Response to Intervention (RtI) Grants

Academic Year: 2020-2021

Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Notice of Award: August 1, 2020

Eligibility: Montreal Jewish Day Schools

Contact Information: Dr. Carly Rosenzweig by email via carly.rosenzweig@bjec.org

These grants are offered in order to improve a school’s ability to support ALL students within a multi-tiered service delivery model.

There are two categories of grants: Project Grants and RtI Start-Up Grants

PROJECT GRANTS: RtI Project Grant project are for schools already collecting data in the academic area for which you are applying. Specifically, Students At-Risk, Comprehension Across the Curriculum and Executive Function and Study Skills.  Project Grants will not be awarded to projects that do not respond to existing data.

RTI START-UP GRANTS: RtI Start-Up Grants are for schools in the process of establishing the fundamental elements of the RtI framework.  Specifically, universal screening and progress monitoring.

Submitted grants should have a clear goal, target audience, implementation plan with measurable outputs as well as a detailed budget projection.  Grants proposal with a clear and complete plan will have a greater chance of being funded. 

Your school may apply for more than one grant within and/or across the categories.  However, it is strongly encouraged that you prioritize your submissions in order to increase the likelihood of being funded. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Carly Rosenzweig by email.  

Schools may apply for more than one (1) grant within and across the five (5) available RtI grants.

RtI Project Grants

 

Students At-Risk Grant

Comprehension across the Curriculum Grant

Executive Functions and Study Skills Grant

Description: The Students At-Risk Grant provides funds to assist schools in addressing the needs of students who are at-risk of educational failure. Funds can be used to support students identified as at-risk in the areas of reading (English / French) or math.

 

Description: The Comprehension across the Curriculum Grant provides support for teaching comprehension strategies to support students’ ability to build knowledge and apply understanding within and across the content areas (Math, Science, Geography, History etc…).

Description : The Executive Function and Study Skills Grant provides support for the implementation of a structured approach to the teaching of executive function and/or study skills in the general classroom as part of Tier 1 education.

 

 

Individual Grant Amount: up to $5000

Grades:  Kindergarten – Grade 11

Individual Grant Amount: up to $3000

Grades:  Grades 3 – 11

 Individual Grant Amount: up to $3000

Grades:  Kindergarten – Grade 11

  

RtI Start-Up Grants

 

Universal Screening

Progress Monitoring

Description: The Universal Screening Grant provides funds to assist schools in collecting and analyzing students’ universal screening data. 

 

Description : The Progress Monitoring Grant provides support collecting and analyzing students’ progress monitoring data. 

 

Individual Grant Amount: up to $5000

Grades:  Kindergarten – Grade 11

Individual Grant Amount: up to $3000

Grades:  Kindergarten – Grade 11

Funds may be used to purchase program material and/or provide professional development for classroom and resource room teachers.

 

The granting committee will review the school’s applications and announce the grant recipients within one month of receipt.  Grant recipients will receive:

  1. Financial assistance to be used during the 2020 – 2021 academic school year.
  2. Access to professional development services, ongoing coaching and support for school administrators, teachers and school personnel by BJEC educational consultants.

Grant recipients will be required to adhere to the following criteria. They must:

  1. Use the grant funds only as specified in the approved grant application.
  2. Participate in mid-year and end-of-year evaluation report.
  3. Submit mid-year report (due January 2021) and end-of-year report (due June 30, 2021) including a request for reimbursement which accounts for the appropriate uses of grant funds (invoices and proof of payments required for all items).