Rogers Public Education Foundation Grants

The Rogers Public Education Foundation (RPEF) promotes and enhances the quality of education in our community by collecting and distributing money for worthwhile academic programs that would not normally be funded through conventional means.  

All RPS teachers are encouraged to apply for these local grants!

 December 1, 2019 
            Grant applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m

Applications must be submitted on-line.

You may want to become familiar with the grant application before applying on-line.  
Click here for the grant planning form:
RPEF Grant Planning Application. pdf

Before submitting an application, confer with the building principal to determine whether the request can be funded through district funds.  

Submit the application on-line using this link:
RPEF Spring Application 2020


After the deadline, a report of applications by school will be sent to the principal for approval. Approved applications will be submitted by the district to the Rogers Public Education Foundation for consideration.

Contact Danya Scheiderer, Grants Director with questions about the status of your application.  

Technology Requests: 
If technology equipment is included in the grant proposal, please use prices from the technology equipment price list provided. RPEF will not fund SmartBoards requests, Professional Development or Teacher Training.
Click here: District Technology List


• Spending deadlines

Grant materials must be purchased by 12/15 of the year the grant is awarded.  If the money is not spent by this date,  the amount will revert to the RPEF account for awarding teachers request for the next year.

•  Changes to the original grant request

If the grant recipient determines he/she will not move forward with the original project request, the money granted should be reallocated to the total for next year.  The teacher can re-apply for a new project the next year.

•  Price changes

  • If there has been a price decrease for supplies requested, the teacher must return additional funds to the Foundation.
  • If there has been a price increase for supplies requested, the teacher needs to reach out to the Foundation to request additional funds before 12/15 of the award year.
  • The grant committee should try to determine a set quantity from the teacher during the review process.  For example, if a teacher wants to create a kit for students, the teacher needs to confirm how many kits they are proposing to purchase.

Once Grants are awarded:


Award notifications are made each spring by RPEF board members. Grant recipients will be notified, funding codes are provided to the building's fiscal agent (principal, secretary, etc.).  


  • Grant recipients should work with the building's fiscal agent (principal, secretary, etc.) to obtain purchase orders and place approved purchases ASAP.  
  • Purchase Orders orders should be issued as “Next Year PO’s” by using the “Next Year Requisitions”and Orders should be placed AFTER JULY 1; 
  • Invoices must be dated AFTER July 1
  • Non-Technology items include music equipment, books, smaller technology support items such as earphones, buzzer systems, etc. that are not on the District Technology Equipment List.



The following technology items will purchased directly by the district technology department and delivered to the schools:

  • I-Pads
  • Chromebooks
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Software
  • Monitors

Grant recipients should be prepared to show documentation of the use of funds and to provide a review of the project implementation through print, photos, and/or video.

2016 RPEF Grants Awarded Sheet1.pdf