How To Apply

Teachers, community members, parents, educators, and cultural and educational institutions are encouraged to apply for grant funding for enrichment projects that enhance the educational experience of Chatham public school students.

Projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • visiting artists, educators, speakers, scientists
  • dance residencies
  • library resources
  • independent study or individual creative projects
  • performances
  • workshops of various kinds (arts, writing, science, engineering)
  • field trips
  • special projects
  • special materials and supplies
  • teacher professional development
  • new programs
  • extracurricular activities

Grant cycles take place on a yearly basis and awards range from $100-$3000. The grant application deadline is currently scheduled for October 14 of each year and the process entails an easy on-line application which can be found on the website of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. All applicants not affiliated with the District are required to obtain a sign off on the application from a representative of the school in which the project is proposed. All applicants, including teachers, are required to obtain a sign off with the Principal of the school for which the project is proposed.

Our grant applications are live year round until October 14 of each year, when they are read and decisions are made by the Board.

Thank you for applying to Chatham Education Foundation.