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Annual Parent/Teacher Grant Program

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  1. To award grants once a year in the spring, for initiatives contemplated for the upcoming academic calendar year  which are aligned with, enhance and enrich curriculum;
  2. To encourage and support collaborative efforts among teachers, administrators, parents, and community organizations;
  3. To maintain a focus on innovation while linking the grants to system-wide goals;
  4. To support major grants that impact a significant number of students;
  5. To support grants that demonstrate the potential to impact students, educators, and the community beyond its initial scope for lasting benefit;
  6. To support grants which include a feasible plan for establishing a secondary pool of beneficiaries and re-use of materials and equipment purchased within the grant and
  7. To provide feedback to grant applicants through BEVERLY EDUCATION FOUNDATION’s grants review process.

 

Application Procedures Applicants are required to submit a 200-word grant proposal.  Grant proposals should include the following information:

  1. A brief description of the project and number of students served;
  2. The ultimate goal and several objectives of the project and any activities attached to it;
  3. Demonstration of how this project is innovative and/or collaborative  (does it affect multi-grades/cross schools);
  4. The estimated number of students involved; and
  5. A preliminary budget for the project (estimated costs – including equipment). Suggested funds requested should be $500.00 to $1,000. We will consider partial funding for all projects.
  6. Grant proposals should be emailed on or before midnight on March 16, 2018 to bevedfoundation@gmail.com.
  7. THE BEVERLY EDUCATION FOUNDATION will announce the Grant Awards on June 14, 2017 at the Beverly School Committee meeting in City Council Chambers at Beverly City Hall.

The Beverly Education Foundation has set no limit on the number of grants that may be funded this grant cycle and schools may submit multiple grants.  All funding of Teacher Grant Proposals is subject to availability of funds and comparison with other grants.  The Beverly Education Foundation reserves the right to partially fund proposals in some cases should it deem it to be appropriate.

Please email grant application submissions to:  bevedfoundation@gmail.com by 5 p.m. March 16, 2018.

Proposal Considerations Proposals that include the following are strongly encouraged:

  • innovation
  • collaboration
  • have a significant # of students served and broad impact upon the school system
  • include a plan for establishing a secondary pool of beneficiaries through replication of a successful program
  • re-use of materials and equipment purchased within the grant
  • support the goals and on-going priorities of the Beverly Public School system

Equal consideration is given to proposals which are designed for an individual classroom or program.  All proposals should promote rigor, provide challenge for all students, and enrich students’ growth.  The replicability of a proposal, whether collaborative or individual, is also considered.  After initial screening, The BEVERLY EDUCATION FOUNDATION Grants Committee may contact applicants for further information before recommending and making a final decision on the grant proposal.  The BEVERLY EDUCATION FOUNDATION Grants Committee then makes its recommendations on proposals to the Board, which has final approval.


Topic Ideas

The following suggested topics are not meant to preclude other topics, but are encouraged by the Beverly Public Schools.  Proposals are encouraged which address a wide variety of curriculum-based topics.  BEF will support the wonderfully creative ideas of our teachers and parents which enhance teaching and learning in a 21st century global environment.

  1. Civics and history (proposals which generate greater awareness of federal, state, and local government and history providing insight into American life, national identity, and cultural expression).
  2. Literacy, oral and written presentation of research, findings and conclusions at the K-5 level and middle school level (proposals which support reading, writing, and literacy);
  3. Professional development for teachers to improve social and emotional knowledge and awareness of students, to enhance skills, and boost enthusiasm of teaching (proposals which develop new strategies of teaching targeting anxious and reluctant learners and which promote educational leadership,  growth, and renewal for teachers and students);
  4. Digital literacy and use of technology to enhance and enrich learning in all grades; Director of Technology must approve the proposal before being submitted;
  5. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, particularly in its application to everyday life; and
  6. Fluency in required Mass Curriculum Frameworks, Common Core, and effective study skills at all levels and grades for all students to close the achievement gap.

Grant Submission Deadlines & Notification

  • March 16, 2018:    Application Deadline (midnight)
  • June 14, 2017:  Grant Awards Announced at the Beverly School Committee meeting at City Hall 7 pm
  • Grants are awarded for programs and initiatives for the 2017-2018 academic year
Download Teacher/Parent Grant Application

Please email all grant application submissions to:  bevedfoundation@gmail.com.

For more information about our Teacher Grants, please contact us at:  info@bevedfoundation.org