GRANT COVER LETTER Faculty Innovation Grants
Taft College Faculty and Staff are eligible to apply for grants for the 2018-2019 academic school year for projects
from their departments. Please thoroughly complete the application and check off the required items prior to
submission. Applications may be emailed to mmaui@taftcollege.edu or dropped off at the Foundation office by
April 27, 2018.
Grant Requirements Checklist:
Completed Cover Letter w/Signatures
Completed Project Application
Project Budget Attached
Date _________________________________
Applicant __________________________________________________________________________________
Organization (if applicable) _____________________________________________________________________
Department or Major _________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number __________________ Email _______________________________________________________
Have you applied for Foundation funding in the last 12 months?* Yes___ No ___
If so, when? __________ Was it Granted? Yes___ No ___ If so, what amount did you receive? ________
*Note: An affirmative answer will not necessarily preclude funding at this time.
SIGNATURES (must be signed)
“I have read and thoroughly understand the request and strongly recommend it to the Foundation.”
Department Chair: _______________________ Vice President: __________________________
Please call 763-7936 if you have any questions.
NOTE: The Foundation Board of Director members who will evaluate your application are non-academic
community supporters. When using terms of art such as educational lingo (e.g. “categorical dollars” or
abbreviations unique) to high education (e.g., “VTEA”), be sure to define and explain.
Project Name ___________________________________________________
1. Description of Project:
(How will TCF Grant funds be used?)
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2. Statement of Need:
(Why are TCF funds needed? List all other potential sources of funding? [e.g.; Dept. budget, co-curricular
funds, etc.] Explain in detail how you have determined that other funding is not available.
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3. Amount of Grant Requested: $_________________
(Attach a major elements budget for funds requested. If the funds requested from the TCF are part of a
larger project budget, indicate how the funds requested fit into the entire budget.)
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4. Impact on the Taft College Campus:
(How will a TCF grant start, improve, or assist a program to have a positive to have a positive impact on
the Taft College campus community? How many members of the campus community will be affected
directly and indirectly?)
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5. Impact on Taft Surrounding Communities:
(How will a TCF grant start, improve, or assist a program to have a positive impact on the Taft
surrounding communities? How many members of the surrounding communities will be affected directly
and indirectly?)
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