Ecolab Teacher Grants Program Application Review

Purpose of Application Review

  • Grant applications are individually read and scored by impartial reviewers. Reviewers are volunteers who come from both the SPPS community (staff, teachers, families) and Ecolab. This ensures that programs selected for funding are the ones that appeal to those most invested in their success.  Applications with the highest aggregate average receive funding.

    Reviewers:

    • Can be anyone in the SPPS community interested in participating
    • May dictate their time commitment 
    • Need to be able to follow directions and work independently
    • Must commit to meeting the deadline
    • Do not need to have prior grant application or review experience
    • Do not need to be experts in the kinds of programs proposed 

    Elements to prevent bias:

    • Applications have school and applicant identity redacted
    • Grants staff provide orientation, guidance and a rubric with anchors or characteristics to ensure standardization of scores
    • Reviewers who are also applicants will not review their direct competition (eg: an individual applicant may review team applications)
    • Reviewers are encouraged to recuse themselves from individual applications if they can identify the school or applicant
    • Each application receives a minimum of three reviews
    • Grants staff follow up on scores that deviate significantly from other reviewers' scores for the same application

    If you are interested in becoming part of our review team for the next cycle, please check out our interest form. This isn't confirmation of commitment; we will contact you to discuss availability as we approach the review stage of the timeline.

Reviewer Packets

  • Ecolab review packets can be downloaded as PDF from the links below. You only need to download your assigned packet. If you have any techincal difficulties, questions on the review process, or need to recuse yourself from the review of one or more of the projects in your packet, please contact Madeline Ramirez.

    Links have been disabled as packets have been removed from the system. New links will replace these when the next round of application review begins.

    Download Your Packet

    Individual Primary School Applications

    Team Primary School Applications - Group A

    Team Primary School Applications - Group B 

    Individual Secondary School Applications

    Team Secondary School Applications

    Team Secondary Backup Reviewer Packet

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Last Modified on January 23, 2020