1. Quick Funds

Proposals will be accepted for projects that creatively enhance the education and instruction of students in any academic discipline. Funds 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 Funds

Proposals will be accepted for projects that creatively enhance the education and instruction of students in any academic discipline. Funds may not be used for operating expenses, such as for payment of substitute teachers or travel. These funds should be larger in scale than quick funds 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. Funding may range from $250 to a maximum of $5,000.

NEF favors  projects that:

  • Promote original, creative ideas
  • Demonstrate educational innovation
  • Focus on content enrichment and skills development
  • Address one or more academic standards set by NSD

  •  Award amounts are generally a maximum of $250 for Quick Funds individual classroom projects, or up to $5,000 for a Program Fund which may involve multiple classrooms, crosses disciplines, or involves more than one school.
  •  Only one Quick Fund and one Program Fund may be awarded to the same educator in the same school year.
  •  Program  Fund recipients should carefully track expenses and save receipts for use of funds. Any unused  funding ($20 or more) should be returned to NEF.
  •  Program Fund recipients will be required to submit a final report, and copies of all receipts to help the NEF ensure effective fund distribution 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 / Funds awarded on December 15th
  • Spring: Application deadline April 15th / Funds awarded on June 15th

The NEF will notify you when your application has been received and will announce whether funds have 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 funding application form, below.
  2. Have the application signed by your supervisor or building principal.
  3. Submit the application before the established deadlines.

Funding Application Form

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