APPLY FOR A GRANT

Educational grants are the method SFES has chosen to fund the programs and opportunities for the benefit of Suffield students. Grant proposals are welcome from Suffield Public School personnel, including teachers, administrators, or other school staff members, as well as students, individual Suffield citizens, or other organizations. The SFES operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, gender, or national origin in the consideration of grant requests.

Grants should have clearly defined and realistic goals, as well as a specific and detailed method of implementation. When evaluating a grant proposal, the Foundation will consider whether a project meets the following criteria:

  • Is It Innovative?
  • Is Its Value Significant?
  • Is Its Impact Broad?
  • Is It Sustainable?

SFES introduced Mini Grants to expand the reach of SFES grants while still aligning to SFES mission. Mini grants will be available to teachers, students or community members that are interested in taking advantage of a unique educational experience that falls outside of the SFES traditional grant process and/or criteria. The mini grant offers an abbreviated application process, less restrictive criteria and is available at more frequent cycles throughout the school year although at a lower dollar amount.

Listed below is an overview of both grants as well as downloads for the a more detailed Request For Proposal documents and applications.

GRANTS

Overview

  • Criteria:
    • Is It Innovative?
    • Is Its Value Significant?
    • Is Its Impact Broad?
    • Is It Sustainable?
  • Dollar Amount: See the Grants in Action page for examples.
  • Availability: Yearly with a proposal deadline of February 20, 2015
  • Application length: 4 pages
  • Approvals Needed: Principal and Superintendent
  • Examples: See the Grants in Action page

Documentation

SFES Request for Proposal – Grant details including criteria, instructions, and contacts
SFES Request for Proposal (PDF)
SFES Request for Proposal (MS-Word)

SFES Grant Application Forms
SFES Grant Application (PDF)
SFES Grant Application (MS-Word)

SFES Grant Evaluation Forms
SFES Grant Evaluation Form (PDF)
SFES-Grant Evaluation Form (MS-Word)

MINI GRANTS

Overview

  • Criteria:
    • Is It Innovative?
    • Is Its Value Significant?
    • Is Its Impact Broad?
  • Dollar Amount: $1000 Max
  • Availability: Monthly with a proposal deadline of the 15th of the previous month
  • Application length: 2 pages
  • Approvals Needed: Principal
  • Examples: startup money for student organizations, special projects promotional materials, supplies for a specific activity, field trips, speaker’s funds.

Documentation

SFES Mini-Grant RFP – Grant details including criteria, instructions, and contacts
SFES Mini Grant Request for Proposal (PDF)
SFES Mini Grant Request for Proposal (MS-Word)

SFES Mini-Grant Application Forms
SFES Mini Grant Application (PDF)
SFES Mini Grant Application (MS-Word)

 

GRANT WORKSHOPS

To support the Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools (SFES) grants process, the SFES Grants Committee may offer a special “grant writing” workshop depending upon demand. The goal of the workshop is to help you take your ideas from concept to paper so that your proposal has the best chance of success.

This event will be informal and mostly consist of one-on-one advice. It will be facilitated by SFES Board members. The date, time and location are still to be determined.