GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS


Grant Road Map

How to Apply?

The Montville Education Foundation, Inc. provides support for creative and innovative programs and opportunities in public/private and community education for Montville learners of all ages.

Through collaboration with the Montville Public/Private Schools and Montville municipal departments, MEF promotes and enhances excellence in education and provides independent financial resources for educational initiatives.

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

The Rules
  • Teachers, administrators, and other school professionals in the Montville Public/Private Schools.
  • Other educational providers in municipal departments and community organizations.
  • MEF encourages collaboration between students of all ages and abilities, parents, school professionals and/or community organizations.

Grant Criteria: What Makes A Grant Successful

The Grant Committee, comprised of business professionals, educators, administrators, active community leaders and dedicated volunteers, will consider in their discretion the following criteria when “blindly” reviewing each proposal:

BROAD IMPACT

  • Significant number of students, teachers, parents, administrators, community members… over an extended time… across schools, grades, departments, disciplines, community groups…
  • How many students will benefit from participating in the program or be directly impacted by the project?
  • Does the project have the potential of being replicated and impacting a larger number of students?
  • Has collaboration—working together, joint effort—between schools and community groups been considered?
The Rules

INNOVATION

  • Enhancement, expansion, adaptation, improvement, challenge, risk, “out-of-box” thinking, a new technique for learning…
  • Does the grant proposal seek to achieve creative and unconventional pathways to learning that add depth to the curriculum and motivate students?
  • Does the grant proposal address the varied educational needs of the community by exploring and developing new programs, choices and models for teaching and learning?

EDUCATIONAL MERIT

  • To what extent does the grant proposal enrich the curriculum?
  • Does the proposal support the goals and curriculum objectives, and the educational values of the Schools, Public or otherwise or other educational objectives in the Town of Montville?

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Will the program be able to sustain itself or be replicated after initial funding?

What types of grants are available?

Eligible educational providers may apply for the following:
  • Mini Grant Funds up to $500 to educators for enrichment projects or programs and the associated equipment and materials.
  • Program Grant Funds of more than $1,000 for unique programs which support multidisciplinary projects, and/or collaborative grade level, school level, and community projects.

How Do I Apply?

You may access either grant application by using the links below.

When Can I Apply?

MEF accepts applications during a fall and spring cycle.

Grant Submission Deadlines

FALL – October 30
SPRING – April 30
  • All Grant Applications must be completed and submitted using the MEF forms in order to be considered for funding.
  • Grant Committee notifies grant applicants within one month of the deadline.
  • All Grant Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by mail by the due date to MEF, P.O. Box 521, Uncasville, CT 06382.
 
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