Grants Overview

GIEF will provide a variety of grant opportunities in the 2019/2020 school year.

Either students or adults can apply, but all GIEF grants are for student advancement.  Applicants may request to pursue individual or group learning programs, projects, and opportunities.

To see examples of the grants GIEF has awarded in the past, go to our PAST GRANTS page.

Three types of grants…

1. Student Grants

    • Open to any Georgetown student/groups of students who is/are:
      • A resident of Georgetown
      • In grades 3 thru 12
    • Grant idea must support, enrich, and enhance Georgetown students
    • Awards are based on grade level:
      • 3rd to 5th-  up to    $300
      • 6th to 8th-  up to     $500
      • 9th to 12th- up to      $1000

2. Adult Educator Grants

    • Open to any Georgetown Central School staff person
    • Grant ideas must support, enrich, and enhance Georgetown students
    • Awards are up to $1000

3. Community Grants

    • Open to any adult/organization
    • Grant idea must support, enrich, and enhance Georgetown students
    • Awards are up to $1000

Application Deadlines

Due by Oct 15, 2020 – awarded by Nov 1, 2020

Due by Dec 15, 2020- awarded by Jan 1, 2021

Due by Feb 15, 2021- awarded by March 1, 2021

Due by Apr 15, 2021- awarded by May 1, 2021

Due by June 15, 2021 –  awarded by July 1, 2021

Due by Aug 15, 2021 – awarded by Sept 1, 2021

If you have any grant-related questions, please contact grants@giefme.org.

Grant Reporting

All grant recipients are accountable for demonstrating the successful completion of their project or program and for documenting the student learning experience. This can be done in any format: web-based, in-person, in print, or other. Depending upon the project, the Foundation will tell the grantee when an accountability statement is due.

Handling Funds

When an application is funded, funds will be sent directly to the educational program and/or supplier whenever possible. In the case of teacher-applicants, funds may be deposited into a program account. It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep an accurate accounting of funds spent. This accounting will be given to the Foundation by the end of the school year.