EGEF Grant Committee members will individually and collectively review each application according to a pre-determined grant evaluation rubric.
The committee will then vote on each application as to whether it satisfies the evaluation rubric and is considered to be fundable. The committee will then, through a vote, rank all fundable grants by merit, in a numerical order, for recommendation to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
The committee chair(s) will present the ranking list of fundable applications at a scheduled meeting of the board and will review the committee’s deliberations and recommendations. Board members will have all applications present and available for review and discussion. The Board will determine through a majority vote the particular and number of grant(s) to be awarded that funding cycle, based upon available funding and the decision of the Board as to which applications best serve the mission of EGEF.
Notifications, Feedback and Publicity
Applicants whose grant proposals are chosen for awards will be contacted in Spring preceding the school year for which the grant is approved. Grant winners will be invited to a confidential meeting to discuss the award, funds dispersal, implementation timelines, publicity, and evaluative process. A member of the grants committee will be assigned to each selected grant to assist with questions during implementation and to monitor the process.
Grant winners are asked to keep their award status confidential pending release by EGEF. Grant winners are required to permit EGEF to publicize their selected proposals. This includes public announcements, photo-ops, and continued press regarding implementation.
Applicants whose grants were not selected will be notified by letter. These applicants will be informed as to whether their grant was assessed as fundable. All applicants whose grants were not funded in this grant cycle will have the opportunity to discuss the committee’s determination with the Grant Committee Chair(s) and/or EGEF President.