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ANNUAL EDUCATOR GRANTS

Teachers, educators, staff members, para-educators - MFEE wants you to apply for a grant! 
Each year, MFEE’s board allocates between $50-75,000 for your big ideas.  
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2023 Grants

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August 20 Application window opens. Apply here.

October 25  Applications are due.

December 4 Award notifications emailed.

February 15  All grant awards must be accepted and ordered. Click here to accept your award and order.

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MFEE offers three grantmaking programs annually for staff members:

Educational Excellence Grants are awarded to Montclair Public School faculty for innovative and sustainable projects that will have a direct impact in the classroom.

Minimum Criteria

Proposals evaluated on:

  • Quality of the application,

  • Demonstrated need for the project

  • Sustainability

  • Extent to which it presents a creative way to enhance curricula

  • Staff encouraged to collaborate

Award Amounts

  • Range from $90 - $1,000.  

  • Average grant size is approximately $600.  

  • MFEE awards partial funding in many cases.

Technology Guidelines

Technology-related items are reviewed with the District Technology Coordinator. Technology requests must be directly tied to curricular objectives.

Items MFEE Does Not Fund

  • Class trips or school-wide assemblies.

  • Snacks or food to be served during the project.

  • Substitute teachers.

  • Traditional classroom furniture like rugs, tables, chairs, and bookshelves.

  • Teacher stipends to enable participation in the project unless the program requires a significant time commitment outside of normal school hours.

  • Consumable, one-time-use items, such as tshirts, pens, pencils.

 

Download for review only a blank application here:

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Social and Emotional Learning Grants are awarded to Montclair Public School faculty for projects that enhance students' social and emotional competencies, including their ability to manage emotions, develop positive relationships, and show empathy for others.

 

Minimum Criteria

SEL Grant Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Quality of the application,

  • Demonstrated need for the project

  • Sustainability

  • The application squarely addresses one of the 5 SEL core competencies: self- awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making. The proposal clearly articulates how the project will directly impact one of these areas.

  • The application conveys a new idea that may not have been tried at all or in this way before, and/or addresses a specific, compelling SEL need.         

  • The application clearly articulates the potential to impact student learning in a significant way. The potential benefits are clearly conveyed.

  • Staff are encouraged to collaborate.

Award Amounts

  • Range from $90 - $1,000.  

  • Average grant size is approximately $700.   

  • MFEE awards partial funding in many cases.

Technology Guidelines

Technology-related items are reviewed with the District Technology Coordinator. Technology requests must be directly tied to curricular objectives.

Items MFEE Does Not Usually Fund

  • Class trips or school-wide assemblies.

  • Snacks or food to be served during the project.

  • Consumable, one-time-use items, such as tshirts, pens, pencils.

Download for review only a blank application here:

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Greenwald Professional Development Grants are awarded to Montclair Public School faculty for professional development that strengthens their skills to improve student achievement.  These grants are awarded in memory of beloved educator Marcia Greenwald.

 

Minimum Criteria

Greenwald PD Grant Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Quality of the application

  • Demonstrated need for the project

  • Sustainability

  • The PD experience requested represents a new idea that may not have been tried at all or in this way before, and/or addresses a specific, compelling need. It clearly articulates the potential to impact student learning in a significant way. Applicants are required to check with the building principal that this PD does not qualify for district funding. 

  • Clear articulation of how the applicant will share lessons learned with colleagues either through grade-level, school-wide or department meetings or district-wide PD days.

Award Amounts 

  • Awards range from $75 to $400.

Items MFEE Does Not Fund

  • Teacher stipends to enable participation in the project unless the program requires a significant time commitment outside of normal school hours.

  • Travel, lodging, materials, and other expenses.

  • Courses required in order to obtain an advanced degree.

  • Programs occurring during the school day and/or that require the hiring of a substitute teacher.

  • Renewal grants for annually occurring workshops/conferences are not encouraged.

  • Membership fees for professional associations.

Download a blank application for review only:

Contact your school's grant liaisons!

Feel free to ask a question, and they will reach out to help!

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