The Wethersfield Education Foundation provides grants to educators in the Wethersfield Public Schools. Our mission is to provide support for educational projects and initiatives that directly benefit students and enhance the excellence of the Wethersfield community. Applications will be judged on their creativity and innovation as well as the degree of support of the curriculum and impact on student learning. Additionally, this year we are accepting grant requests from community organizations whose missions align with the Wethersfield Public Schools and will benefit the children of Wethersfield.

The WEF is currently seeking applications for a variety of grant opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year.

-Classroom Innovation
-School-wide Initiative
-District-wide Initiative
-Community Grants
(Community Grants will be awarded to Wethersfield organizations that propose projects that support and enrich the goals, mission, vision, and plan of the Wethersfield Public Schools and benefit the children of Wethersfield.)

Important General Information
-Collaboration is encouraged.
-Creativity is encouraged.
-The more students who benefit from a grant award, the better.

Applications can be submitted directly to the WEF by administrators. specialists, or classroom teachers.

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted no later than April 15, 2022. The WEF will review and approve all proposals and announce winners by May 1, 2022 with the expectation that the money will be available in June to plan for the 2022-2023 school year.

Important points
• 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 building principal no later than May 30, 2023. If a final report is not submitted, the applicant will not be considered for future grants.
• Prior to any changes to an awarded grant proposal, you must receive approval in writing from the WEF or risk loss of funding. (Example, the performer you arranged has a family emergency and can’t reschedule.)

Allowable expenses
• Educational Programming such as author visits, scientists, performers, artists, etc.
• Supplies/Equipment (tied to a specific project or educational goal)
• Books (no textbooks)
• Technology as approved by the Wethersfield IT department. (Think robots, not iPads.)

Non-fundable expenses
• Refreshments
• Teacher In-service or professional development fees
• Teacher compensation
• Furniture
• Ongoing expenses that will continue beyond the academic year
• Textbooks

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