K-4 PARENT INVOLVEMENT GRANT APPLICATION by eqi19624

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									                                       1998-99
                     K-4 PARENT INVOLVEMENT GRANT APPLICATION

                                        Priority Funding (Check one)

                                     1._____ New Application

                                     2._____ Continuation Application

                                     Grant Amount Requested $

School District/ESC                                                          LEA No.

County                                        Telephone                 FAX No.

Contact Person                                            Position

Mailing Address

City/State/ZIP




Name of Superintendent



Signature of Superintendent


Date


APPLICATION DEADLINE:                               FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1999

SUBMITT APPLICATION TO:                             Arkansas Department of Education
                                                    ATTN: Mary Kaye McKinney, Coordinator
                                                    K-4 Parent Involvement Program
                                                    #4 Capitol Mall, Room 402-B
                                                    Little Rock, Arkansas 72201




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District                                           County                       LEA No.

                                                   ASSURANCES

    1. The recipient of these funds shall ensure that the activities planned under this grant must
       be correlated with the development of Smart Start goals for children in K-4 grades and
       should continue during any summer activities.

    2. The recipient of these funds shall, to the extent possible, coordinate each of its activities
       with other     parent projects that are the same area. Appropriate methods of
       coordination include:

           a. planning the project with organizations and individuals who have similar objectives
              or concerns;

           b. sharing information, facilities, staff, services or other resources; engaging in joint
              activities such as instruction, needs assessment, evaluation, technical assistance, staff
              training and availability of information and materials for other districts;

           c. engaging in joint activities such as instruction, needs assessment, evaluation,
              technical assistance, staff training and availability of information and materials for
              other districts;

           d. not duplicating the effects of funds used under other programs, such as Title I; and

           e. using the project funds to increase the impact of funds made available under other
              programs for the same purposes.

3. The recipient will provide reasonable opportunities for the participation by teachers, parents,
   and other interested agencies, organizations and individuals in the planning and development
   of this program.

4. The recipient will provide program, financial and any other pertinent information as
   requested by the Arkansas Department of Education.




    ___________________________________                                 _________________
    Signature of Superintendent                                         Date




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                                 1998-99 K-4 PARENT INVOLVEMENT BUDGET



    District/ESC                                                      LEA No.


    A. Current year (1998-99) request:                                $

    B. Cash on hand (1997-98) as of February 1, 1999                  +
       Applies only for previously funded
       Parent involvement grantees.

    C. Total                                                          $

    D. Title I funds utilized for parent involvement                  $



                                          Proposed Parent Involvement Budget


       Funding     Employee               Employee   Purchased   Materials/ Other   Totals
       Sources     Salaries               Benefits   Services    Supplies   Objects
       K-4
       Parent
       Involvement
       Grant
       District

       Other

       TOTALS



    Attach a justification of the budget request to delineate expenditures for each column to
    clarify the use of K-4 Parent Involvement Grant only. Do not list individual items of
    materials and supplies, but indicate the purpose of the materials and supplies with the
    projected amount. Identify any amount from Title I that will be utilized.




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                                            REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
                                         PARENT INVOLEMENT PROGRAM

    Available Funding:

    Parent Involvement Programs ($980,000) - Competitive grants, with an average award of
    $8,000 for a one year program for 1997-98, will be available to school district and or
    education service cooperative to encourage the development of exemplary K-4 Parent
    Involvement programs. Priority will be given to the districts who have not been funded.
    Funds may be expended for personnel (certified or non-certified), materials and supplies,
    equipment (contingent upon application and purpose), transportation, pending acceptance of
    a submitted and completed proposal. Programs seeking second or third-year funding will
    need to provide supportive data/evidence of continuation from other sources and justify the
    need for additional funding. The second and third-year programs will be reduced amount
    over previous application.

    Application Processes:

    Each school district interested in operating a Parent Involvement Program should submit a
    formal application (original and two copies) containing:

    I.       Cover Page
    II.      Signed Assurance Page (one per participating district)
    III.     Narrative and Application Components (see Application Components)
    IV.      Budget Page
    V.       Budget Justification
    VI.      Resource Directory Sheet
    VII.     Checklist

    These grants will be awarded through a committee review process and based on a point
    system as provided under each section of the Application Components description. The
    budget will be negotiable depending identified need and considering equitable distribution of
    these grants across the state. The narrative should specify activities to be implemented, types
    of supervision and monitoring offered, a description of the ways in which the parent
    activities will be compatible with the philosophy of the school and how this will be a integral
    part of the Smart Start Initiative. The parent activities planned under this Initiative must be
    correlated with the developmental goals for children in the K-4 grades, not merely and "add-
    on" which bears no relationship to the educational goals.




