Extra for Extracurriculars Grant Program (E4E)


Purpose The purpose of the E4E grant program is to provide funding to enrich and enhance students' extra-curricular educational experiences and well-being in the school setting and to support our school community in their creative and innovative thinking. 


Annual Grant Budget A maximum of $6,000 in E4E Grants will be awarded for the 2023-24 school year.  A grant can be requested for any amount; however, most grants range in size from $500-$1500. ​


Application Process  Proposals may be for equipment needs, start-up extra-curricular club expenses, and anything that enhances the extra-curricular lives of the children in D103. Requested funding must be broken down and detailed.  While preference is given to proposals made by D103 staff that offer school-wide access to our students; parents and/or staff member sponsored students are also encouraged to submit proposals that will benefit extra-curricular program needs. Please be advised, however, that any new extracurricular club start up proposals submitted by a parent or staff-sponsored student needs prior approval by a District 103 school administrator before PTO can consider funding.


Grant applications are accepted year-round. Upon completion, the application form is submitted to the appropriate school principal for approval.  The principal will then submit all approved applications to the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction who will pass along approved applications to the Grants Committee for evaluation.  Funding decisions will be announced by the Grants Committee Chairperson.


2023-2024 GRANTS

  • Half Day Pep Band Equipment
  • Sports Storage Chest
  • Half Day Brain Game Club
  • Audio Equipment for DW recording studio
  • Buzzers for Battle of the Books
  • DW Esports ASA Start-up Equipment


2022-2023 GRANTS

  • Materials for Poms
  • Half Day Pickleball Sets
  • Esports Equipment for ASA
  • Daniel Wright Pop Up Tent for Sporting Events

2021-2022 Grants

  • ​Cricket Team - Shirts for Volunteer Coaches
  • Special Olympics - Training equipment to support recent growth of this fairly new team
  • Half Day School Student Council-  Start-up supplies for the new Student Council Store

2019-2020 Grants

  • Track & Field Team - State Recognition Banner
  • Musical Theater - musical sound system installation
  • ​Wrestling Team/Cheer Mat 

2018-2019 E4E Grants

  • Diversity Book Club - 34 copies of diverse authors and professional fees for a storyteller's visit 
  • ​Wrestling Team - wrestling uniforms and 85 lb. wrestling dummy
  • Science Bowl Team - 10-player console buzzer system with hand-held buttons
  • Science Bowl Team - tool box for building cars
  • Science Olympiad Team - incentive items to boost team/school spirit
  • World's Fair/State Fair/Musical - double-sided room divider corkboards with wheels
  • Wright Club - trip to Allstate Arena for "WE Day"