Apply for a Grant

FAll 2020: In order to adapt to changing educational needs, CEEF will hold a rolling grant cycle from Aug. 1st – Dec. 1st, 2020. Faculty and staff may apply for a grant at anytime during the cycle. CEEF anticipates holding a regular grant cycle in the Spring.

, or read about recent CEEF grants!

Have questions? Email and we’ll get right back to you!

CEEF also has a teacher representative from each school, feel free to contact them with any questions about the application process.

Sonia Medina                 CEHS
Laura Briggs                   CEMS
Julie Merriam                Pond Cove

CEEF grants foster innovative and creative ideas that enrich the curriculum, explore new teaching practices, and impact a significant number of students. 

We Encourage:

  • creative ideas that enrich the curriculum;
  • collaborative efforts among teachers, students, and the larger community;
  • major initiatives that significantly impact the school community;
  • ideas that benefit future students by exploring new teaching practices;
  • practices that can be replicated across grades and schools.

Application Guidelines and Funding:

  • CEEF may fund projects partially or in full.
  • We encourage collaboration and/or funding from sources in addition to CEEF when budgets demand.
  • Discussions about technology training and installation with respective district departments should take place prior to submission in order to expedite benefits.
  • CEEF does not fund transportation or accommodation costs associated with Professional Development. However, the committee will consider funding these costs if unique circumstances apply.


  • The grant will have a significant impact on Cape students.
  • The proposed project supports excellence in teaching or is an innovative project or idea.
  • It explores an interest or passion that will in turn benefit student experience.


  • Emails will be sent to applicants acknowledging receipt of the proposal.
  • Applicants will make a 20-minute presentation to our Grant Committee.
  • Applicants will be notified of decisions following board approval.


  • Educators who are the recipients of a professional development grant are not eligible for another professional development grant the following year.
  • Grant recipients must submit a signed contract before funds will be authorized for use.
  • Grant recipients must provide updates and make CEEF aware of any photo opportunities when applicable.

To Apply:

NEW! Please complete our new, online grant application by clicking “Start Grant Application” below.  Our new form will allow you to submit your application to us directly, start and save an application, and upload files to submit.

Thank you,
Carmensol Kesselhaut, Chair, Grants Committee


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