Pictured above: The 3rd grade classes of Mullen-Hall visited various locations in the community to share the book Ishi, about a rock who teaches strategies and develops happiness. During each visit, they read the story of Ishi, helped create Ishis and filled out rock birth certificates. Classes visited Woods Hole Child Center, Sandpiper, the Falmouth Public Schools pre-school classes and Atria Woodbriar. To see more about the students' visit to Atria Woodbriar, click on the powerpoint
. Mini-Grants 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, or if you want to see it again, click here
Teacher Opportunity Mini-Grants INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATION Teacher Opportunity Fund (TOF) Mini-grants are awarded throughout the academic year. FEF is in its sixth 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 usually be submitted between September 1 and May 15. This year, due to the challenges related to the Covid 19 virus, applications will be accepted throughout the summer. The 2020-21 form is now available. Responses to applications are usually made within two weeks.
can range from $25 to $300. 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
STUDENT IMPACT GRANTS Beginning January 2020, FEF enthusiastically launched its newest program, 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: