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New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education Grant

Grants to New Jersey Public School Employees
for Innovative Educational Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

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New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 Postmarked


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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to New Jersey public school employees to support creative educational projects that present a fresh, bold approach to learning. Funding may be requested by an individual or a group. Consideration will be given to both new and continuing projects.

The Foundation may administer general and special grants for nonprofit educational purposes to:
-Improve teaching and learning generally;
-Advance educational programs and methods;
-Promote a full exchange of information with other organizations concerned with general education programs.

Grants may be awarded in the following categories:

Continuation Grants:
Previous recipients will be permitted to request funds for one additional year.

Cooperative Grants:
An individual or group may apply for a grant that includes funding from another source.

Professional Growth Grants:
An individual or group shall be permitted to apply for grants to provide funding for the development of professional growth programs.

Partnership Grants:
An individual or group may apply for a grant to expand a program already in existence.

Individual Grants:
An individual may apply for a grant designed to improve teaching and learning in general.

Specific criteria are used in the grant selection process. Grant proposals should, whenever possible:
-Be innovative, creative, and exploratory in nature;
-Contribute information and knowledge to the operation of schools, educational practice, or access to educational opportunities for learners of all ages;
-Have measurable potential for success;
-Be easily replicated by others;
-Include the criteria and procedure for evaluating the success of the project or program;
-Consider potential collaboration and partnership with other members of the education community,
parents, or community organizations as desirable and encouraged;
-Not be designed to underwrite programs and materials that are the responsibility of the school district;
-Address multicultural issues or diversity;
-Include clarity of proposal;
-Include a specific budget.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158265

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $10,000

Term of Contract:

Your application will be considered as long as your timeline begins no earlier than June and ends by August 1 of the target school year.

Through a Continuation Grant, previous recipients will be permitted to request funds for one additional year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Hipp grants are available to public school employees in New Jersey.

You do not have to be a teacher to apply. However, you must be a New Jersey public school employee to qualify for a Hipp grant.

As per Article V, Section 5 of the By-laws of the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education, the following eligibility exclusions apply: “No member of the Board of Trustees, the Advisory Committee or the Grant Selection Committee shall have or obtain a financial interest in any contract, grant or award made by the Foundation to any person or entity.” The Hipp Board of Trustees consists of the individuals who comprise the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Education Association.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are reviewed once annually.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018.

Applicants are notified of their application status by the end of May.

You will receive up to half of your grant funds at a Grant Coordinators’ Training meeting in June. If you need additional grant funds, you can request more at that time. You can begin spending the funds immediately after the June meeting.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

New Jersey Education Association
180 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Mailing Address:
Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211

Work: 1-609-599-4561
Fax: 1-609-392-6321

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey