The newest grant program for Falmouth teachers began on November 11, 2020. In response to the unusual challenges and demands placed on teachers during the Covid 19 epidemic, FEF launched Access Grants, specifically to address the needs that have emerged as a result of the Covid-based learning models. These grants are for the 2020-21 academic year only, include requests from $301 to $2500, and support supplies, equipment, and training that enhance instruction and promote equity.
Click here for an Access Grant Application
The application deadline for both new project grants and the continuing project grants is April 1, 2021. Grants are awarded in mid-May.
Grant-writing Workshop: On February 4, 2021, all educators were invited to attend a grant-writing workshop over zoom. This annual event is an excellent opportunity to share ideas about possible projects, learn about the granting process, and meet members of the FEF Program Committee who read your applications. Professional development points are awarded for attending.
Teacher Opportunity Mini-Grants
Mini-grants are awarded on a rolling basis to help cover the cost of unexpected educational opportunities that impact learning. Applications are reviewed and grants awarded throughout the school year, September 1 through May 15 and are limited to $300 per grant. Given the challenges facing our students this spring and summer, however, mini grants were available to teachers throughout the summer. Click here for a Mini-grant application.
Ellen Barol Student Impact Grants
Ellen Barol Student Impact Grants are awarded to Falmouth public school students who seek to make a difference in their schools or communities. The grants are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the school year and are up to $300. The service activity for which the grant is awarded should positively impact the students’ school or community, must be guided by a teacher and supported by the principal from the students’ school, and include at least two students as co-applicants. Click here for a Student Impact Grant application.
On occasion and depending on available resources, FEF may consider a third type of request outside the normal grant cycle. FEF Partnership Grants serve an identified need, have broad impact, are supported and promoted by the Superintendent of Schools, and include some form of “partnership contribution” from the FPS. For more information on the Partnership grant program, contact Meghan Buckley, firstname.lastname@example.org
What began as a discussion among a few people many years ago about where Falmouth stood in terms of its academic progress has, through dedication and stewardship, turned into more than a
$1,000,000 direct investment in our public schools."
Falmouth Selectmen Chairwoman Megan E. English Braga
Project Grants Archive
Download Project grants awarded by years since FEF was founded.