A special grant program for South Dakota teachers!

Thanks to Dakota Resources for making this possible.

March 20, 2017 |
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The Rural Schools Collaborative is pleased to announce that Dakota Resources is proud to sponsor a special and targeted opportunity for South Dakota educators to participate in this year's Grants in Place program. The special program is called Growing Together Better!

Thanks to a generous commitment from Dakota Resources, the Growing Together Better component of the Grants in Place program will fund 4-6 projects in South Dakota for the 2017-18 school year. While the Grants in Place program is open to teachers from across the country, this special South Dakota Grants in Place offering is only open to South Dakota rural teachers.

In addition to utilizing place-based learning principles, South Dakota projects should address a community issue, thus engaging students in making their community a better place. With this in mind, educators are encouraged to work with local community and economic development groups. This might mean inviting community leaders to be a part of the learning project, or it could include involving students in existing projects that community leaders are addressing.

The deadline for application to this innovative South Dakota program is May 5, 2017. Apply here.

Growing Together Better Application Instructions:

The application process is intended to be short and simple. In addition to basic contact and budget information, the applicant is asked to write a short narrative of the project. This narrative should describe the project, what students will learn, and how the project will make the community a better place.

  • Applicant Name
  • Applicant Email
  • Daytime Phone
  • Superintendent’s Name
  • School District Name
  • School Address
  • Total Amount Requested from Grants in Place
  • Total Cost of Project
  • Project Name
  • Narrative of the Project (up to 300 words)

Application Deadline: May 5 (this date applies only to applications for the South Dakota program. The regular deadline of April 15 applies to all other applications). South Dakota applicants should apply here.

We want to thank Dakota Resources president, Beth Davis, South Dakota RSC board member, Jim Beddow, and South Dakota RSC advocate, Mike Knutson, for their support of this effort.

†Dr. Jim Beddow, longtime RSC advocate, board member and chair emeritus, and passed away on June 25, 2023. Read more about his legacy.

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