Grant Funding Guidelines

The purpose of the Johnston Booster Club is to raise funds to support student participants, coaches and activity leaders and to promote athletics, activities and arts excellence that is consistent with the educational philosophy of the Johnston Community School District.

The Johnston Booster Club will accept and review grant requests that fit within these guidelines, in this priority:

  1. Promote participation in athletics, arts and club activities by supporting student participant needs.
  2. Promote leadership in athletics, arts and club activities by supporting coaches and activity leaders’ needs.
  3. Provide support and promotion of projects to improve facilities and equipment necessary to enhance athletics, arts and club programs.

The Johnston Booster Club provides funding for grant requests that offer opportunities reaching beyond the scope of the JCSD Activities Department’s regular funding limits. The objective of the Booster Club is to invest in grant requests that:

  • have a long-term impact on athletes/activity participants, coaches & activity leaders;
  • represent non-recurring expenditures; and
  • have measurable results.

In addition, the Booster Club will look favorably on applications that

  • position the Booster Club as a majority sponsor or contributor in situations when there will be collaborative funding, and
  • follow the Booster Club grant application requirements & JCSD procurement policies.

Grant Eligibility and Requirements

  1. Proposals may be submitted by coaches/activity leaders of the Johnston Community School District (JCSD) and must support a District-approved athletic program/activity.
  2. The JCSD Athletic Department will provide feedback as to how each grant fits within the Department guidelines.
  3. If funded, grant equipment, materials and ideas become the property of JCSD. Equipment and software must be compatible with the district’s systems and follow the district’s use policy.
  4. Funds granted must be expended by June 30, 2019, at which time a final report and accounting of spent funds should be submitted to the Johnston Booster Club. After June 30, 2019, all unspent funds will be returned to the Booster Club.
  5. Grant recipients may be asked by the Johnston Booster Club Board to develop exhibit material and/or give presentations, on a voluntary basis, to the public relating to their grant projects to support the Booster Club’s mission.

Application Requirements

All grant proposals must include the following:

Application Procedures

  1. The Grant Request Application forms may be found on the Johnston Booster Club website.
  2. Applications must be typewritten and double spaced, and be no longer than five pages, excluding attachments.
  3. Grant applications and attachments must be emailed to the Johnston Booster Club at Josh.Willis@johnstonboosterclub.org.

Questions regarding the grant process should be directed to Josh Willis, grants committee chair, at Josh.Willis@johnstonboosterclub.org or 515-480-2046.


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Johnston Booster Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizationP.O. Box 173, Johnston, IA 50131

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