An Ellen Barol Student Impact grant was awarded in spring 2022 to two students at East Falmouth Elementary, who created an immersive art experience to introduce other students to artist Yayoi Kusama.
There are two types of mini-grants: Teacher Opportunity Grants and Student Impact Grants. Read below for guidelines and links to each application.If you haven't seen our wonderful video about the TOF mini-grant program, click here.
Teacher Opportunity Mini-Grants Teacher Opportunity Fund (TOF) Mini-grants are awarded throughout the academic year. FEF is in its seventh year of awarding these grants to teachers and administrators who discover during the academic year that they want to undertake an unanticipated activity with their students, attend a conference or purchase supplies or equipment. This program of mini-grants may make these possible.
Teacher Opportunity Fund Mini-grant applications:
can be submitted between September 1 and June 1. The 2022-23 form is now available. Responses to applications are usually made within two weeks. Mini grant application
can range from $25 to $350. They must be used in the current academic year.
need letters of support from your principal. Teachers in grades 7-12 will need to get approval from their department head as well as their principal.
Before applying for a mini-grant, please note that grants are only for:
unexpected activities that enhance or impact learning.
opportunities that are not part of the school's regular budget.
activities that do not require any parental/guardian funding.
reimbursement. The reimbursement form can be found here: FEF reimbursement form (The exception are for those requiring transportation for students.)
You can submit up to three applications for mini-grants a year. Please make sure that you have submitted an assessment report on any prior grants before requesting a new grant. The assessment report is brief and can be found here: assessment report
Ellen Barol Student Impact Grants Beginning January 2020, FEF enthusiastically launched its newest program, Ellen Barol Student Impact Grants. These exciting FEF grants will be awarded directly to students who want to make an impact through service to their schools or their communities.
Grants are for service activities that will have a positive impact on the students' school or community.
Grants are awarded only to students who currently attend a Falmouth public school.
There must be at least two applicants on each grant.
Grants must have the guidance of the students' teacher and the support of the principal.
Applications for grants can be submitted between September 1 and May 15.
Grants can be funded up to $300. They must be used in the current academic year.
Grants are only for projects that do not require any parent/guardian funding.
A link to the Student Impact Grant application is below: