Middle School Music Grant

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What typically causes a Grant Request to be disallowed?
  • Incomplete Grant Request Form.
  • The Foundation was unable to communicate with the Grantee (teacher) via email.
  • Failure to respond to follow-up emails provided to the Grantee from the Foundation.
  • The Grant Request was received from an unqualified or non-public school.
  • More than one Grant Request was received from the same school.
  • The proposed use of the Grant funds was not for musical education purposes only.
  • The Grant Request Form was completed or submitted by someone other than a middle school music teacher.
  • A Grantee having failed to meet the Grant Conditions during a previous school year and who has not resolved the default with the Program Administrator.
  • The yearly Grant quota has been filled.
  1. What will impede the Grantee (teacher) from receiving emails from the Foundation?
  • School and personal email servers often reject “outside” emails if not “whitelisted” or placed in an address book. The Grantee (teacher) must take the necessary steps to ensure delivery which is typically accomplished by adding the sender’s email address (jgreco@prmfoundation.org) to the school’s “acceptable” email account or address book.
  1. What use of Grant funds do not qualify?
  • Examples (not comprehensive): Food/entertainment, private lessons, scholarships, fees or travel costs for adjudications, competitions, clinics, tours, performance assessments, Broadway-type performances, theme parks, festivals, other student performance experiences, and transportation (other than noted). 
  1. What should I do if I forgot to include some information on my Music Grant Request and want to modify it?
  • Promptly email the Program Administrator, Jan Greco, at jgreco@prmfoundation.org. (Do not submit another Grant Request Form.)
  1. My Grant Request was approved but I didn’t receive the Grant funds within 21 days thereafter. What should I do?
  1. Can some of the three required performances take place after the end of the school year?
  • No. However, additional performances are encouraged and can be held at any time/place of the Grantee’s choosing.
  1. I have a large number of students. Can I just take my jazz band or show choir?
  • Put forth your best efforts to provide the maximum number of students (as performers as well as observers) with the profound social-growth experience they will gain during the post-performance visitations with the senior audience.
  1. May performances be held at the school if I have too many students to perform at a senior facility?
  1. If my school was awarded a Music Grant in the previous school year, is my school eligible to participate again this year?
  • Yes, provided the Grant Conditions were met.
  1. If I am awarded a Grant, is it acceptable for another teacher in my school to also provide a performance with their music students?
  • Yes.
  1. I was awarded a Grant but will be leaving my position prior to completing the requirements. Would another teacher in my school be allowed to complete the Conditions of the Grant?
  • Yes. Provide the Program Administrator with the name and contact information of your replacement.
  1. What if I find that I am unable to meet the Conditions and Guidelines of the Grant?
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Program Administrator: Jan Greco  jgreco@prmfoundation.org