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Grant Information

The Rock Island Milan Education Foundation has two established grant programs:

P.R.I.M.E. (Promoting Rock Island Milan Education) Grants

The PRIME Grants support a wide variety of programs and provide resources to improve the quality of education for our students. All teachers and schools are encouraged to apply for funding from the Foundation. Teachers may apply for grants up to $1,000; departmental and school grants are available for up to $3,000; and district-wide grants of up to $4,000 are available where multiple schools will be affected.

Each year the overwhelming number of grant requests clearly illustrate the critical need for this program. In the 2015-2016 School Year, a record $79,047 was awarded to the teachers, departments, and schools of District #41 for projects such as "Revive Our Reading Centers," "Technological Advances in Science," "SmartMusic," and "Special Education." PRIME Grants also enabled the purchase of tools and materials for the welding program and CNA Program equipment at RIHS.

HAVlife Foundation Grants

Started in memory of Hunter Aaron Vondran, the HAVlife Foundation was established to fund the resources students need to pursue their artistic and athletic aspirations and goals. The benefit to the social, behavioral, and cognitive development of students who participate in these activities have been proven by numerous studies. Unfortunately, music, arts education, and extra-curricular sports programs within the schools are cut back or the costs associated with these activities are overwhelming for students and their families. It is HAVlife's mission to "Prevent Lost Potential" and provide these students the funds to pursue their dreams.

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation is proud to partner with HAVlife to make these funds available to the 10-15 year-old students of Rock Island-Milan District 41.

HAVlife Foundation Grant applications must be completed by a teacher or administrator of the Rock Island-Milan School District. Please see the additional information about both the PRIME and HAVlife Foundation Grants on this website.

Major Saver

The Major Saver program helps provide critical funding for our P.R.I.M.E. (Promoting Rock Island Milan Education) Grants. Through the funds raised by the sale of the Major Saver discount cards, teachers. departments/schools, and the district are able to purchase much needed academic materials and offer programs which they would otherwise not be able to afford.

You can help! The $15 card features discounts and buy one/get one free offers from 20 popular restaurants/establishments. Most are local (many located in Rock Island or Milan) and one card can provide up to $160 or more in savings! The Major Saver card can be purchased from students during their campaign in August but it can also always be found online. This year's card is still valid through September 1.

Purchase your card online at: www.MajorSaver.com

Select "Illinois" and "Rock Island" to designate the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation as your recipient. You can even name which elementary to credit. Every card we sell adds more needed funds!

Thank you for supporting the P.R.I.M.E. Grant program and our students, teachers, and schools!

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