The EFK favors grant proposals that:
Promote new projects not currently in existence at the school
Encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit
Positively impact the learning environment
Have clear indicators of success
Note: Grant money cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, scholarships, third party funding, or transportation. Grant requests for funding of curriculum materials, technology equipment, and food are considered less favorably and must be part of a more comprehensive project.
Who can apply?
Any nonprofit public 4K-12 school in the Kenosha Unified School District may apply. The school must be at least two years old. Multiple grant applications may be submitted per school during a grant period for different projects.
How much money is available?
While there is not a limit on grant requests, prior awards have ranged from $100 to $1,500. The grants are intended to launch first-time projects and are not a commitment to ongoing funding. The Committee may choose to partially fund the request.
Timeline and submission guidelines:
The deadlines for submission of completed grant proposals are October 15, December 15 and February 15.
The online application can be found below.
The EFK Grants Committee will review proposals within two weeks of the deadline and will schedule selected applicants to make a five-minute presentation to the Committee.
The Committee’s recommendations are presented to the EFK Board of Directors for approval.
The applicant will be notified whether or not the grant has been approved within six weeks after the submission deadline.
Upon completion of the project, grant recipients must send a report to the EFK describing results and summarizing the use of funds.
Grants shall be used solely for the purpose and during the time period described in the grant proposal. Any deviation must be approved by the EFK.
Funds must be used by the end of the school year or the end of the period described in the grant application.