BPSF Teacher Mini-Grant Program

Grant Submission Deadlines:

  • Fall Cycle- October 1st
  • Sprint Cycle- April 1st

Conditions for Receiving Grants

  • Grant recipient shall agree to use grant funds solely for purpose intended and requested. If the project changes significantly from the original request notify the BPSF immediately.
  • Within one month after the project is completed, the grantee shall complete the grant verfication form evaluating the grant project and showing that the funds were used as requested and awarded.
  • Grantees shall return any unused funds from the grant award to the BPSF within one month after the project is completed. If a project cannot be implemented, the grantee shall immediately return all funds to the BPSF.

Any material acquired shall remain at the sponsoring school.

Amount Awarded: 10-$250 mini-grants

Mini-Grant Criteria:

  • Any Bismarck Public School Teacher is eligible to apply for a mini-grant.
  • Mini-grants are geared towards helping BPS teachers with their classroom needs. 

  • Requests must be consistent with the BPS mission and be within the BPS Foundation’s areas of interest.

 

Grant Information:

We know teachers are working hard for our BPS students, so the application for this mini-grant is simple! Just tell us this one thing: If you had an extra $250 to enhance the classroom experience for your students, what would you do with it?

These mini-grants were made possible in part by a $22,000 donation from Eide Ford/Eide Chrysler.  This donation was utilized for many different needs within the district, including special education training, Giving Hearts Day sponsorship, teacher appreciation and technology needs within Solheim elementary. 

Apply for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in earning a grant from the BPS Foundation. The process needs to be completed in two parts.

Complete the BPS Grant Process Form

Please note: Mini-grant submissions are not required to fill out the BPS Grant Process Form.

 

Fill out the web application

Please note: Mini-grant application forms must be accessed by clicking on the mini-grant in which you are applying for.

 

Grant Approvals

Grants applicants for the October cycle should receive an update on their grant by mid-November. April cycle applicants should receive an update on their grant request by mid-May.

Awardees are required to submit a grant verification form to verify usage of funds. The submission deadline for this form is as follows:

  • October deadline: June 30th of the following year
  • April deadline: December 31st of that calendar year

Grant Application and Selection Process

Mini-Grant Criteria:

  • Any Bismarck Public School Teacher is eligible to apply for a mini-grant.
  • Mini-grants are geared towards helping BPS teachers with their classroom needs. 

  • Requests must be consistent with the BPS mission and be within the BPS Foundation’s areas of interest.

 

The BPSF grants committee reviews application and makes recommendations to the BPSF board of directors for approval.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
P: 701.323.4093
Bismarck Public Schools Foundation

OUR MISSION

Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
701-323-4093