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Application Instructions


Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2024.  The WEF will review all proposals and announce winners by Monday, May 20, 2024 with the expectation that the money will be available in June to plan for the 2023-2024 school year.


Important Information


  • All awardees must agree to allow the WEF to publicize the project on their website, the WPS website, and any other media outlets as determined by the WEF.  WEF will respect student publication guidelines.

  • Awards will be made in accordance with Board of Education policies and curriculum.

  • Final reports summarizing how the awards were spent will be due to the WEF from the recipient no later than May 30, 2025.  Prior recipients who have not submitted their grant update may not be considered for future grants.

  • Prior to any changes to an awarded grant proposal, you must request and receive approval in writing from the WEF or risk loss of funding. (Example: the performer you arranged has a family emergency and cannot reschedule).

Allowable Expenses


  • Educational Programming, such as author visits, scientists, performers, artists, etc.

  • Reusable Materials (tied to a specific project or educational goal)

  • Books for independent reading (no textbooks)

  • Technology as approved by the Wethersfield IT Department.  If you are not sure, please ask in advance. (Think robots, not iPads.)

Non-allowable Expenses


  • Refreshments

  • Teacher in-service or professional development fees

  • Teacher compensation

  • Furniture

  • On-going expenses that will continue beyond the academic year

  • Textbooks

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