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Grant Application Guidelines 2020-2021

Grant applications for the 2020-2021 school year have closed. Grant applicants will be notified about the status of their applications before the winter break.

Do you have an innovative idea to ignite student success? Please review the guidelines, requirements and sample application below. Grant applications for the 2021-2022 school year will reopen in the spring!

COVID-19 Restrictions and Guidelines

Due to current policies in place by the North Penn School District in accordance to COVID-19 restrictions:

  • We encourage that grant applications focus on projects that can take place through hybrid learning.
  • Due to the pandemic, many technology materials and programs are delayed or backordered across the US. Before requesting software/programs/materials, please check the availability of the product and shipping time.
  • No field trips will be funded during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Guest speakers are not permitted to visit schools. These presentations may be held virtually.

Grant Information

  • All NPSD teachers, staff and students can apply for an innovative/creative classroom project grant.
  • There is no maximum dollar amount per grant.
  • Applications are considered twice during each school year in May and November. Applications submitted in the spring are to be implemented in the upcoming school year. Applications submitted in November must be implemented during the current school year.
  • Grants are awarded through a review process conducted by members of the Foundation's Grant Review Committee.
  • The Office of School/Community Engagement will receive approval from your principal/supervisor prior to the Foundation's consideration.
  • Applicants will not be able to edit grant applications after they are submitted so, please take the time to review for accuracy.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must propose the following:

  • The project is innovative and creative exceeding the NPSD curriculum while enhancing student learning beyond the scope of normal required school expenditures and the required course.
  • Applicants should state the objective of their project and how it relates to the curriculum standards with detail and explanation.
  • The project will impact a number of students.
  • The description clearly outlines what students will know, learn, and be able to do following the project’s completion.
  • The project will continue without future funding.

If your grant is approved...

Documentation of expenses must be submitted to the Foundation. All materials acquired through Foundation grants become the property of the North Penn School District.

Grant recipients will be expected to complete a brief summary report (including photos) for the Foundation detailing what the students learned and were able to achieve following the project's completion. They may be asked to share their project and its results with other teachers in the district or members of the Foundation's Board of Trustees.

Apply for a Grant

Please note there is no "save and resume later" button in this application. If you'd like to draft your application and copy/paste your responses when ready to submit, a sample application for such purpose is available at the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact NPSD Educational Foundation Executive Director Christine Liberaski at liberacd@npenn.org or 215-853-1020.

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