Program participants receive a materials reimbursement allowance of $600 to use to purchase books, DVDs and other media, artifacts (reproduction and original), and other resources that can be used to enhance classroom instruction in history.
The purpose for this allowance is to give participants access to new information they can take to their history teaching, or items such as DVDs or artifacts that can help them teach in ways that they could not without the resource. (Purchases of items for specific individual student use are not allowed by the federal regulations governing this grant, nor are purchases of equipment).
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you make any purchases, look HERE
for frequently asked questions about what may be reimbursed and how to get that reimbursement,.
Participants can download a resource reimbursement form HERE
These forms can be turned in several times during the course of the year. We just ask for a minimum reimbursement of $30 per form.
Look HERE for specific instructions and examples
of good and bad reimbursement requests (Please follow the good examples).
Please note: This is a federal grant with strict requirements regarding expenditure of funds and auditing. It is very important that records for your purchases be correct.
Guidelines for Purchsing Artifacts
Artifacts can be an excellent classroom resource. Over the course of the program, you will learn about how to interpret artifacts as primary sources and use them in your classroom. And yes, you can use funds from your $600 materials allowance to purchase artifacts.
Where can you find resources? There are many excellent commercial and non-profit providers of such items. Below are some links to several not-for-profit museums and libraries with good educational materials you can purchase.