Application Process

Applications require the signature of a building administrator or the superintendent.  The administrators should indicate whether the application requests support for an activity which meets the District’s Student Activity Definition and Philosophy Statement.  The administrator should also provide written comment on the application.  EITHER THE APPLICANT OR THE ADMINISTRATOR SHOULD THEN SUBMIT EIGHT (8) COPIES OF THE COMPLETED/SIGNED APPLICATION to the Allocations Committee of LEAF in compliance with funding cycle deadlines.  Recommendations for funding will be made by the Allocations Committee and approved by the LEAF Board of Directors.


Funding Cycles:

Funding request will be considered twice annually according to the following schedule:

Fall Cycle: Applications deadline:  October 1
The LEAF Allocations Committee must receive eight completed and signed applications by this date. Funding decisions will be made in late October.

Spring Cycle: Application deadline:  March 1
The LEAF Allocations Committee must receive eight completed and signed applications by this date. Funding decisions will be made in late March.

Funded projects must occur primarily within the 12 month period following the grant award.  LEAF does not fund projects which have been completed prior to the application deadline for the funding cycle in which the application is submitted.

Grantee Final Reporting Requirement: Each grantee must complete a Final Report within 60 days of the completion of the project and submit it to the LEAF Board of Directors.  Grantees funded for on going activities should submit the Final Report within 60 days of the receipt of funds.  LEAF funds are to be used for their intended purpose only.  If, for any reason, the proposed activity/project does not materialize, the full amount of the award is to be returned to LEAF. The LEAF Granting Program will be evaluated annually by the Board of Directors.

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