Fund Details
Spring 2023 EdExploreSRQ Applications

Brief Description:

EdExploreSRQ is an initiative that was created to provide K-12 students within the Sarasota County school district with valuable engagement through arts, science and culture through "explorations", in-classroom and off-campus experiences that are offered by area partner organizations.

This rolling application process enables teachers to apply for exploration funding throughout the year. This  allows teachers to maximize the learning connections between an exploration and student lessons.

The Sarasota County School District maintains, a publicly accessible website designed to give teachers, principals, and parents information and access to explorations. Important: All Explorations must come from the approved list of opportunities posted at


General Information:
  1. This application is only for EdExplorations in Spring 2023 (January– May)
  2. For Spring explorations that occur in May please apply before April 14, 2022.
  3. Please allow for at least Three Weeks for this review, approval, and funding process to take place prior to your exploration date.
  4. Funding will not be granted for explorations that have already taken place. 

Application Process:
  1. Reach out to the provider about the exploration you selected to secure a date and confirm all the details. You will need to include a copy of the email exchange between you and the provider showing that the date has been confirmed.
  2. Download and complete the budget form (located in the "Required Attachments" section below). If there is no cost associated with your exploration, please indicated this on the form. Upload the completed form to your application.
  3. Download the principal’s signature page (located in the "Required Attachments" section below) and upload the signed copy to your application.  
  4. Complete an eGAF to the Grant Program Specialist at Sarasota County Schools
  5. Complete all sections of the application. Once your request has been successfully submitted, you will receive email notification.

Review Process:

  1. Each submitted application will be reviewed by the EdExploreSRQ advisory committee and recommended for approval or denial. 
  2. If the application is approved, funding will be sent directly to principals. 
  3. Please allow for at least Three Weeks for this review, approval, and funding process to take place. Plan the timing of your application and your exploration accordingly. 
  4. Preference is given to Title 1 schools.
  5. Notification of approval/denial will be sent via email to the teacher.
  6. If approved, grant funding, along with reporting guidelines will be released directly to the school for use by the teacher for the exploration.

After Your Exploration:
Please note: Grant reports will be due 30 days after your exploration. After your exploration, please provide the following details:
  1. Number of students and teachers who participated in the exploration.
  2. Upload the final invoices from the provider to show how the grant funds were used.
  3. Any unspent funds over $100 must be returned to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. 
  4. Upload pictures/videos or provide a link to where these are posted.
  5. Share a story from a teacher and/or student on how they were impacted by this exploration. This may be posted on social media or the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s website.

Important Instructions:
  • Click on any section and fill in the answers to questions, as they are presented on the page.
  • When you see a blue information icon , just hover over it to view the tip.
  • Each section below must read 100% in order to submit your application. If a section does not read 100%, there are unanswered required question(s) in that section.
  • When you are ready to submit, click the "Final Review and Submit" button to verify your attachments have uploaded correctly and the application contains all necessary information.

Note: The file size for each document uploaded should not exceed 10mb/upload. 

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Tianna Boswell at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
6/16/2023 12:00 AM