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Glastonbury Education Foundation Grant Program

Grants to Glastonbury, Connecticut Teachers, Individuals,
Nonprofits, and For-Profits to Enhance Public Education

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Foundation / Corporation

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Glastonbury Education Foundation

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Grants starting at $3,000 to Glastonbury, Connecticut public school teachers, community members, parents, local businesses, and nonprofits for projects to enhance the quality of public education. LOIs must be submitted by September 8, 2017. The primary goal of this program is to support educational projects that are relevant, creative, effective, and inspiring.

A secondary emphasis is given to programs that help attract and retain superlative teachers. All proposed projects should have a definable value to the community.

An emphasis will be given to programs, projects, and activities that fall into the following categories:

-Innovative approaches to meeting and exceeding the challenges and requirements of 21st-century education

-Provide enrichment and add instructional, inspirational, and/or life experience value to the curriculum and/or to the community (i.e. expert-in-residence, community symposiums, etc.)

-Explore new and imaginative curriculum ideas and teaching practices or build upon a previously funded GEF grant with demonstrated success

Potential grants will be evaluated with the following considerations in mind:

-Are broad in scope with a measurable impact (i.e., will impact a significant number of tudents/teachers/community members over an extended time)
-Enhance collaboration among classes, grades, schools, curricular teams, and/or community initiatives
-Promote community-school partnerships
-Show creativity and innovation
-Strengthen academics and meet curriculum objectives
-Meet an essential educational need in the school or community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176758

Estimated Size of Grant:

Glastonbury Education Foundation grant proposals should exceed $3,000 in value.

Term of Contract:

All grant award funds must be used within 12 months of the award date or the application must be re-reviewed by the Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant Program applicants can include any Glastonbury Public School staff, parent or town resident working with a faculty member, nonprofit community-based organization, and/or local business.

The Foundation can only provide grant funds to charitable organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and to programs, projects and initiatives that directly support the Foundation’s mission.

Not Funded:
-Salaried positions
-Programs, equipment or services cut from the school budget
-Substitute teacher stipends
-On-going program support
-Retroactive compensation
-Sports programs

Grant funds are not intended to replace or relieve the existing responsibility for public funding of school programs, nor are they intended to substitute for regular budget growth and maintenance.

The Glastonbury Education Foundation grant program is not intended to duplicate the existing Glastonbury PTSO Mini-grant Program, nor the efforts of local PTO and Parent Groups.

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent. Letters of Intent must be sent electronically via email and also mailed in hard copy form.

Applicants who have been asked to submit a full grant application should submit both an electronic and hard copy of their application.

Once applications are received, members of the Foundation’s Grant Review committee may contact individual applicants for additional information, and may ask for an in person discussion of the proposal. The committee will make its funding recommendation to the Board of Directors of the Foundation, which has final approval.

-Letter of Intent Deadline: September 8, 2017
-Response to LOI Given: October 6, 2017
-Full Grant Application Deadline: November 3, 2017
-Grant Awards Announced: December 15, 2017

Contact Information:

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

Mail letters of intent and applications to:
Glastonbury Education Foundation
P.O. Box 795
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Submit letters of intent and applications to:

(860) 652-7200, x2057

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Glastonbury