Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students

Application Instructions

We appreciate your interest in Lilly Endowment's Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. The aim of the Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials necessary for meaningful employment, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.

All Indiana public school corporations and charter schools are eligible to participate in the Counseling Initiative. There are two phases: a noncompetitive planning grant phase and a competitive implementation grant phase.

  • Planning grant proposals must be sent to the Endowment by regular or express mail postmarked no later than Dec. 15, 2016.

    Planning grant funds are to be used to determine whether to submit an implementation grant proposal and, if so, for the preparation of such proposal. The planning grant amounts will be based on the enrollment size of each school corporation or charter school as follows: school corporations with student enrollments of 5,000 or more may request up to $50,000; school corporations with student enrollments of less than 5,000 may request up to $30,000; and charter schools may request up to $30,000. The number of enrolled students will be the number enrolled as of Feb. 1, 2016.The Endowment expects to notify applicants about planning grant approvals by Jan. 20, 2017.

  • Implementation grant proposals must be sent to the Endowment by regular or express mail postmarked no later than May 19, 2017.

    Public school corporations and charter schools with enrollments of more than 1,000 students may request up to $100 per student enrolled. Applicants with enrollments of 1,000 or fewer may request up to $100,000, even though the amount exceeds $100 per student. Implementation grants may be used during a grant period beginning Oct. 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021. The number of enrolled students will be the number enrolled as of Feb. 1, 2016. The Endowment expects to notify applicants about implementation grant approvals by Sept. 30, 2017.

Guidelines, resource materials and forms may be found below. In addition, here is a link to the video of a recent conference offering more information about organizations that are providing technical assistance to grantseekers as they prepare proposals. An FAQ document may be helpful as well.

Instructions

The documents below provide more information about the initiative and instructions for preparing and submitting grant proposals.

Request for Proposals

This document provides guidelines for submitting planning grant proposals and implementation proposals under the Counseling Initiative.

Research and Resources

This document offers helpful information related to the aim of the Counseling Initiative.

Lilly Endowment Forms (required)

Deadlines

  Planning Grant Proposal Postmarked by Dec. 15, 2016
  Implementation Grant Proposal Postmarked by May 19, 2017

Program for Indiana Colleges and Universities


The Endowment is offering a complementary program for Indiana public or private nonprofit colleges and universities accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that have Building Level Administrator or School Counselor programs approved by the Indiana Department of Education. This program is called the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative: Enhancing School Principal and Counselor Preparation Program. The grant opportunities are focused on preparation programs for school principals and counselors at eligible Indiana colleges and universities. The request for proposals is available here.

Questions


If questions arise as you develop the proposal, please email Lilly Endowment’s education division: education@lei.org.


Please send your completed proposal to:

Sara B. Cobb
Vice President, Education
Lilly Endowment Inc.
2801 North Meridian Street
Post Office Box 88068
Indianapolis, IN 46208-0068