FRENCH DUAL LANGUAGE FUND

Project Proposal 
 
2019-2020
Annual Grant Program Application Form 
 
A program of FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the French Dual Language Fund aims to support the expanding network of French dual language and immersion programs in American public schools. Currently this network is comprised of 173 schools in 31 states, serving over 30,000 students. 
 
More information about the Fund can be found here

The Annual Grant Program
We invite teachers and administrators of American K-12 public schools, school districts, state agencies who manage French dual language and immersion programs to apply for a grant in the amount of $1,000 to $10,000 to support a specific project aimed at promoting the objectives of the Fund. The project should address one or more of the five specific program areas: 

1/ Creating or developing a francophone environment in your school (for example, purchase of books, DVDs, CDs, or games for the francophone section of your school library or organization of a francophone event such as film screenings, workshops with francophone authors, theater clubs, and more).

2/ Adapted pedagogical material for the classroom (for example, curriculum supports such as software, DVDs, subscription to TV5, etc. for your French class or subject matter class adapted for French Immersion, costs related to assessment, and more).

3/ Professional development for teachers (for example, sending teachers to France to the CLA or CIEP, sending teachers to professional development institutes in the United States, or supporting the facilitation of workshops with experts identified by the district or the school, and more).

4/ Professional development for administrators (for example, participation by an administrator in a CARLA summer institute, online certification for administrators of dual language programs, supporting the school to invite external experts or consultants to provide council on development of the dual language program, and more)

5/ The expansion of French dual language and immersion programs (for example, start-up costs for new programs, field trips to visit established French DLI schools, curriculum development, adding a new grade level, and more) 

Examples given are intended to provide guidance, but do not represent an exhaustive list of possibilities. The grant will not cover any electronics (ie laptop computers, iPads and eReaders etc.) or consumable stationary supplies. We will privilege projects that impact students year after year. 

Eligibility Criteria
  • be teachers or administrators at a U.S. public school; OR district administrators; OR state-level administrators; OR PTO/PTA affiliated with a French dual language or immersion program;
  • work for a school, district or state which either has or is in the process of creating a French dual language or immersion program that will serve 20 or more students in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • demonstrate that French is used in at least 20% of instruction within the French dual language or immersion program;
  • commit to submitting a report expressing the challenges, opportunities and impact of the project for which the grant was received;
  • provide a completed W-9 with the application. If the application is selected, the grant will be disbursed to the entity whose name appears in box 1 of the W-9 form. See grants disbursement section for more information. 
Timeline

Please note that following feedback from previous grant cycles,the timeline for the Annual Grants program has been moved to the Spring term. This is to allow funding decisions to be included in the budget for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have received a grant for previous cycles, you are more than welcome to apply for the present cycle*. 

April 22, 2019: Application deadline
May 24, 2019: Funding decisions will be announced 
July-August, 2019: Grants will be distributed to selected applicants after contracts are finalized by all parties and provided previous reports have been submitted, if applicable.

*Please note that distribution of grants is dependent on receiving the report from previous projects for which grants have been allocated.
To accommodate for the shift in timeline, 2018-2019 grantees are welcome to apply even without submitting a report. However please note that if selected, grants for 2019-2020 will be distributed upon receiving a full report by Summer 2019. 


Notice
The application form shall present a project for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants who have previously applied and/or received a grant are welcome to apply every year, provided they have submitted the report from previous projects. 

For more information, please contact the Program Manager at: fdlf@face-foundation.org 
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