Clint S. Malone Memorial
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
About this special request for proposals:
The Education Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the
Clint S. Malone Memorial Fund, a charitable fund at the Indian River Community Foundation. These
grant dollars will be used to fund proposals to develop projects and programs focused on STEM
education to improve the level of STEM instruction in Indian River County and to prepare students
for careers in high-tech vocations.
The grants will honor the memory and legacy of the late Clint S. Malone. Mr. Malone was tragically killed
by a drunk driver on October 13, 2007 while riding his bike next to his wife Jennifer in Panama City
Mr. Malone had a great passion for education. He loved to read, write and excelled in mathematics. He
also enjoyed playing golf with his friends and swimming. Mr. Malone believed the key to success was to
have confidence in one’s self and to develop strong social skills.
Important details about this request of proposals:
The Education Foundation will offer the Clint S. Malone Memorial Grants under their Great Ideas! Grant
Program. Public and private primary and secondary schools in Indian River County may apply for grants
from $2,500 up to $10,000. The total amount that may be awarded is $10,000. The grant guidelines
and applications are listed below and are available on the Education Foundation website:
www.edfoundationirc.org. All proposals are due by Monday, July 9, 2012. Grant recipients will be
notified by Monday, July 23, 2012. Recipients will be asked to a special press conference on Monday,
August 13. All funds are to be used during the 2012-2013 school year. Selected projects must align
with the school district or independent school STEM goals and must deliver measurable outcomes
associated with achieving these objectives.
Grant Application Guidelines:
Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2012
Please send an electronic copy of the grant application and detailed budget to:
email@example.com. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m.,
Monday, July 9, 2012. An additional copy must be signed by the principal or supervisor
and mailed or faxed before the deadline to: P.O. Box 7046, Vero Beach, FL 32961 or
Amount of Requested ($2,500 – up to $10,000):
Project Title: ____________________________________________________________
Amount Requested $_____ (Please attach a detailed, line itemized budget to support this request)
School Name, Grade(s) and Subjects Involved: __________________________________
Principal’s Name: _________________________________________________________
Principal/Supervisor’s Signature ___________________________________ Date: ____
Grant Submitted by: ______________________________________________________
Grant Author’s Email Address: _______________________________________________
Grant Author’s Phone Number: _______________________________________________
Please use separate page(s) (not to exceed five (5) pages, in font not smaller than 12 points),
using the following to organize your narrative:
1. Problem and Need: Provide a full description of the proposed project. Be
specific about the needs to be met by this project. How is the proposed
program an innovative way to engage students in the STEM fields? Who is
the target group you hope to reach? Why have they been selected? Provide
supportive data to demonstrate the need.
2. Program/Project Goals: Describe the goals and overall impact of the project
or program. What outcomes do you anticipate? What data will you collect?
How will the data be used to track goals and outcomes?
Selected projects must align with federal and state initiatives that have
increased the push for STEM education in the public and independent
schools. Project and program goals need to demonstrate:
Transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a
curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory
learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order
to find solutions.
Require activities that are long ranging and require constructing
(engineering) a product using the design cycle whereby students are
involved in creating, testing, revising and retesting their product.
Involve research and collaboration. As teachers move forward in
offering STEM based activities, the student will become better
equipped for the 21st century workforce.
Tracking of success will be monitored by teachers and administrators
to determine the success of these programs/projects by tracking
learning gains on district/school benchmark scores and state FCAT
3. Program/Project Design: Describe your program objectives, activities,
strategies, staffing, partners, timeline, and how the design will enable you to
address the problem or need. Identify the project as new or as a continuing
4. Sustainability: Specify your plans for financing the project. Include an
attached, separate, itemized budget that details line by line what is needed
to support the project. List other financing sources or strategies that you
Additional Grant Submission Specifications:
1. Projects must be implemented during the 2012/2013 school year unless a
grant extension has been approved by the Board of Directors of the
Education Foundation of Indian River County, Inc.
2. Recipients not in compliance with the evaluation component will not be
eligible for future grants.
3. A year end report of how all funds were utilized and project outcomes will
be due to the Education Foundation no later than May 31, 2013. Copies of all
expense receipts will also need to be included in the report.
These grants are funded the Clint S. Malone Memorial Fund, a charitable fund at the Indian River