April 15 is the deadline for teachers to submit rural grant proposals to the Rural Schools Collaborative.  Click here for directions as to how to apply, which can be done on-line.

The application process is simple.  Primarily just a short description of what the applicant intends to do with the grant.

Alabama had nine grants funded last year.  They ranged from $250 to $1,050.

Go here to see a list of the winning schools and their projects.

OK.  What is the definition of a rural school?  Having long been a student of rural American and especially rural Alabama, there seem to be more definitions of “rural” than Carter has pills.  Some quite detailed and academic.  My definition has always been, “If you think you are in the country, then you probably are rural.”

Good luck.