Applying for a Grant

Due Dates for 2017 – 2018 Grant Applications

Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Sept. 14, 5 pm Feb. 12, 5 pm Grant Concept Form due in HEF office
Sept. 20 & 21 Feb. 20 & 21 Applicants receive feedback re: Concept Forms
Oct. 9, 5 pm March 9, 5 pm All formal Grant Applications due in HEF office
Nov. 10 April 20 Applicants contacted re: Grant approved or declined

How to Apply

Thanks for your interest!  We rely on great proposals from Hopkins teachers, staff and (occasionally) student organizations to enable us to make a difference in Hopkins schools. Twice each year, we review grant applications from teachers, staff and students. Funds are allocated to those projects that meet the criteria of our Grant Guidelines and best utilize our limited funds for the benefit of students. We give high priority to projects that propose innovative programs to enhance learning. Requests for technology devices previously deployed but in limited supply in the district generally will not be funded unless they also encompass an innovative curriculum or teaching approach. Following are the steps to apply:

  1. Download and review the Grant Guidelines. Ensure your idea meets the guidelines.  Discuss your idea with your supervisor also.
  2. Download and complete a Grant Concept Form (PDF)  OR this Google Form, and submit it to the HEF office by the concept deadline.  Completing a Grant Concept Form is optional but highly recommended.  It allows you to briefly describe your project and receive feedback from the Grants Committee before you expend the effort to prepare a formal Grant Application.
  3. Download and complete a grant application. It is available in three formats: Grant Application (PDF), Google Doc, or Microsoft Word document. Obtain a signature on the completed form from your supervisor.
  4. Submit your completed grant application form to the HEF office by the deadlines listed above. If your grant has a technology component, we will include a technology approval as part of our review. You no longer need to submit technology-related grants differently.

HEF Grants Chair
ESC, Suite 243

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