Grants & Programs

PIE is proud to offer $104,000 for the 2019-20 school year to our Craven County Schools educators and administrators in a variety of grants that are designed to get the extra resources our school system needs to purchase new equipment and supplies and assist our teachers to effectively implement programs in their classrooms. We offer grants that are funded by our business and individual partners that provide opportunities that might not otherwise be available.

Teachers:  All members of PIE earn one extra point added to the average of the reviewing committee’s score on the rubric for PIE Grants and International Paper Math and Science Grants.  See your PIE School Ambassador to learn more about how you can become a member of PIE and earn that extra point on your rubric.  Follow this link for a listing of PIE School Ambassadors. Visit the Get Involved section – Membership in PIE section of this website to join on line.

Quick Links:

  • The PIE Program Committee has produced a Grant Writing Video for our Craven County educators to assist them with applying for grants through PIE.   Follow this link to view the video.
  • In terms of technology (for service and conformity), all items should be on the Craven County Schools Technology List (for any questions, contact Ross Friebel at Ross.Friebel@cravenk12.org).  For a list of those items, please follow this linkBe sure you are logged into your Rapid Identity email to access the shared drive. 
  • To view a listing of previous grant winners, follow this link (in your download folder):   Grant Winners.
  • PIE has a grants resource guide for the educators and administrators of Craven County Schools.  This guide lists grants from outside organizations (foundations, etc.) and is titled “A Grants Resource Guide.”  To access this guide, follow this link.   Be sure you are logged into your Rapid Identity email to access the shared drive.  
  • PIE Grants submitted through google docs must be accompanied by Principal’s Approval Letter.  Follow this link for a sample approval letter. (In your download folder)

 

Applying for Grants Administered by PIE

School Year 2019-20

 

All grants are available on Google Docs at this link: https://drive.google.com/a/craven.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B19oD2-jDW7FYzBZQjlsdWVPZFE&usp=sharing.

Be sure you are logged into your Rapid Identity email to access the shared drive.  You must be a Craven County Schools employee to access the grants and to be eligible to apply for grants administered by PIE.

 

  • The TRAA Art, International Paper Literacy, Bate Individual School, Col Ferry STEM, Aspire to Inspire, PBL – Lead the Way, Super Science (high school and middle school), Toyota of New Bern Tech, and Wells Fargo Tech Grants are in Request for Proposal (RFP) format.  See the individual RFPs for more information on how to submit the grant (in shared drive – go to Grants Administered by PIE for the listing of individual RFPs).
  • PIE Grants and International Paper Math and Science Grants are to be submitted using Google Docs/Forms (in shared drive – go to Grants Administered by PIE).

Every effort has been made to assure the grant applications are easy to use. However, if you should experience difficulties, please contact Darlene Brown at 514-6321 or Darlene.Brown@Cravenk12.org .

 

Due Dates for Grants Administered by PIE – 2019-20

 

  •   International Paper Math & Science Grant – open to all educators – any grade – math and/or science focus – multiple grants per school accepted and encouraged. Apply for up to $250 (four will be awarded per cycle). Two Cycles – Due 9/25 (closed) & 2/12/20, 5:00 pm.  (recipients announced late March)

 

  •   PIE Grants – any grade – any subject – multiple grants per school accepted and encouraged. Apply for up to $1,500 (up to $12,000 will be awarded each cycle) – Two Cycles – Due 10/9 (closed)  (recipients will be announced early December) & 1/15 (recipients announced late February), 5:00 pm.

 

  •   NEW! PBL – Leading the Way – any grade – multiple grants per school accepted and encouraged – project-based learning focus. Apply for up to $500 (one will be awarded). Due 10/9 (closed), 5:00 pm (recipients will be announced early December).

 

  •   TWO Super Science Grants – middle & high school science teachers are eligible – science focus – multiple grants per school accepted and encouraged.   Apply for up to $500 (one middle and one high school level will be awarded).  Due 10/30, 5:00 pm. (recipients will be announced early December)

 

  •   TRAA Art Grant – apply for up to $250 (eight will be awarded) – any grade, all art teachers are eligible – one grant per school. Due 10/23, 5:00 pm. (recipients will be announced early December)

 

  •   NEW! International Paper Literacy Grant – apply for up to $5,000 (two will be awarded) – all principals are eligible – literacy focus – one grant per school.  Due 10/23, 5:00 pm.  (recipients will be announced early December)

 

  •   The Bate Foundation Individual School Grant – apply for up to $5,000 ($30,000 will be awarded) – all principals are eligible – art, music, health and fitness, and athletics focus – one grant per school. Due 10/23, 5:00 pm. (recipients will be announced early December)

 

  •   NEW! Col. Todd Ferry STEM Grant – apply for up to $2,000 (one will be awarded) – all principals are eligible – STEM focus – one grant per school. Due 10/23, 5:00 pm. (recipients will be announced early December)

 

  •   Aspire to Inspire Grant – apply for up to $500 (one will be awarded) – all 2nd-grade teachers are eligible – one grant per school – Math and/or Science focus. Due 10/23, 5:00 pm. (recipients will be announced early December)

 

  •   Wells Fargo Tech Grant and Toyota of New Bern Tech Grant – apply for up to $3,000 (each) principals apply, any grade level – technology for your school – one grant per school.  Both are due 12/4, 5:00 pm. (recipients will be announced late January)

 

 

Beginning Teachers’ Store:

The Harold H. Bate Foundation awarded PIE $25,000 for the 2018-19 school year for the Beginning Teachers’ Store.  This award funds an incentive-based program that provides needed classroom materials, as well as technology items for our new teachers (first three years).  The store will be held at Grover C. Fields Middle School, in the Cheryl Marteney Beginning Teachers’ Cottage on the following dates:

Thursday, Oct. 24th ~ 2:45-4:45
Tuesday, Oct. 29th ~ 2:45-4:45
Thursday, Nov. 21st ~ 3:45-5:00
Tuesday, Dec. 17th ~ 2:45-4:45
Wednesday, Dec. 18th ~ 2:45-4:45
Thursday, Jan. 23rd ~ 3:45-5:00
Tuesday, Feb. 18th ~ 2:45-4:45
Thursday, Feb. 20th ~ 2:45-4:45
Thursday, Mar. 26th ~ 3:45-5:00
Tuesday, Apr. 28th ~ 2:45-4:45
Thursday, Apr. 30th ~ 2:45-4:45
Thursday, May 7th ~ 3:45-5:00 (if needed)

For more information on the Beginning Teachers’ Store, contact Necia Swain at Necia.Swain@CravenK12.org, Brad Langhans at Brad.Langhans@CravenK12.org, Staci Boyd at Staci.Boyd@CravenK12.org or Taejon Owens at taejon.owens@cravenk12.org .

If you would like to donate items to the store, contact Darlene Brown at Darlene.Brown@CravenK12.org.

 

 

 

For more information about Partners In Education, our programs and grants, or how you can donate, call Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Craven County Partners In Education at (252) 514-6321 or email us at Darlene.Brown@cravenk12.org.

By working together we can all make a difference in education in Craven County Schools.

 

 

For more information on PIE programs or how you can get involved, contact us by email at Darlene.Brown@cravenk12.org or call us (252) 514-6321.  Fax number:  (252) 514-6352.