Program Goal:  The NCMLE Grant Program seeks to reward middle-grades teachers who are innovative in their approach to teaching by providing resources not available through normal school funding. All projects must align with one of the four Schools to Watch components: Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, or Organizational Structures & Processes.

Grant Eligibility: Grants must directly impact students’ learning, in some form or fashion, and serve the 6-8 grade population in NC. 

NCMLE Grants Available: Two, $1,000 grants are available. Grant recipients also receive a free registration to the annual NCMLE conference. 

Grant Requirements: 

  1. All funds must be used during the current school year.  Grant funds are made      payable to the school.
  2. Submit pictures and / or video that represents the grant in action. 
  3. Acknowledge NCMLE on individual websites and in classroom newsletters. 

Grant Guidelines:

· If you are requesting equipment or technology, be sure to have a creative project to correspond with the items requested. 

· Grants funds may be used to purchase materials and items from any source.  Use of “State Contract” is not necessary. 

· Keep in mind that if you receive a grant and then transfer to another school, your principal has the discretion to decide if equipment purchased with your grant remains with the school or you. 

Application Procedures:

  1. Grant applications must be complete and submitted to NCMLE no later than 11:59pm on December 1, 2019. 
  2. All questions on the application must be  answered and have the signature of the principal in order to be considered complete. 
  3. Submit application and questions via email to Dr. James Davis :

Application Guidelines: 

· Applications MUST be legible and easy to understand. Please proofread.

· Applications that are detailed and well-written are more likely to be funded.

Grant Evaluation: 

Grants are reviewed by the selection committee which may be comprised of the following: Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Board Members.  

Grant Awards:

You may receive full or partial funding if your grant is selected. Grant recipients will be notified no later than January 5, 2020. Grant monies will be written to the school

Grant Application

NCMLE advocates for and provides services to all middle school stakeholders:  students, teachers, administrators, district-office leaders, university professors, and many others.  NCMLE partners with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform with “Schools to Watch” efforts.