Educator grants are available to Okeechobee County teachers/volunteers for projects that demonstrate agriculture or environmental conservation.
Statement of Intent
OSWCD Educator Grant program strives to fund projects that teach Okeechobee school children
about the importance of natural resources and its interaction with agriculture.
o All proposals must be mailed or hand delivered to the OSWCD office.
o Applications for the Educator Grant are accepted throughout the year. However, specific
cut off dates are set quarterly to allow for selection. The following are cut off dates:
o March 30
o June 30
o September 30
o December 31
Certified Florida public or private teachers, home educators, or volunteer educators engaged in
instruction of natural resource and conservation concerns or sustainable agriculture concepts in grades
o Natural resources/conservation concepts must be included in project.
o Students must be directly involved.
o A final report about the project must be completed after project completion and
emailed to OSWCD no later than 30 days after completion date.
o A detailed budget with estimated expenses listed in a spreadsheet or table format must be
included in the application.
o Grant money cannot be used for consumables unless the food items are an integral part of
the lesson plan and the end product.
o Failure to comply with these reporting requirements will result in the automatic removal
of the educator from consideration for future grant requests.
o Transportation will only be considered in situations where a justifiable need is
demonstrated in the application.
o Grant checks not cashed within 60 days after receipt will become null and void.
o Grant checks will be made payable to the school, not to an individual unless applicant is a
o Half of the grant money is paid up front and the other half is paid when project is
complete. Under certain circumstances, other arrangements can be arranged.
EDUCATOR GRANT APPLICATION
Title of Project:
Contact Person and Organization:
Contact Person and Organization Address:
Phone: ( )
Email Address (Required):
Amount Requested: $
Number of Youth served:
Ages/Grade Levels of youth served:
Purpose of Project:
Description of Project:
Is this an existing project? ______ Yes or ______ No
Has this project recieved OSWCD grant money before? ____ Yes or ____ No
If yes, specifically identify how the requested funds will improve or expand your current program.
Description of how this project will expose students to natural resource conservation:
Projected outcomes and measurable impact:
Statement of need for this project:
Budget: Can be put on additional page if needed.
Project Timeline: Can be put on additional page if needed.
By signing this document I am acknowledging that the school is aware of this grant application and project.
Principal’s Signature (If applicable)