Outreach Grants

KAAC’s outreach program is designed to help struggling academic teams receive emergency aid after natural disasters, establish new programs, purchase equipment or supplies, or pay competition dues.

The KAAC Outreach Selection Committee will review all applications received and make recommendation for awards.

Deadline for submittals:

  • Fall: October 30
  • Spring: January 15

If you are awarded aid, and accept the amount awarded, you will be required to submit receipts of expenses for the budgeted amounts as proof that the budget was adhered to in the original application. All of these receipts must be submitted no later than June 1st following the award so that the grant period can be closed out before the next period begins.

All schools and/or districts can apply for aid each year regardless of previous awards or applications. Grants are awarded to KAAC member schools only. Schools join KAAC by participating in one of KAAC’s events.

Categories of Aid

  • A. Emergency Recovery Aid
  • B. KAAC GROW (Gaining Resources for Ongoing Wisdom)
  • C. Non-Competitive Supplemental Aid

Process

Schools or School Districts could apply for aid in any category A-C. Criteria for each category are laid out below. Schools or School Districts will fill out an application (Form 1) requesting aid. Applications for each school year will open on July 1st each year. Schools can apply at any time during the year and be awarded until the allotted funds are exhausted.

KAAC Aid Criteria Matrix

Category A
For schools or school districts that are affected by fire, natural disaster or other extenuating circumstances of that nature.

These awards can be used for: Equipment, supplies and/or dues for league or KAAC. We will also give the school 2 years’ worth of Quick Recall and Content Assessment questions; District, Region, & State, at their grade level if awarded.

Category B
To help schools or school districts establish new KAAC programs.

Money can be used for equipment, supplies and/or dues for leagues or KAAC. The requesting school or district will be
required to match funds awarded at 100% to show their commitment to the program. Maximum award is $500.

Category C
To help schools or school districts who need assistance with equipment, supplies and/or dues for league or KAAC.

The requesting school or the district will be required to match funds awarded at 100% to show their commitment to the program. The maximum award is $500.