Grant Application Process

The CEF conducts a formal grant submission, review and approval process. Grants are submitted by school faculty or administrators in the fall and spring and reviewed by school administration prior to submission to the CEF. The Foundation works in close coordination with school district administrators, but is an independent, non-profit 501© (3) organization financed completely by private funds.

The criteria that we use to evaluate each application include:  impact (breadth and depth), sustainability, and cost efficiency.  

Teachers and Administration:

Spring Application Deadline: April 5, 2024

The grant application and award process includes the following key steps:

  1. First, complete and submit the short Pre-Grant Application Questionnaire to the school principal.
  2. Once your principal has approved the concept via the pre-application, download and complete the full grant application form.
  3. Submit a hard copy of your completed grant application to your school’s principal by April 5th for the spring deadline.
  4. Submit an electronic copy of your completed grant application to the grants committee chair Ruth Steel at
  5. Upon initial review, the CEF may follow up with additional questions or request for more information.

You can print the Pre-Grant Application Questionnaire and the Grant Application by clicking the respective links below.

Grants will be awarded twice each year. First round applications will be accepted by the CEF until the date listed above for potential award by the end of November. Second round applications will be accepted in April for award in May. Spring deadlines will be announced later in the school year.

Please feel free to reach out to any of us, at any time.

Pre-Grant Application
Pre-Grant Application in PDF format – Download Now

Pre-Grant Application in Word

Grant Application
Grant Application in PDF format – Download Now
Grant Application in Word

Cohasset Education Foundation funding of grants:

The CEF grants funds to support our teachers and schools by providing them with the incremental resources they need to enable innovation and ensure student success. Our bylaws direct us to focus on grants such as one-time pilot projects, capital expenses, enhancements to curriculum development and teacher training for new and innovative programs. All grant requests must be generated by teachers and/or administrators.

We are not directed to fund grants that could be considered ongoing operating expenses. Massachusetts state law and union regulations prohibit us from funding teacher salaries or bonuses.