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                                     LOCAL INITIATIVE EXAMPLE
    Local school districts are encouraged to be original and innovative in their proposals, there is
    no set model that must be followed. A few ideas that have been used successfully in other
    districts are as follows:

    1. School sponsorship of home visitors who take learning materials into the home and help
       parents learn to use them effectively with their children.

    2. Development of school-based enrichment activities which will help parents achieve their
       own academic/literacy and employment goals.

    3. Employment of parent coordinator for the K-4 grades whose primary responsibility is to
       help parents acquire more effective parenting skills.

    4. Purchase of parent involvement materials (video and audio tapes, books, take-home
       equipment, etc.) that can serve as a springboard for more interaction in school activities.

    5. Preparation of home activities that will help parents know what their children are learning
       and ways in which they can facilitate learning at home.

    There are many other models, which can be developed. A district may combine several of
    the above components. You are encouraged to develop your program in collaboration with
    other service organizations in your community and to pool funds from different sources.
    Enclosed is a listing of districts who have developed Parent Involvement Programs which
    also indicates the years that they have been funded. Grant proposals are kept on file and/or
    available for review in the Early Childhood/Reading Office.

    TIME LINES:

        Proposals are due in the Early Childhood and Reading Office at the ADE, postmarked by
         February 26, 1999.

        No more than one grant application per school district (regardless of the number of
         elementary schools) may be submitted.

        Incomplete proposals not meeting the requirements in each component will not be
         reviewed.

        The Department of Education cannot assume any responsibility for screening packet and
         notifying applicants of incomplete or missing information.

        The ADE will arrange evaluations of the grant proposals and notifications of the
         recipients will occur by April 2, 1999.

    For further information, contact either Mary Kaye McKinney or Susan Underwood in the
    Early Childhood and Reading Office at 501-682-5615.


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                                        PARENT INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM
                                         NEW APPLICATION COMPONENTS

  I.     Program Narrative: clearly defined purpose and description/justification need; no more
         than three double-spaced pages; (if a parent involvement program has been initiated
         through other funding sources, provide description and how this proposed project will
         enhance the existing program).
         20 POINTS

II.      Program Maintenance: identify districts' effort/plan to support this program and the
         commitment to continue the program without the availability of these grant funds.
         15 POINTS

III.     Objectives: clearly define objectives, projected time lines and responsible personnel
         (refer to the example page).
         20 POINTS

IV.      Coordination: describe coordination of activities with other parent programs:
         a. parent programs within the school (i.e., Title I, EVEN Start, HIPPY, ABC, etc.)
         b. parent programs outside the school (i.e., health and human service programs)
         c. transition programs for children and families from preschool to kindergarten
         10 POINTS

V.       Evaluation: describe the evaluation process to measure the effectiveness of the parent
         project. Indicate type(s) of data, which will support the success of the program.
         15 POINTS

VI.      Budget: complete the attached budget sheet; including budget justification and identify
         any in-kind/LEA commitment such as Title I, JTPA, local, etc.
         15 POINTS

VII.     Resource Directory Sheet: complete the attached resource information sheet.
         5 POINTS




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                                   PARENT INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM
                                CONTINUATION APPLICATION COMPONENTS

  I.     Program Narrative: provide description of how this proposal will enhance an existing
         program(s). Narrative must clarify program accomplishments by using data/statistics to
         justify continuation of program; no more than three (3) double-spaced pages.
         20 POINTS

II.      Program Maintenance: demonstrate the commitment from the district to continue the
         program and identify the resources for continuation.
         15 POINTS

III.     Objectives: define objectives, projected time lines and responsible personnel (refer to
         the example page). Indicate results of each objective, time line and responsible personnel
         as defined in approved grant. Note any modifications/changes made in objectives.
         20 POINTS

IV.      Coordination: describe coordination of activities with other parent programs;
         a. parent programs within the school (i.e., Title I, EVEN Start, HIPPY, ABC, etc.)
         b. parent programs outside the school (i.e., health and human service programs)
         c. transition programs for children and families from preschool to kindergarten
         10 POINTS

V.       Evaluation: provide data to demonstrate the success of the program, such as number of
         parents accessing the program in school or at home, types of training used and in-services
         with parents or any data which supports the success of the program. Provide copies of
         products, articles, newsletters, brochures or publicity in the appendix.
         15 POINTS

VI.      Budget: complete the attached budget sheet; including budget justification and identify
         any in-kind/LEA commitment such as Title I, JTPA, local, etc.
         15 POINTS

VII.     Resource Directory Sheet: complete the attached resource information sheet.
         5 POINTS




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                                                          EXAMPLE
                                                K-4 PARENT INVOLVEMENT
                                               Project Activity/Time Line Matrix

          For each major objective, identify planned activities that will be implemented during the
          course of the project to meet the objective. For each activity indicated the approximate
          time line and the contact person. The following format is provided for your use.

