VMEA/VEMEA Professional Development Grant
Virginia Music Educators Association
Virginia Elementary Music Educators Association
The VMEA/VEMEA Professional Development Grant is offered to support the
endeavors of elementary general music teachers in the state of Virginia. The
Grant is designed to encourage educators within a district to work together for
the betterment of the students of that VMEA district. Three grants of up to $500
may be awarded.
VEMEA Grant Application (PDF)
||Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, the following
- Full or part-time music teachers of elementary grades in Virginia
- Virginia Music Educators Association member
- Artist residences
- Special projects
VEMEA Grant Application (PDF)
- The grant is designed to provide support for a specific project and not
intended to support components of an on-going program (e.g. chorus/ensemble
uniforms, concert folders, music).
- The grant may be used to purchase music supplies or cover transportation
costs if these are components of a specific project.
- Programs that demonstrate collaboration with other music professionals
are highly encouraged.
- The grant cannot be used to compensate school or PTA/PTO personal with
the exception of custodial or building security personnel.
- VMEA/VEMEA Professional Development Grant recipients shall be selected by a
committee of VEMEA members.
- The VMEA/VEMEA Professional Development Grant will be awarded in the Spring
for implementation of projects by the end of that calendar year.
- Grant recipients shall file a VMEA Event report with the VMEA Treasurer within 7
days of the conclusion of the activity. Grant recipients shall submit a summary
report to the grant committee within 30 days of the conclusion of the project.
- Four copies of the application and supporting materials
should be mailed to:
- VMEA/VEMEA Professional Development Grant Committee
C/O Marie Weber
John Tyler Elementary School
3649 Hartford Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23707
Application and Supporting Material Guidelines
(Application not following guidelines will be disqualified)
- Each application must:
- Be typed, double spaced with one inch margins, at least a size 10 point font.
- The proposal narrative may be no more than three pages.
- In order to facilitate “blind scoring” do not use your name or your
school’s name in your proposal narrative. The top of each page of the
proposal narrative must have the proposal name on the left and the page
number on the right.
- Submit paper-clipped original proposal narrative- with cover sheet
and 5 stabled proposal narrative copies without cover sheet.
Applications may include attachments, such as copies of catalog pages or
web site pages that describe the materials that will be used. Please
make sure that attachments are included with all copies of your
- Detailed description of the project or activity.
- Description and number of students/teachers that will be served.
- Description of the goals and plans for the project including a schedule of events and a timeline.
- Project expectations.
- Project budget (Please list other funding sources if applicable).
- Biographical material on artistic personal leading project or activity (Maximum 1 page per person).
- School division and district background (e.g. location, demographics, number of students served).
|1-20||The degree the program will be beneficial and inclusive|
|1-10||The degree the program serves a large group of students/teachers|
|1-15||The degree the goals are appropriate, realistic, and measurable.|
|1-15||The degree the expectations are clear and realistic|
|1-15||The degree the budget is clear and effective use of resources|
|1-15||The degree the clinician is qualified and appropriate for the project|
|1-25||The creativity or innovative nature of the project |