Northborough Education Foundation

In Support of Our Schools

Northborough Education Foundation - In Support of Our Schools

Grant FAQs

Who can apply for an NEF grant?
How do I apply?
How much grant money is awarded?
How are grants awarded?
Can I reapply for the same grant in a subsequent year?

(If you don’t see the answer to your question here, feel free to send an email to info@northboroughed.org)

Who can apply for an NEF grant?

Any faculty member, staff or administrator of the Northborough Public Schools or Algonquin Regional High School may apply for a grant, as well as any parent, student or community member. Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. For the purpose of this application, primary applicants are those who create, design and write the proposal and also assume responsibility for implementation and evaluation. Proposals may involve additional individuals that may work on the project or benefit from the grant. They should be listed as other participants (i.e. team members) on the application.

How do I apply?

See our Application Process & Timeline page for complete details.

How much grant money is awarded?

While there is no minimum or maximum amount that can be awarded in a NEF grant, awards in the past have typically ranged between $500 – $5000.

How are grants awarded?

A volunteer committee reviews all grant applications submitted on or before the grant application deadline and awards funds based on the specific criteria outlined here.  The grant committee then presents their selections to the Board of Directors.

Can I reapply for the same grant in a subsequent year?

Grants should be self-sustaining and so should not require repeat applications. NEF will consider subsequent applications for extensions or expansions of previously granted projects.

For questions or assistance with the grant process, please contact any member of the NEF Board or email info@northboroughed.org. A sample grant application and tips on completing a successful grant can be found here.