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The GATE Parents Group offers grants to San Mateo Union High School District teachers who directly affect the enrichment of GATE students as well as other students. Grants of up to $1,500 plus up to five hours of teacher time 1 will be awarded based on innovation, project originality and the ability to impact GATE students. Preference will be given to innovative learning projects. Projects that can be piloted in other schools and/or classrooms are of particular interest to the GATE Parents Group.

We Will Fund:

  • Innovative technology
  • Enriching speakers, workshops, presenters
  • Innovative programs, equipment and materials
  • Educational experiences that are tied to curiculum
  • Travel within the greater Bay Area for enriching and innovative programs
  • Up to five (5) hours of teacher time at the district workshop rate to develop and plan a program (to be paid after completion of the Grant Report)

We Will Not Fund:

  • Basic technology that should be provided by the school
  • Books, equipment and materials that are part of the basic, required curriculum and should be provided by the school
  • Fees for activities and events taking place outside of the greater Bay Area
  • Furniture, infrastructure, or capital equipment (including musical instruments)
  • Professional Development
  • Accommodations
  • Travel outside of the greater Bay Area
  • Food expenses
  • Teachers who have already applied for and received a grant within the current school year.
  • Teachers who have received a grant previously and have not submitted a completed Grant Report
  • Grant applications received between April 1st and August 15th

Application:

The grant application (.pdf) submitted by principals by the 1st day of each calendar month of the school year will be reviewed by the GATE Parents Group by the meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Questions? Contact The Grant Coordinator Board Member

Report:

After the grant funds have been spent, we seek a report on how the funds were spent; what worked and what did not work in regards to the project. grant report (.pdf) .

Focus Grants:

We also provide focus topic grants annually to each school. These grants are intended to assist a specified program in the school.

1. Teacher prep time is paid at the District Workshop rate. This payment is not made until a report is submitted.

Last Updated 10/27/2017