Absolutely. We match funds from many sources including, but not limited to, the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Virginia G. Piper grants, PTA groups, bake sales, etc. We want to help you help as many of your students as possible so send us an email about your SAFE grant today!
Our school received money from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Can I use that money to receive a matching grant from you?
Absolutely, BTSCD works closely with the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust each year to leverage the dollars it provides with money we have available for matching grants. We strongly encourage you to use those dollars to apply for our matching grant.
No. You can only apply once each year so we encourage you to request the total amount needed for the year to guarantee funds will be available when you need them.
All applications are submitted directly on our web site and the match is given to schools on a first-come, first-serve basis. We provide over $250,000 in matching grants each year and, due to the program’s popularity, we encourage interested schools to apply as early in the school year as possible.
SAFE is a program through which eligible Title I public elementary schools can apply for a matching grant of up to $2,500 to purchase clothes for their onsite clothing closets. The matching grant is applied to the purchases they make online in the SAFE Store, thereby doubling their purchasing power. School use our store because it offers quality products [...]