PACE Grants

Pulaski Alliance for Community Education (PACE) offers educational grants to eligible organizations.

 

Organizations whose primary mission is public education may apply for grant funds. Participants in CAPE II/III are also encouraged to apply for a portion of available grant dollars to sustain or continue original CAPE program activities.

 

Interested organizations should submit a signed cover letter requesting a grant and including the organization’s mission statement; description of the project/program to be funded; goals, objectives and measures for achievement; and budget.  Total length should not exceed 6 pages.  2018 deadline for proposals has passed.

 

Proposals may be mailed to PACE at P.O. Box 407, Winamac, IN  46996 or sent via email to:  pace1board@gmail.com


$53,660 awarded in 2018!  (See details below)

2018 Grantees


Eastern Pulaski Elementary School

$21,140 for literacy efforts. Pictured is an EPES student beginning to explore the Accelerated Reading computer program.  The grant will also support instructional coaching and professional development for teachers.


Francesville-Salem Township Library

$2,800 to fund the Summer Reading Program, “Reading Rocks!” Monies will be used for program support and new books for registered participants.


Purdue Extension Learning Center

$6,425 for the Learning Network, offering formal and informal educational courses at minimal cost. PACE funds will help with administrative costs, advertising, and technology updates for Learning Center classes.


Pulaski County Library

$6,300 to provide free access for educational resources including on-demand video courses through Lynda.com and Gale Courses that offer interactive, instructor-led classes. The services are geared toward adults and focus on business, software, technology, creativity, and life skills.


West Central Elementary School

$16,000 to help improve student literacy rates. Funds will provide literacy support technology, reading materials, kindergarten readiness kits, and support personnel.


Healthy Families

$995 for educational learning supplies for home visits, books for children, and support for Parents as Teachers training and curriculum.

2017 Grantees

Eastern Pulaski Elementary School 

PACE awarded $19,857 to Eastern Pulaski Elementary School for educational literacy efforts. The grant provided support for instructional coaching, staff development, and family literacy outreach events including rural book boxes.

 

West Central Elementary School  

PACE awarded $16,000 to West Central Elementary School to help improve literacy rates among the students. Funds helped provide literacy support technology, reading materials for students, and learning kits for incoming kindergarteners.

 

Healthy Families

PACE awarded $1,215 to Pulaski Co. Healthy Families.  Grant funds were used to purchase educational learning supplies for home visits, books for children, and support for Parents as Teachers training/curriculum.


Pulaski County Library 

PACE awarded $3,000 to the Pulaski County Public Library for online educational video courses. The library wants to not only continue to provide access to lynda.com, but also expand awareness of the service so that more members of the community can take advantage of the educational benefits it provides. 

 

Purdue Extension Learning Center

PACE awarded $7,500 to Purdue Extension of Pulaski County for Learning Network support. The Learning Network provides higher education opportunities at affordable prices for local residents. PACE funds helped with administrative costs, advertising, and technology updates including the purchase of new laptops.   

 

Francesville-Salem Township Library

PACE awarded $2,800 to the Francesville-Salem Township Public Library to continue their Summer Reading Program. The grant was used for books, activities, and a program coordinator.

 

K-IRPC Head Start  

PACE awarded $3,480 to K-IRPC Head Start for Pulaski County’s school readiness program.  The grant was used to purchase an additional tablet per classroom to extend individualized learning. The grant was also used to purchase an office computer for staff and a laptop for home visit data entry.