Fund a Project for Classrooms in St. Johns County School District

**DEFINITIONS RELATIVE TO THE SDEF MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION

ACTIVITIES
Activities are what a program does with its inputs—the services it provides—to fulfill the program goals, and include mentoring, providing classro

BASELINE
Your baseline number is the number you are starting with or trying to improve as an outcome. For example, if you are trying to
increase standardized test scores, your baseline would be the test scores from the last testing period for your primary participants.
If you are trying to increase teacher attitude toward utilizing more effective instructional practices, your baseline would be their
attitude prior to participating in your program.

DISTRICT PLAN
Your application must align with your school district’s current strategic plan OR if your project is more relevant to a specific School
Improvement Plan (SIP), you may align with the SIP and describe that alignment in this application. Wherever you see the words
“your district plan” in this application, it is referring to your school district’s current strategic plan or school improvement plan that
your project activities align with. You will be reP and describe that alignment in this application. Wherever you see the words
“your district plan” in this application, it is referring to your school district’s current strategic plan or school improvement plan that
your project activities align with. You will be reqquired to upload a copy of yourschool district strategic plan and/or relevant School
Improvement Plan in the Organization Profile section of this grants platform prior to application submission. If your district does
not have a current strategic plan, a letter, email or dated and signed conversation notes from your superintendent indicating your
project’s alignment with district goals may be accepted—contact Chris Clore to discuss.

INPUTS
Inputs are resources a program uses to achieve program objectives, for example, staff, volunteers, facilities, equipment, curricula
and money. A program uses inputs to support activities. The items/services in your budget are good indicators of what your inputs
are.

OUTCOMES
Outcomes are measured benefits for participants during or after their involvement with the program. These are influenced by
program outputs. They are what is different following the program. Why measure outcomes? To see if your program made a
difference in the lives of people. This should be of interest to donors to your program.
• Initial Outcomes: The first benefits or changes to participants and include changes in knowledge, attitudes or skills.
• Intermediate Outcomes: These are changes in participants following the initial outcomes and include changes in behavior
that result in new knowledge, attitudes or skills.
• Longer-Term Outcomes: Thes eare the ultimate outcomes that the program desires to achieve for participants and include
changes in condition orstatus.

OUTPUTS
Outputs are products of a program’s activities, such as the number of trainings conducted, supplies distributed, tutoring sessions
offered, or participants served. A program’s outputs should produce desired outcomes for program participants.

PRIMARY/DIRECT PARTICIPANTS
These are people directly benefiting and/or receiving direct services from program activities and who you are measuring progress
on. For example, in a program where you are trying to impact the reading scores of 12 low-performing students, but 10 other
studentshave access to program materials, the low-performing students are your primary participants, and the other 10 are
secondary participants.

SECONDARY/INDIRECT PARTICIPANTS
These are people benefiting indirectly from program services and activities. For example, in a teacher training program, the teacher
istheprimary participant and the students aresecondary participants