CV-19 Stay Safe Activities Mini-Grant

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: 8-$500 mini-grants

Mini-Grant Criteria:

  • Any Bismarck Public School activities coordinator or coach is eligible to apply for a mini-grant.
  • Mini-grants are geared towards rewarding BPS Activities (both Athletics and Fine Arts) that are showcasing a concerted effort and commitment to minimize the spread of CV-19 within their program
  • Funding can be utilized for program needs or participant recognition

 

Grant Information:

Our BPS program directors have been given the challenging task to not only keep our students engaged in a positive learning environment but to also keep them safe.  With everything that we are dealing with, the Drs. Connell-Jankoviak family would like to reward your program’s efforts by telling us this one thing: What steps has your program taken (or will take) to reduce the spread of CV-19 within our youth? 

These mini-grants were made possible in part by a $7,000 donation from Dr. Connell and family.  This donation was utilized for many different needs within the district in addition to this mini-grant program, including funding for masks and hunger initiatives for underprivileged youth.

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