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Major Grants

Uses of Major Grants

The mission of the Niwot High School Education Foundation is, “to enhance and enrich the teaching and learning experience at Niwot High School.” Major Grant proposals that are consistent with this mission will be considered.

General Information

  • The amount of a Major Grant to be awarded per proposal is between $500.00 to $2,500.00. The total school year major-grant fund is set by the NHSEF Board and is based on donations. The annual fund amount is currently decided upon at a NHSEF board meeting prior to the start of each new school year. The total fund amount may change year to year.

  • Major Grants must be applied for on-line and then presented in person by the applicant or designated person to the Grants Committee. This presentation will take place in the fall on a date set by the Committee. Presentations should last no more than 15 minutes.

  • Examples of how major grant funds may be used include but is not limited to the following: student field trips, classroom equipment, software, some hardware, teaching materials/supplies, student and teacher registration fees to conferences, busing to conferences and field trips, etc.

  • Major Grant funds may not be used for furniture, lodging, or paying substitute teachers.

  • Major Grant funds may not be used to purchase any equipment for sports teams at NHS. The funds may however be used to purchase equipment for NHS PE classes.

  • Any equipment purchased with NHSEF Grant money must remain at NHS.

  • When all Major Grant funding for the school year has been allocated, no additional proposals will be considered until the following year.

  • Programs developed with the use of Major Grant money must be fully implemented by the end of the school year.

  • Major Grants will not be considered for events that have already occurred or for materials/equipment that have already been purchased.

Who May Apply for a Major Grant Any full or part-time staff currently employed by NHS. Students are not allowed to apply for any NHSEF grant. However, a faculty or staff person may apply on behalf of a student. No funds may be used for an individual student’s college visits or any part of the college application process.

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