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S.C. Arts Commission Arts in Education Grants

Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants

What is a TSI grant?

TSI grants help arts teachers acquire the supplies, materials, and expertise necessary for meeting the 2010 Visual and Performing Arts Academic Standards.

Who can get one?

Arts teachers at most public, private, charter, or parochial schools in South Carolina (except ABC sites) are eligible.

How much could I get?

Two-thirds of your project expenses, up to $750.

When is the deadline to apply?

You can apply in February, May, August, or November, depending when your project begins and ends.

Note: All applicants who do not have an account in the OSCAR online application system are advised to register for an account at least two weeks before the application deadline.

How do I apply?

  1. Read the grant guidelines carefully.
  2. Contact your coordinator if you have questions or want to discuss your project idea.
  3. Submit your registration form for the online application system, and receive your login credentials. We recommend registering at least two weeks before the application deadline.
  4. Complete and submit your online application. (Be sure to give yourself plenty of time.)

How and when will I find out if I've been funded?

TSI grant awards are posted to the website no more than six weeks after the application deadline.

If I get a TSI grant, what will I need to do?

  1. Sign a contract and complete other paperwork we’ll mail to you shortly after your award is approved.
  2. Meet the required deadlines and keep good records.
  3. Credit your funders, and communicate with your state legislators.
  4. Participate in assessments if we ask.
  5. Let us know if anything changes.
  6. Complete your project and report on how it went.

If I have questions, who can help?

The S.C. Arts Commission coordinator for your county. Visit our Staff Directory to learn exactly who to contact, and how.


Last updated: 3/17/16