How It Works

Teachers and administrators will fill out the request form below describing the need and the cost.  The request is then sent to the building administrator/principal for approval.

Fund-A-Need Restrictions

  • Each grant must be a minimum of $250 and may not exceed $1,500
  • Staff stipends are not eligible expenses for Fund-A-Need grants
  • Items that require district technology approval are not eligible expenses for Fund-A-Need grants. These items include but are not limited to:
    • iPads/tablet & iPad/tablet accessories/laptops/computers
    • Software/applications for mobile devices
    • Mimio boards/Apple TVs
    • Exceptions to this policy include ear buds and styluses
  • Grants not meeting Fund-A-Need criteria (or that require staff stipends, technology approval), may be eligible for our standard grant process. See our grant page for more information
  • You are not able to use Amazon.com or Walmart.com for purchases as they do not work well with tax exempt purchasing

When Grants Are Fully Funded

  • Funds will be available on the tenth of the next month.  
  • The account code for your grant will be sent via e-mail by the Olathe Public Schools business office to you and your school's bookkeeper. 
  • Please note, Fund-a-Need grants completed in April, May or June will be available on July 10. 


Hitting the back button will cause you to lose your work.  Scroll up and down to review your grant request.

Contact Information
Grant Information
Note – Grant funds will be released to the school district when the grant is 100% funded. If the grant receives partial funding greater than $100 but not full amount requested, then those funds will be released after the deadline date has passed. If the grant receives less than $100 by the deadline, the grant writer will be asked to extend the deadline.
(maximum of 1 calendar year) (Format example: 01/01/2012)
My Project Description
Choose one interesting photo that supports your grant request. Photos of students will engage the donor.
Files must be less than 64 MB.
Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.
Budget Info
Discipline Areas
Grade Level(s)
Before hitting the SUBMIT button, scroll up and review your grant request.
DO NOT HIT THE BACK BUTTON, as your request will be lost.
Once you hit the submit button, you will no longer be able to edit your Fund-a-Need request.

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