Does your school/district have students who are working to give back to the community in which they live? Or maybe, they have expanded their reach to include the global community. If so, please encourage them to apply for one of Kentucky Association of School Administrator’s (KASA) Student Impact Grants.

This grant program enables recipients to unlock classrooms and accelerate learning into real world, project-based applications. Research continues to show that our students care deeply for and about giving back, and so our grant program focuses on student learning that contributes positively to communities, either locally or globally.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Applicants for this grant may be students or classes from any grade level in the state of Kentucky.

What Can Students Apply For?

Applicants can request up to $2,500 for a project-based learning opportunity that contributes positively to the community of their choosing.

How are projects Scored?

Scoring will be based on the following categories: Video & Summary, Educational Benefit, Impact & Sustainability, Funding, and Promotion of the project. Grant applications will be reviewed and voted on by a panel of judges no later than February 28, 2021.

How Are Projects Awarded?

Awards will be given to the top applicant in each of the following grade categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Steps to Complete Application:

  1. Complete a 1 to 2-minute video.

    Guidelines for Video:

    • 1 to 2-minute video (150 MB or less)
    • Follow copyright laws and grant guidelines
    • Video file saved using the format: pblgrant_districtname_principalslastname_grade
    • Upload video to YouTube or Vimeo and share link where requested on application
  2. Complete the online application (
  3. Submit the KASA Photograph and Video Release Form for each student participating in the project and/or video to

Note: Grant recipients will be invited to the KASA Annual Leadership Institute July 28-30 to display and discuss their projects. 

Applications and Videos are due February 1, 2021.

The video release form requested on the application may be scanned and emailed to or mailed to KASA Student Grant, 87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd, Frankfort KY 40601.



Congratulations to 2019 Recipients!

Grades K-2 Recipient

Benton Elementary School (Marshall County)

Project: Playgrounds are for Everyone

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Grades 3-5 Recipient

Burnside Elementary (Pulaski County)

Project: Generals' Cause for Paws

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Grades 6-8 Recipient

Simons Elementary, Fleming County 

Project: Fish Waste Grows Food!

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Grades 9-12 Recipient

Glasgow High School, Glasgow Ind.

Project: Scotties' Goodies and Grub

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Students will be scored based on the following rubric.

KASA Impact Grant Rubric



Meets All Expectations


Meets Some Expectations


Meets Few Expectations



Video & Summary

The video and summary clearly explain who you are and the goals of the project.

The video and summary clearly explain who you are but not the goals of the project, or explain the goals of the project but not who you are.

The video and summary do not explain who you are or the goals of the project.


Project Based LEARNING

The project has an educational benefit to the students and has a significant impact beyond having fun.

The project has some educational benefits but is mainly for the students to have fun while doing the project.

The project doesn’t have any educational benefit to the students and is only for fun.


Items Requested

There is a clear explanation for what is needed and the grant will be used.

There is a clear explanation of how most of the grant will be used.

There is a clear explanation some of the items needed and how some of the grant will be used.



There is a detailed timeline explaining what you are going to do and when you are going to do it.

The timeline does not have enough detail about what you are going to do or when you are going to do it.

There is no timeline.



The project gives back to the local community or the global community and the impact can be measured.

The project gives back to the local or the global community but the impact is hard to measure.

The project has no clear impact on the local and global community.


Funding and Marketing   This project has already received some funding and has a clear plan for marketing (if applicable).  This project has received some funding and has an idea for a marketing plan (if applicable).

This project has received no funding and does not have a marketing plan (if applicable).

Sustainability of Project This project will continue to have an impact beyond this school year. This project may have somewhat of an impact beyond this school year.

This project will have no impact beyond this school year.




Amount to be Awarded: