FEMEA has allocated $2,500 for the 2016-2017 school year for the purpose of providing grants to our current members. A limited number of grants will be awarded, up to $1,000 each. FEMEA may choose to provide partial funding for any grants submitted. The purpose is to encourage teachers to develop projects that promote research, creative teaching and innovation, and exemplary models of teaching in the elementary music classroom.

Grant Policies

  • Grant funds must be used from April through April.     
  • Grant money should not be used to purchase everyday supplies normally included in the regular school budget.   
  • Requests for equipment will not be granted unless the equipment is for the project activities.     
  • Applicants must be current members of FEMEA by September 30 of the application year.     
  • The project must have the approval of the school principal or authorized school district staff person.       

The Grant Recipient Agrees To:

  1. Author a 200 word abstract or summary, to be submitted for possible publication in the Florida Music Director magazine and/or the FEMEA website. Photos are encouraged.
  2. Participate in the Curriculum Fair at the Clinic/Conference following the awarding of the grant.
  3. Provide a financial statement of the project expenditures with the receipts included. This statement must be received on or before June 30.
  4. Permit FEMEA to publish the project and distribute it to the FEMEA if desired.    

Application Process:

Congratulations to our 2015-16 Dorothy Land Past President’s Grant winners:

First place $1,000 prize goes to Janine Jones, Osceola Magnet School, for Sounds Like STEAM, integrating music and science

Second place $600 prize goes to Donna Vojcsik, Jensen Beach Elementary, for Uniting Ukeleles, completing her inventory of a class set of ukuleles for use in her second through fifth grade classes

Third place $300 prize goes to Sara Dipardo, Fellsmere Elementary, for Transforming a Community Through World Drumming, contributing to her growing inventory of drums for use in the classroom and the larger community.

Thank you to all of our FEMEA members for making these dreams possible. The Dorothy Land Past President’s Grant is funded through your FEMEA membership contributions, and the Janice Lancaster Professional Development Scholarship is funded through our merchandise sales. I hope you will take advantage of hearing about and seeing displays of these fabulous projects at our FEMEA Curriculum Fair next January at the FMEA Professional Development Conference.