What does EGEF fund?
Grants are awarded to any of the six public schools in the East Greenwich School District. A funded grant should be a well-constructed project or program that integrates with or enhances the current curriculum. We look primarily for three attributes in a grant proposal: innovation, creativity, and sustainability.
Can I apply for more than one grant?
Yes, you may submit as many applications as your time, creativity, and initiative allow. The Grant Committee will assume that you will implement all of them should they all be funded.
Can I apply with other teachers?
Yes, you may apply either individually or as part of a team. Your team can include teachers from your own or other grade levels, disciplines, or schools. We encourage collaborative projects among teachers and schools.
What should be included in the budget?
Your budget should be a detailed list of all expenses, including materials, fees, compensation, taxes, licensing, shipping, or any other expenses associated with the project. Reimbursement will not be made for items not listed in the original budget. Applicants should not include items requested for, or that may be included, in the upcoming school year budget. Legitimate substitutions for original items must be approved in advance by EGEF. Line items over $1,000 require submission of statements from multiple vendors for comparative analysis. Where applicable, applicants should consult with the Director of Purchasing for the East Greenwich School Department or other appropriate contact in the District.
What happens if I exceed my budget?
EGEF does not reimburse cost overruns that are not pre-approved by the EGEF Board. Please be thorough when you submit your budget and add in buffer parameters if need be.
What if I do not spend all of my budgeted funds?
Any funds that are allocated for your grant but are not actually used will remain with EGEF. All reimbursements must be submitted by June 30, 2019.
Who can I contact with questions regarding the application process?
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to EGEF Grants Committee Co-Chairs, Christine Dembinski () and Sarah Meleski ().
Who is on EGEF’s Grant Committee?
The Grant Committee is comprised of EGEF Board members who are selected annually by the EGEF President and approved by EGEF’s Board of Directors.
The selection process includes an effort to achieve committee diversity as it relates to the background of committee members:
- Children’s Schools
- Children’s Ages
- Members’ areas of interest and strengths
The integrity of the grant process is critically important to EGEF as a matter of public perception, fiduciary responsibility, and faith building with educators, and donors. As such, committee members are required to abide by a Conflict of Interest Policy to strictly avoid any participation in decision-making involving grant requests from their own children’s educators in the current and subsequent school year.
Committee members, as with all EGEF Board members, treat all submitted grant materials, discussions, and decisions within the grant process as confidential.