Grants/Funding

There are numerous opportunities for grants and funding at P.K. Yonge. These opportunities include mini-grants for teachers (PTO), travel grants (SAC), summer development opportunities, and external grant proposals

Teacher Mini-Grants (PTO)

Teacher mini-grants are available to all classroom teachers on campus. These grants,  up to $200 for an individual and up to $400 for a group, are funded by the PTO and usually focus on curriculum projects.

Teachers must complete the PTO Funding Request and make the request in person at a PTO meeting – held on the second Thursday of the month in the Community Classroom, at 5:30pm. To request a slot on the PTO agenda, please contact the PTO President, Catherine Cake | gatorcat@myself.com.

Once awarded the grant and purchases are complete grantees should provide a personal thank you note to the PTO. Presentations regarding the impact of the award are greatly appreciated.

 

Travel Grants (SAC)

Travel grants for participation in professional learning conferences are reviewed and approved by the School Advisory Council (SAC) for up to $500. Faculty are encouraged to apply as early as possible as funds are limited.

The SAC Travel Funding Application must be presented in person at a SAC meeting prior to travel. SAC meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. To be added to a SAC meeting agenda for travel funding requests, please contact Lynda Hayes | lhayes@pky.ufl.edu

Recipients of SAC travel grants are required to present a summary of their presentation at the next SAC meeting after returning from the conference or professional learning activity.

 

Summer Development Opportunities

During the summer, professional development activities are offered to faculty as internally funded grants. Each year, a variety of opportunities are offered and shared with faculty via email and the web.

 

External Grants

There are many funding agencies external to P.K. Yonge. Faculty who are interested in applying for an external grant, please notify the Director Lynda Hayes – lhayes@pky.ufl.edu.

Please include:

  1. provide focus of grant
  2. funding agency
  3. link to RFP/Application

Support will be provided.

Be aware that grant applications must be submitted to Sherrie Sullivan sullivan@pky.ufl.edu in the Business Office at least 5 days prior to the official grant submission deadline. Large awards require processing and approval by UF which may take some time.