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Best B.E.T (Business and Education Together)


The Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s Best B.E.T. (Business and Education Together) grant program is truly a cooperative community effort of the highest magnitude.

The Best B.E.T. Program recognizes the commitment of Claremont’s business community and service clubs in furthering the cause of education in Claremont.

Now in its 26th year, the program has been responsible for providing $393,610 in funding grants to develop classroom projects which address enrichment of the curriculum and promotion of student self-esteem, learning and motivation.

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the service club, businesses and community organizations and individuals who have recognized the importance of support education in Claremont.

What is Best B.E.T?

Referred to as “mini grants,” each educator may request a maximum of $250 for his or her school project, however, a team of four teachers can combine their maximum grant amounts to receive more money towards a common goal. Grants are awarded on a point system, the maximum achievable being on whether the application:
  • Fully addresses the objectives of the Mini Grant program in a clear and concise manner.
  • Answers each question with a logical convincing description, including appropriate details and evidence.
  • Fully describes plans to carry out the proposed project in a manner which assures improvement of daily learning of all students.

Partnering with Claremont Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis Club of Claremont, Rotary Club of Claremont and the University Club, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce sponsors Best B.E.T. annually, accepting applications in October of each year.

Factors to consider when applying:

Reviewers will score mini grants based on content, plans and ideas. The application may be typed or handwritten. The most important factor is the substance of the ideas and plans for the grant. All proposals will be scored with a 3, 2, or 1 per the guidelines below. The project should focus on students as outlined in the following objectives:

3 points will be scored for the Mini Grants which:

  • Fully addresses the objectives of the Mini Grant program in a clear and concise manner.
  • Answers each question with a logical convincing description, including appropriate details and evidence.
  • Fully describes plans to carry out the proposed project in a manner which assures improvement of daily learning of all students.

2 points will be scored for the Mini Grants which:

  • Addresses some of the objectives of the Mini Grant program.
  • Responds to the majority of the questions with appropriate details and evidence.
  • Adequately describes plan to carry out the proposed project in a manner which shows promise for the daily learning of most students.

1 point will be scored for the Mini Grants which:

  • Inadequately address the objectives of the Mini Grant program.
  • Inadequately answers each question with appropriate details and evidence.
  • Inadequately describes plans to carry out the proposed project.
  • Does not provide for a promise of daily learning.

Applications for the BEST BET Mini Grant Awards are distributed to each Principal from the Claremont Unified School District and will be passed out to individual teachers. Applications may also be downloaded from the CUSD website, www.cusd.claremont.edu. Completed applications must be received by the deadline date posted on the CUSD website. Awards will be judged and checks will be distributed to teachers from December to February.

 

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