffalo.
- Distinguished Alumni Award
for Contributions in Education & Comunity Service.
Buffalo State College. (May 2007).
Teacher of the Year. Broward County public schools.
Semi-finalist. Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Buy National Teach Award. (Feb. 2005)
Achievement Award. NYC. Honoring Project CURE's work
for improving race relations. (2004).
Teachers Hall of Fame. Semi-finalist. (May, 2004).
MLK, Jr. Fulfilling the Dream. CBS TV. (1997).
Hale Award for Community Youth Service Award. NYC.
Citation for Outstanding Service, State of New York.
Presented by Gov. Mario Cuomo. (1993).
site award for community service. Brooklyn Society
for Ethical Culture. (1993).
service award. NY State Senate. (1993).
harmony award. NY Knicks. Presented by Anthony Mason
of the Knicks at Racial Harmony Night at Madison Square
National Student-Athlete Day, Giant Steps Award. From
Center for the Study of Sports in Society. Boston,
Lindsay Prize for Race & Ethnic Relations. From
Citizens Committee for NYC. (1993).
Award. From Jewish Board of the Boy Scouts of America.
For distinguished service to youth & scouting
in NYC. (1992).
Superstars Award. Featured on SONY screen in Times
Square, NYC. (1992).
award. Borough of Brooklyn. Presented by Borough President
of the Year. Buffalo, New York public schools. (1981).
Young America Campaign to Help the Handicapped. National
Fifth Prize, Colgate-Palmolive Co. (1981).
of the Year. Buffalo, New York. District award of
merit from Boy Scouts of America. (1980).