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Minigrants Program

The Kennett Education Foundation is excited to announce our new Minigrants program beginning August 1, 2017!


Minigrants- Applicants for the minigrants, please follow the below criteria

  • $300.00 maximum
  • must “enhance and support the educational experience at Kennett”(KEF mission statement)
  • cannot be requested more than once for the same thing by the same applicant
  • applicant may not apply more than once a year


We look forward to receiving your grant applications!


Who may apply for grant money?

If you are employed by the Kennett Consolidated School District, or are a member of an organization that serves students within the district, and developing a program to support district students, you are eligible for grant money from the Kennett Education Foundation.


How much money may I ask for?

Requests may not exceed $300.00.  All proposals must include a detailed expense budget for funds requested from KEF and include any revenue that will be used from other sources. 


How difficult is it to apply for a grant?

It is very easy!  Click here to complete the online grant application.  A decision will be rendered as soon as possible, we aim for less than 30 days.  You will be asked to enter the name of your principal so that he/she receives a copy of your grant submission. 


What does the Foundation look for in grant proposals?

The following categories are more likely to be funded:

  • Enhancement Education.
  • Innovative programs - also described as "first-time", "unique", "pilot".
  • Music, art, language or non-academic extended learning programs.
  • Specialty equipment or technology - microscopes, globes, certain software (appropriate district staff must approve requests).
  • Projects that provide an avenue to explore, develop, and refine ideas for improving the education for our students.


The following Categories are less likely to be funded:
  • Projects that fund professional development courses or workshops only.
  • Projects that fund primarily consumable materials and/or transportation costs.
  • Programs that are a continuation of an event/experience that was established in a prior school year.
  • Experts (i.e. authors or artists) who are used in the program are viewed as an exception. 


Grants that are used to compensate teachers or staff who come to work with the students are prohibited 


What considerations are used to determine which requests are funded?
  • Innovative, unique and use of “best practices”
  • Number of students who benefit.
  • Durability of benefit (more than one class year) and can it be shared by more than one class.
  • Significant benefit to students or teachers.
  • Leverages financial and/or volunteer support from other sources when necessary.
  • Promotes collaboration between teachers, schools, and/or community.

Once my grant is approved, how do I get reimbursed?

Once your grant is approved, the KCSD District Office will assign you a grant-specific account code, along with ordering options and reimbursement processes.


How long do I have to spend the grant funds?

Grant funds must be spent by the end of the school year in which it is awarded. If an extension is required, contact the KEF Education Grants Committee. 


Do I need to report back to the Foundation?
A summary report and photographs, where practical, are requested of successful applicants at the completion of all projects. In addition, grant recipients will be asked to make a brief presentation to the Kennett Education Foundation board at the successful completion of the project.  A grant recipient will be considered ineligible for future grants until the report is received by the KEF.

Still have questions?
Please contact the Education Grants Chair Barbie DeCarlo at bdecarlo718@comcast.net