Grant Applicants

1. Mini Grants

Proposals will be accepted for projects that creatively enhance the education and instruction of students in any academic discipline. Grant money may not be used for operating expenses, such as for payment of substitute teachers or travel.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by any Nashua School District educator or any community member in partnership with an educator for students in grades pre-K-12. Grants may range from $100 to a maximum of $250.

2. Program Grants

Proposals will be accepted for projects that creatively enhance the education and instruction of students in any academic discipline. Grant money may not be used for operating expenses, such as for payment of substitute teachers or travel. These grants should be larger in scale than a mini grant and are for projects that could involve multiple classrooms, cross disciplines, or involve more than one school.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by any Nashua School District educator or any community member in partnership with an educator for students in grades pre-K-12. Grants may range from $250 to a maximum of $5,000.

NEF favors grant projects that:

  • Promote original, creative ideas
  • Demonstrate educational innovation
  • Focus on content enrichment and skills development
  • Are not supported through normal school budgets
  • Address one or more academic standards set by NSD

  • Grant award amounts are generally a maximum of $250 for a mini grant individual classroom project, or up to $5,000 for a program grant which involves multiple classrooms, crosses disciplines, or involves more than one school.
  •  Only one mini grant and one project grant may be awarded to the same educator in the same school year.
  •  Program grantees should carefully track expenses and save receipts for use of grant funds. Any unused grant funding ($20 or more) should be returned to NEF.
  •  Program grant recipients will be required to submit a final report, and copies of all receipts to help the NEF ensure effective grant making and data collection.
  •  NEF typically provides seed money for creative projects and should not be considered a resource for on-going funding.
  •  NEF does not reimburse for previously incurred expenses.
  •  Information about your project including pictures and data may be used by the NEF for publicity or fundraising.

  • Fall: Application deadline November 15th / Grants awarded on December 15th
  • Spring: Application deadline April 15th / Grants awarded on June 15th

The NEF will notify you when your application has been received and will announce whether a grant has been awarded or denied approximately six weeks after the application deadline.  In most cases, projects awarded funding will be implemented in the following school semester.

  1. Completely fill out the NEF grant application form, below.
  2. Have the application signed by your supervisor or building principal.
  3. Submit the application before the established deadlines.

Grant Application Form

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