We have not yet required a teacher to return unused funds. Of course, we expect the application “Cost of Project” portion to be filled out explicitly and to be followed precisely should we award the teacher. If money is left over, CapEd should have already been notified about differences in application vs. actual spending.
Yes, please communicate with CapEd if your project changes in any way. There have been instances where teachers are not happy with materials they have ordered, or the project does not reach a high enough standard after a test run. In these cases, we want to work with you to find a way to use your grant money in a way that is acceptable. Please remember that your project was chosen by our Selection Committee based on specific standard and content, as well as its value to education.
Should your project change, its value may be lowered, thus creating a situation where you may not have won initially and someone else may have been chosen. Therefore, projects must stay as close as possible to the original idea, and the teacher needs to communicate all possible changes with CapEd before they occur. Thank you for your cooperation in this.
Each grant winner will be given a “Project Expenditure Form” and a “Project Recap” form to report the completion of their project. The Project Expenditure Form is due within two months of receiving the grant, and the Project Recap Form is due by May 15, 2017.
These mandatory forms allow the Idaho CapEd Foundation and the Teacher Grant Selection Committee to see how the grant money was spent, and how the project benefited students and education.
These forms are available on the Teacher Grant Winners portion of our website; instructions are there as well. Photos and samples are highly encouraged to show the Selection Committee how the money was used.
The selection committee will select a project that meets these qualifications: