Questions About Grants
Please be sure to fill out the form completely, including a complete address (not just the name of the school.) Don’t forget to indicate who the check should be made out to and include your receipts (or invoice if we are paying the vendor directly).
It is occasionally possible for the PIE treasurer to pay for items directly. If you need assistance with paying for items up-front, contact PIE’s treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exception to the January 31st deadline is made for field trips and other experiential grants that take place at a later time. In these cases, the reimbursement form is due ASAP following the event.
In all cases, unless special arrangements have been made well in advance, all grants must be paid out prior to the last day of school.
Large changes that affect the scope or content of the grant require board approval. It is not OK to make major changes to what you have requested without seeking board approval ahead of time.
The most valuable portion of the funding allows students to work in the field using real scientific equipment with real scientists. After their time at the creek or on the beach, many return to the classroom genuinely excited about their contribution to the ongoing environmental science work.
VHS Hands on Science Grant