AFT Innovation Fund: Application checklist

The following is a checklist of information that will need to be provided in the online application:

1.  Contact Information

  • Affiliate’s name, local union number, address and phone number
  • Affiliate president and president’s email address
  • Application point of contact (name, email, phone)
  • Number of union members
  • Union's Twitter handle (if applicable)

2.  Project Narrative

  • Please provide a 2-3 page (up to 1,500 word) overview that addresses the following:
    • The effect of COVID-19  on your community
    • Needs addressed by project
    • Objectives and desired outcomes
    • Capacity to implement project
    • Ways your work can be disseminated and shared

3.  Budget Amount Requested

  • between $20,000 and $50,000

4.  Budget Narrative

5.  District Demographic Information (%)

  • Please provide a snapshot of your district demographics, including:
    • Total number of schools in the district
    • Student population statistics
    • Percent of Title 1
    • Special Programs (FARMS, ESOL, Special education, etc.)

6.  President’s endorsement

  • The local president’s approval will need to be uploaded to the online form. This can be a short memo signed by the president.

7. Local or states union affiliate’s w9

  • The w9 of the local or state union affiliate who approved the submitted application will need to be uploaded as they will be the fiscal agent if the application is selected for a grant