Apply for a Grant
CEEF grants encourage innovative and creative ideas that enrich the curriculum, support collaboration and partnerships, explore new teaching practices, impact a significant number of students, benefit future students by spreading to other classrooms and teachers.
- 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.
Writing Your Proposal
- Think the “big” picture.
- Keep it Simple. Convey your passion.
- Be sure you address every question in the application.
- Complete the Budget and Finances Section: be sure that calculations are specific and correct, that costs are accurately stated to enable the committee to understand exactly what is required.
- Be Specific. We deliberate after presentations and therefore we shouldn’t be wondering what it is you are looking for; if it’s not there, we’ll be left guessing.
- Talk about your grants anticipated outcomes. Be thoughtful about the ways which your activities will result in lasting impact on your teaching, your students and/or your colleagues and the Cape Schools.
- Ask for help with completing your grant application if you feel this may be of benefit.
- The ideas informing the project are sufficiently developed.
- The project activities are well defined.
- The applicant has provided all helpful documents to support the application.
- The proposed budget seems realistic given the scope of the applicant’s plans.
- The applicants will experience professional growth and /or renewal.
- The project will enhance the applicant’s professional practice.
- Students and /or colleagues will benefit from the project either directly or indirectly.
- There are clear plans to share knowledge and perspective gained in the course of the project.
- The applicant will acquire new knowledge or impact student learning.
- The grant will have a significant impact for 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.
- CEEF does not look to fund transport or accommodation costs.
- CEEF may fund projects partially or in full.
- Applications must be completed by the stated deadline.
- Emails will be sent to applicants acknowledging receipt of the proposal.
- Grant should be implemented during the current school year unless otherwise clearly stated and explained.
- An original of the completed application form (electronic or paper version) must be submitted.
- 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.
- Teachers should plan to work in Cape for at least one year following a professional development grant.
- Grant recipients must submit the grant evaluation form upon completion of a project.
- Teachers are asked to complete a feedback survey within one year of receiving their grants money.
The application deadline for CEEF’s 2017 spring grant application is Monday, April 3, 2017.
Download the grant application CEEF-Grant-Application
If you have questions about the application process please either email Carmensol Kesselhaut,
Grant Chair firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ellen Jordan, CEEF Executive Director at (207) 767-2333.
Carmensol Kesselhaut, Chair, Grant Committee
Ellen Jordan, Executive Director