          Goal:


          Objective:


           Activity                                                 Time Line      Contact Person




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                                         RESOURCE DIRECTORY
                                          INFORMATION SHEET

   Name of District                                              County

   Name of Cooperative Area

   Name of School

   Name of Parent Involvement Program

   Name of Contact Person                                        Position

   Name of Parent Coordinator

   Coordinator/Contact Mailing Address
                                                                            (Street)


                      (City)                           (State)                            (ZIP)

   Telephone                             FAX                     Email

       Brief Description of Program (indicate if specific program/parent curriculum is used)




       Goals of the Parent Involvement




       Evidence/Data Supporting Success of the Project




       Highlights/Other Comments




       Total Number of Years District has Received Funding from K-4 Parent Involvement Grant

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                                                          1998-99
                                         K-4 Parent Involvement Grant Application
                                                         Checklist




          1. Completed Cover with Superintendent's Signature

          2. Assurances with Superintendent's Signature

          3. Program Narrative and Application Components

             All written sections must be double-spaced for review.
             The written sections of the entire grant should not exceed 10 pages (this
              excludes the budget sheet, accompanying justification and appendices).


          4. Completed Budget Sheet

          5. Budget Justification Page

          6. Mail Original and Two (2) Copies by Friday, February 26, 1999

          7. Resource Directory Information Sheet



          *Education service cooperatives coordinating with more than one district within their
          region must submit a letter of commitment with the superintendent's signature for
          each participating school.




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                               K - 4 Parent Involvement Grant Recipients

Programs Funded in 1997-98
Altheimer         DeQueen            Greenbrier     Paris, Magazine, Ozark       Springdale
Arkadelphia       Dermott            Gurdon         Pea Ridge                    Stamps
Bismarck          Dierks             Harrisburg     Perry-Casa                   Star City
Booneville        Elaine             Hatfield       Plainview-Rover              Stone County
Bradley           Emerson            Hazen          Pocahontas                   Trumann
Clarendon         Farmington         Izard County   Quitman                      Union
Conway            Fayetteville       Magnet Cove    Russellville                 Waldo
Crossett          Fort Smith         Mt. View       Sloan-Hendrix                West Side (Cleburne)
Dardanelle        Fountain Lake      Murfreesboro   Smackover                    Westside (Craighead)
Deer              Green Forest       Nettleton      So. Mississippi County


Previously Funded Programs 1993-1997
Acorn                              Hughes                          Saratoga
Arkadelphia                        Izard Count Cons.               Scotland
Bald Knob                          Kirby                           Sheridan
Beebe                              Lewisville                      Siloam Springs
Bentonville                        Lincoln                         Sloan-Hendrix
Blytheville                        Lonoke                          Smackover
Booneville                         LRSD (Rockefeller)              South Mississippi County
Bradley                            Magnet Cove                     Southeast Arkansas ESCo-op
Brinkley                           Marshall                        Springdale
Cabot                              Midland                         Stamps
Calico Rock                        Monticello                      Star City
Camden Fairview                    Mountain Pine                   Stone County
Cave City                          Mountain View                   Texarkana
Clarendon                          Murfreesboro                    Trumann
Conway                             Nettleton                       Union
Cross County                       Northeast Arkansas              Valley Springs
Dequeen/Mena                       Ola                             Van Buren
Dollarway                          Osceola                         Vilonia
Earle                              Palestine-Wheatley              Waldo
El Dorado                          Pangburn                        Walnut Ridge
Elaine                             Paris                           West Side (Cleburne Co.)
Eudora                             Paris, Magazine, Ozark          Westside (Johnson Co.)
Farmington                         Parkin                          White Hall
Forrest City                       Pea Ridge                       Wickes
Fort Smith                         Perry-Casa                      Wilbur D. Mills Co-op
Fountain Lake                      Perryville                      Wynne
Green County Tech                  Plainview-Rover
Green Forest                       Pocahontas
Guy-Perkins                        Prairie Grove
Hamburg                            Prescott
Heber Springs                      Quitman
Horatio                            Rogers
Hot Springs                        Russellville

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