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 About the Innovation Grants

​The Diocese of Greensburg is excited to announce the concept of Innovation Grants, a new opportunity for principals and teachers to accelerate and advance learning in the classroom. These grants will support the innovative ideas of principals and teachers within our Catholic Schools.

Principals or teachers can apply for an Innovation Grant up to $10,000. These grants should enhance the current curriculum and focus on instructional and learning innovation. Grants are available for pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. This initiative is designed to provide funds for the most innovative, educational and developmental concepts in our diocese.  As a result, requests for technology (iPads, computers, etc.) will not be accepted.


​Nominations are now closed.
  1. Complete a  paper copy and mail to: Diocese of Greensburg, Attn: Mallory Reese, director of development for corporations and foundations; 723 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601. Paper copies found on myHALO.
  2. Via the online application form found on myHALO.
  3. Email Mallory Reese directly with the completed application form attached.

Planning Committee & Selection Process

A planning committee comprised of business and community leaders, as well as individuals invested in the Catholic school system has been created to conduct the selection process. All applications will be reviewed blindly with names, schools, and geographic locations removed. Applications will be evaluated based on the following points system.

4​Impact on curriculum
​4​Impact on students, staff and school
​4Formation of Christian disciples
​4​Planning quality
4Financial soundness
​Total: 20 points

Grant recipients will be notified February 20, 2017. Recipients will be recognized at A Celebration of Catholic Schools breakfast, March 9, 2017, at the Greensburg Country Club. Recipients must be in attendance at this event. Upon completion of the grant, recipients must submit an outcome report and account for all funds spent.