Application Process

Application Process

HEF Grant Application Process: 2024-2025

The Foundation seeks grants that enhance the excellence of the Hastings Public School system. We welcome grants for all areas of the curriculum, including extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Grants may also cover staff and curriculum development, including support for implementation. We cannot fund travel or meals. Coordination with the administration is essential and must be demonstrated in the grant application. Grants will be announced and awarded in the spring. All awardees are required to submit an evaluation form at the end of the school year.

Grant proposals are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Potential impact across grade, department, or school
  • Integration into the school program
  • Demonstration of long-term benefits of the project
  • Innovation and originality
  • Plan for evaluating effectiveness of project
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Budget

Please note our schedule:

  • February 26, 2024: All applications due in Principal’s office no later than 3pm
  • March 4, 2024: Applications approved by Principal to be forwarded to the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
  • March 12, 2024:Applicants approved by Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction forwarded to Superintendent
  • March 19, 2023: Applications approved by Superintendent forwarded to
    HEF Grants Committee
  • April/May 2024: Grants awarded by HEF forwarded to School Board for approval

HEF Grant Application 2024-25 

Have you received a HEF Grant? 
Please fill out this Grant Evaluation Form.

Board Member Contacts

Grants Committee

Please contact a member of the Grants Committee if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving some wonderful proposals.

Laura Owens (Chair) 
Catherine Di Martino
Marie-Angie Bassallo
Candace Dootjes
Kanchan Kinkade 
Marisa Mulvihill
Malaika Sundberg

HEF School Liaisons

If you have a great idea for your classroom and would like some quick feedback, do not hesitate to reach out to one of the HEF School Liaisons listed below. They are available to answer questions, provide feedback, and support teachers navigate the grants process.

Hillside ES • Catherine Di Martino
Farragut MS • Kanchan Kinkade
Hastings HS • Marisa Mulvihill