Grants to Vestal, New York public schools, individual teachers and staff members, students, residents, businesses, and organizations for projects, programs, the purchase of equipment, and other requests that will enhance student learning in the local school district.
The Foundation will consider grant applications from all program areas, but encourages those from among the following:
1. Technology: instruments, software and other programs to enhance learning, especially for improvements in teaching of mathematics and science. These submissions must be compatible with existing district technology and not already in the district budget.
2. Innovation: novel approaches in teaching and learning the curriculum.
3. Arts: programs in music, visual arts and drama that will promote understanding and enjoyment of the arts (including equipment and materials).
4. Multicultural Initiatives: projects involving teachers and students that expand knowledge and awareness of the ethnic, social, and cultural heritage of global society.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Vestal teachers, staff, students, residents, businesses and organizations are eligible to submit grant proposals for projects designed to benefit students in the Vestal Central School District.
Additional Geographic Information:
Town of Vestal and a portion of Apalachin
Grant Review and Evaluation Process:
The Vestal School Foundation (VSF) requires a digital submission of your grant application plus one hard copy by the published deadline. All supporting materials (e.g., web links, listings of supplies, photos, etc.) must be submitted with the application. The digital version (pdf) must be emailed to the grant coordinator by the deadline, March 14, 2016. To submit an application:
Step 1: Download the VSF Grant Application (fillable pdf form) below.
Step 2: Rename with an appropriate name (e.g., School X Fitness Grant) and save the pdf file to your computer.
Step 3: Open the renamed pdf file from your saved documents, fill out the highlighted fields, and save the completed form.
Step 4: Submit the filled out application and a printed copy to the building principal for approval.
Step 5: Email the completed application to the grant coordinator.
The Grants Committee will conduct a preliminary evaluation of all applications, during which time you may be contacted for further information. Based on the Grant Evaluation Criteria listed below, the Grants Committee will select applications for final approval by the VSF Board of Directors. Grant proposals not selected for funding may be resubmitted during future grant cycles.
Please note that the Vestal School Foundation will not fund grants requesting payment of a stipend, including wages of any kind. Payment of an honorarium or fee for a guest speaker is acceptable.
If awarded a grant, you will be invited to attend a brief award ceremony held June 14, 2016. You also will be required to complete a Final Progress Report.
Term of Contract
Grants are awarded for, and funds must be used by the conclusion of, the 2016-2017 school year.