Grants

Supporting Ideas and Initiatives

2021-2022 School Year Deadlines

To better support our educators during this unprecedented time and to provide flexibility as they navigate new learning requirements and unique circumstances, the application process for School Year Grants (both Small and Large) has been modified as follows:

School Year Small Grant Applications

Applications for School Year Small grants (up to $1,000) are due: 
Monday, September 27, 2021, 5:00pm
Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:00pm
Monday, January 31, 2022, 5:00pm

Status of the grant application will be communicated within two weeks of the grant deadline.

School Year Large Grant Applications

Applications for School Year Large grants ($1,001 – $15,000) are due: 
Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:00pm
Monday, January 31, 2022, 5:00pm

In addition to the online application, Large Grants require a 5-10 minute presentation or video submission to the REF Board of Trustees. The presentation dates are: 
Monday, November 15, 2021, between 5:30-7:30pm
Monday, February 7, 2022, between 5:30-7:30pm

Status of the grant application will be communicated within two weeks of the Large Grant presentation.

Student Grants Accepted until April 15, 2022

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

– Benjamin Franklin