Applying for a Grant

How to Apply

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, HEF is responding promptly to the needs of Hopkins Public Schools educators by offering an expedited grant cycle. The spring grant cycle opens Monday, January 25, 2021. HEF will accept Concept Forms through Friday, March 26 at 5 pm. A member of the Grants Committee will contact the applicant with specific instructions for next steps. Please be prepared to answer in-depth questions and offer a detailed budget.

Thanks for your interest! Please note: HEF grants are EXCLUSIVELY AWARDED ONLY TO HOPKINS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. We rely on great proposals from Hopkins teachers, staff (and student organizations – see The Awesome Fund) to enable us to make a difference in Hopkins Public Schools. Twice each year, we review grant applications. 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 AND discuss your idea with your supervisor.
  2. Complete the CONCEPT 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. Complete the GRANT APPLICATION.

Due Dates for 2020/2021 Grant Applications

Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Through Nov. 13 Through Mar. 26 Grant Concept Form due in HEF office by 5 pm
ASAP ASAP Applicants receive feedback re: Concept Forms
Oct  , 5 pm March 26 All formal Grant Applications due in HEF office by 5 pm
Mid Nov. Ongoing Applicants contacted re: Grant approved or declined

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