Who can apply?
Lawton Public Schools certified staff can apply. Applications can be from an individual or from a collaborative effort.
Why should you apply?
If you have a creative and innovative idea that will engage your students and enhance their educational experience, but your school lacks funding, please apply! Our desire is to fund grants that motivate, inspire, and enrich your students and supports you, the teacher.
What should you apply for?
Technology hardware, programs, materials, and extracurricular activities that your school budget is unable to fund. If technology is applied for, you must receive pre-approval from the LPS Assistant Director of Educational Technology, Vanessa Perez (Vanessa.Perez@lawtonps.org). We generally do not fund requests that your principal can order from LPS basement supplies. No software subscriptions or licenses will be funded this grant cycle.
Who do the resources belong to?
The resources are the property of Lawton Public Schools and should be placed on your classroom/school inventory. If you transfer to a new school within our district, you may take the resources with you, unless the grant was given to a specific program, group, or school. If you leave the district, the resources will remain the property of LPS.
How is a grant selected?
Each grant is evaluated by members of the LPS Foundation Grant Committee, which is comprised of Pillar members. This committee decides which grants will be funded using a scoring system. Due to a limited amount of funding, not all grants will be funded.
If your grant is not selected, please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.
September 1-September 30: Online grant application period open
NLT December 1: Grants approved, funding announced
NLT March 31: Recipients that receive $500-$1,000 must submit photos with a description. Recipients that receive $1,001 or more must submit a 1-minute video (this can be recorded on a phone.)