Education Foundation, Inc.
Grant Award Guidelines
The Marlborough Education Foundation, Inc. an independent, community-based,
non-profit corporation is pleased to announce its annual
grant cycle. Its mission is to obtain funding for new programs
and educational resources which complement existing curriculum
goals and enhance educational opportunities for students in the
Marlborough Public Schools.
The current year's
Grant Applications are available HERE.
will be given to proposals which:
that they will significantly enhance the educational process
a direct and immediate impact on the largest number of students
not typically funded by the school budget
innovative methods/techniques to inform and educate
yield material that can benefit future students
representative of various school sites, based on requests submitted
NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING CERTAIN TYPES OF REQUESTS:
Requests for funding to purchase trade books to begin and/or
supplement a classroom library will not be considered. MEF will,
however, accept grant applications requesting funds to purchase
trade books in other instances. Applicants should first confirm
that requested books are not available in school library. Proposals
that propose purchasing trade books to be used in an innovative
program are always welcome. For example, a request for funds
to purchase sets of books to be used to initiate a new reading
program, book club, literacy group, etc. meets MEFs grant
MEF grant monies will not be awarded to pay for staff members
teaching time. For example, requests for funds to pay teachers
to work with students in an enrichment course or to present
and teach information or materials to co-workers will not be
considered. Applications requesting funds to cover training
classes and/or professional development courses that meet MEF
grant criteria may be considered.
Consumable materials will not be funded with MEF grant monies.
Please do not request funding to purchase food items, office
supplies or prizes and awards. Local merchants often donate
items such as these and the applicant should pursue this avenue.
Proposals that can sustain themselves beyond the current grant
cycle by benefiting future students are always given priority.
- Field Trips:
Field trips will not be funded.
awards are expected to range from $300 to $2,000, but all requests
will be considered.
Any member of the Marlborough Public Schools educational or administrative
staff is eligible. Individual and collaborative efforts will be
Applications are available HERE. A completed budget estimate must be included with each application submitted. Prior to submission of applications, grant applicants are requested to contact the Directors of Instructional Services to check availability of staff and facilities if a proposal impacts these areas.
Disbursement of Funds:
All requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of the
date required. Vendor quotes (including shipping costs) should
be obtained and submitted as support for disbursement requests.
Deadline for Proposals:
For the grant application deadlines - see the Grant Applications HERE.
TWO (2) copies of the completed application should be mailed to:
Marlborough Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 5824
Marlborough, MA 01752
Notification of Awards:
Grant recipients will be notified by after the MEF Grant Selection Night. A formal
announcement of the grant awards will be made at the next School Committee
Meeting. Recipients of grants are asked to
attend the meeting to receive their grant and be introduced.
Funded projects must submit a final report within thirty days
of completion, detailing the project's activities, achievement
versus project objectives, and expenditures. Future funding
could be impacted if final reports are not submitted.
If you have any questions regarding the application or guidelines,
please feel free to contact any one of the following board members:
Valerie Cowan - 508 481-0008, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Bodin-Hettinger - 508-481-5722 - email@example.com
Michael Brossi - 508 460-1755, firstname.lastname@example.org
applications are distributed to Marlborough Public School staff
applications are due back to MEF in October. MEF holds a grant
review meeting where each grant is reviewed. Our selection process
is "blind" in that only one member knows who has authored
each grant request. We do this to avoid favoritism- all of us
have children in the Marlborough Public schools. Grants are chosen
based on criteria that includes the fact
that the programs funded would benefit the largest number of students
and that they would be self-sustaining once the initial funding
was in place.
In November, grants are awarded at the School Committee meeting.
rest of the year is dedicated to fund-raising for the next cycle.
Grant Application is available online in
Adobe PDF format, please click here
to download a pdf file. The application is also available as an MS Word file.
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