Anchorage School District

Grants Office

Samples of winning proposals by ASD teachers and staff

Samples are accompanied by the grant-maker guidelines to which they were written, if separate from the application itself.

Newest grant proposal samples

Sharing the Dream Project (PDF)
Heather Mildon, Chester Valley Elementary

To provide engaging learning opportunities for students which incorporate the history, beliefs, and traditions of cultural groups represented in our community.  Events planned as part of the project will bring parents into the school, facilitate connections between members of our school community and enhance student learning.  The grant source is NAESP Foundation and MetLife Foundation.

"Take Five, Teach Five" Mentoring Project – ING Unsung Heroes (PDF)
Kaiya Kaltenborn, Mt. Spurr Elementary School

To support an oral storytelling project for first grade students.   The grant will supply digital voice recorders and carrying cases. The grant source is ING Financial Services.

Airport Heights Native Dance Group - Cultural Collaborations Project (PDF)
Jessica Limbird, Airport Heights Elementary School

To create an Airport Heights traditional Native Dance Group, focusing on Yup'ik and other Alaska Native group dancing.   The grant source is Rasmuson Foundation administered by the Alaska State Council in the Arts.

Chris Crutcher/Young Adult Author - Cultural Collaborations Access (PDF)
Wendy Leseman, Hanshew Middle School

To host two assemblies and a writing workshop in early March 2010 with Chris Crutcher, a young adult author who writes about contemporary teen issues.   The grant source is Rasmuson Foundation administered by the Alaska State Council in the Arts.

Jack Dalton Artist Residency – Artist in Schools (PDF)
Amy Dalton, Kasuun Elementary School

To provide a two-week artist-in-residency in April 2009 with Jack Dalton, a Yup'ik storyteller, writer, and teacher.  Mr. Dalton will work with students in grades four through six to explore their heritage through storytelling, writing, craft and dance.  The grant source is Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Pratt Museum Exhibit – Cultural Collaborations Excursions (PDF)
Dawn Wilcox, Rogers Park Elementary

To support a class of fourth graders to visit the exhibit "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of the People and Place" at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, in May 2010.  The museum visit will help prepare the students for conducting science research and community service in the area by adding a cultural and historical perspective to learning about the geography, people and animals of the Kachemak Bay area.  The grant source is Rasmuson Foundation administered by the Alaska State Council in the Arts.

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries (PDF)
Cindy Mans, Willow Crest Elementary

To promote the love of reading as well as support the language arts curriculum.  The grant provides books and materials selected to improve four areas of need which will impact the entire student body, from the emergent readers embarking into their first chapter books to older students still trying to define themselves as readers.  The grant source is Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.




Older grant proposal samples

Alaska/Russia Climate Change Examination (PDF)
Shared Beringian Heritage Program RFP
Michelle Whaley, West High School

This project, supported by multiple grants, develops partnerships between West High’s Russian program and Russia.  The grant source is the National Park Service.

Arctic Survival in Alaska (PDF)
Bob Adkins, SAVE School

This project is an outdoor survival science class for high school students.  The grant source is National Science Teachers Association and Toyota, Inc.

Game On in Alaska! Libraries, Literacy and Gaming Grant (PDF)
Ann Morgester, Library Curriculum

This project is to expand the successful gaming program Dance Dance Revolution used at Hanshew to all middle schools for libraries to host gaming events for their school. The grant source is the American Library Association.

Gladys Wood Elementary Cultural Collaborations Excursions Grant (PDF)
Arts Excursions Grant Application (PDF)
Jennifer Ratchye Rinaldi, Gladys Wood Elementary

To provide an opportunity for 50 students in grades three and four to visit the Alaska Native Cultural Heritage Center to hear ancient oral traditions and string stories from Yup’ik and Inupiaq teachers, view the film “Games of the North” and tour the various village sites. Subsequent classroom activities will include in-depth studies of each of the Alaska Native cultures, the history and geography of Alaska, and current issues facing Alaska Natives.

Micro-Society (PDF)
Nicole Sommerville, Eagle River Elementary

This project implements Micro-Society in the first phase of a school-wide initiative at Eagle River Elementary School. The grant source is the National Council on Economic Education.

Non-fiction is Fun: Independent Beginning Readers and Non-Fiction (PDF)
Grant guidelines (These guidelines are nearly identical to the ones with which the sample grants were written)
Dona Helmer, College Gate Elementary

This is a project to improve first grade students' reading, vocabulary and writing skills and to improve their attitude toward reading by reading and studying non-fiction paperbacks.  The grant source is Cook Inlet Literacy Council.

Project MMIC (Moshi Moshi is for Community!) (PDF)
Janice Gullickson, World Languages Program

This project expanded the Japanese language instruction program in the ASD. The grant source is the U.S. Department of Education.

Reading, Writing and Thinking Like Scientists ING Unsung Heroes Awards 2006 (PDF)
Grant guidelines (These guidelines are nearly identical to the ones with which the sample grants were written)
Dona Helmer, College Gate Elementary

This is for a scientific research project on owls by fourth grade students in which they learn and practice reading, writing, and presentation skills.  The grant source is ING.

Tanglewood Park Board Walk (PDF)
Linda Hulen, Bowman Elementary

This project established an outdoors science classroom in the wetlands at Tanglewood Park near Bowman Elementary School. The grant source is the Anchorage Park Foundation.

Youth Arts Program with Out North (and guidelines) (PDF)
Harlod Green, Steller Secondary School

This project is to develop after-school programs in performance, film-making, and spoken-word poetry for 7th - 9th grade Steller students using local teaching artists and visiting national artists contracted by Out North. The grant source is the Rasmuson Foundation, through the Alaska State Council on the Arts.



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