process & deadlines
Helping teachers as they strive to bring creativity and innovation to the classroom is the core of WFEE's mission.
WFEE typically offers two deadlines for Professional Development grants, fall and winter. If you are interested in professional development that will occur before the end of the school year or in early June you should apply by the September deadline. If you are interested in courses that will occur in the summer or fall of the following school year you should apply by the January deadline. We have added an additional grant cycle for the 2021-2022 school year and will review professional development grant requests in April of 2022.
Education grants were reviewed in both September of 2021 and January of 2022; we will review grant requests again in April of 2022. During the 2021-2022 school year we are accepting applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Student Innovation grants can be submitted anytime. We will make decisions on a rolling basis within 2 weeks of submission. That means there isn't one deadline, this is open for the year.
Grant requests that involve the purchase of technology such as classroom sets of student devices like Chromebooks or iPads, lcd projectors or teacher laptops should go directly to the Winchester Public Schools. For more information, contact Jessica Palino at email@example.com
Process Basics for grant proposals:
Talk to your principal or department head before you write your grant.
Grants Committee meets in September to consider the first round of grants and in March to review the second round of grants;
WFEE Board reviews Committee recommendations in October and February;
Grants presented to the School Committee in both October and March or April;
Applicants are then notified about the status of their grant proposal.
The WFEE Grants Review Committee consists of WFEE trustees and educators from the community who are not employed by the Town of Winchester.
The Review Committee considers each application according to the criteria stated in the WFEE Grants' guidelines. In the event that the Committee needs further clarification of any aspect of the proposal, the applicant may be asked to meet with Committee members to offer a more detailed explanation.
Any grant request over the amount of $7,500 automatically requires a meeting with the Review Committee.