ICTM Professional Development Grant Proposal
The Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics is dedicated to the on-going professional
development of its members. Every Indiana math student deserves to be taught by teachers
who are knowledgeable in their particular discipline and current in the pedagogy. It is the
ICTM’s desire to help in the continuing development of teachers, particularly where local funds
are insufficient. Therefore the ICTM has set aside four, $500 grants that can be used to
assist in a professional development activity.
1. The number of math teachers involved must be at least five. They must all be currently
teaching in an Indiana grades K-12 school, and at least one must be a current ICTM
member. All involved teachers must be from the same school corporation but not
necessarily the same school.
2. The funds can be used for speaker fees, purchase of books and/or training-related
materials, or conference registration fees.
3. The school or corporation must agree to support the grant in one of two ways:
Contribute a minimum of $100 directly to the project (purchase of materials, speaker fees, or books) OR
Pay a minimum of $300 in related expenses (substitute pay, travel expenses, registration fees).
4. ICTM grant money cannot be used for travel expenses, teacher stipends, or substitute
1. Prepare a typed, double-spaced proposal that includes the following:
Participant information (names, grades taught, grant contact person)
School information (name, address, contact information, principal, enrollment, grade configuration)
Reason why the professional development activity is desired (test scores, PBA plan, staff interest, etc.)
Description of professional development activity (speaker, topic, workshop, conference, dates, location)
A description of how you will provide evidence of how the professional development activity has impacted
teaching and learning in your school (proposal for speaking at an ICTM conference, write an article for the
ICTM journal, survey, etc.)
Statement signed by the principal or superintendent describing the school’s or corporation’s financial support
2. The grant contact person must submit a one-page report no later than 30 days after the
activity has taken place. This should include a budget report showing debits and credits.
3. There will be two postmarked deadlines during each calendar year: April 10th and
October 10th. Two grants will be awarded during each cycle.
4. The proposals will be read by a committee and responses will be given approximately
twenty days after the deadline.
Send your grant proposal to: Jolene Swinehart
20258 Blue Heron Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46528