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Education Foundation Fall Grant Cycle Now Open!

Yoga ball chairs used in this Northpoint classroom were made possible by a PHMEF grant.
Yoga ball chairs used in this Northpoint classroom were made possible by a PHMEF grant.

The application window for P-H-M Education Foundation’s Fall 2017 Grant Cycle is now open!

 

And thanks to the  success of the P-H-M Education Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala in May 2016, an additional $10,000 is available for grants. A total of $ 33,920 is available this academic year!!!

 

PHMEF is seeking innovative programs that have not been previous funding through past grant cycles. Note there are funding restrictions such as not paying for substitutes, food, party supplies, etc. A complete list of restrictions can be found in the application packet. Those applications requesting non-funded expenses will not be presented to the Grants Committee.

 

So parents work with your student’s teacher or principal to write up a grant proposal for a program you’ve been wishing you child’s school had. PHMEF grants are eligible to any staff member who can demonstrate their program’s innovation, creativity and reflects commitment to excellence in education. Click here for a list of the unique Spring grant awardees.

 

The window for applications closes on Thursday, October 26. Applications are due promptly at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26. If you are turning your applications in at the ESC, please come to 55900 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka. No late applications will be accepted. Note that there must be 10 copies for the traditional form.

 

There are two ways to apply:

  • EZ Form: for grants less than $250

  • Traditional Form: to be used for grants requesting $250 or more and/or a request that is comprehensive (multi-classroom, school-wide or district-wide requests)

Application and filing details can be found on the Education Foundation’s website. Click here to access the application.

 

The timeline for the PHMEF Fall Grant Cycle is as follows:
 

Thursday, Oct. 26 - All applications (EZ Form and Traditional Form) must be turned in by 4 p.m. No late applications will be accepted. Note there must be 10 copies for the traditional form. 
 

Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 27 - PHMEF grant committee meets to select recipients and presents grants for approval to the P-H-M Education Foundation Board of Directors.

 

By Nov. 30 - Recipients will be notified by email with formal letter to follow

 

By Dec. 8 – Checks will be sent to the recipient’s home school.

 

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