Grant Program

The 2020 Teacher Grant Award Program is has been closed. Thank you for all the responses!

Notification will take place by June 1, 2020.

A funding ceremony will take place in September and grant monies will be awarded to the Dartmouth Public Schools.

The DEF has funded grants in varying amounts with a range of $250-$3500. We will accept applications of any amount and will carefully review as a Committee all that apply. Each year, the DEF consults with the Dartmouth Public Schools Administration to understand what the annual technology plan will cover so that we can extend what is possible for teachers and students.

Generally speaking, preference will be given to grant applications that:

  • Contain an itemized budget (a budget that lists 10 widgets at $20 per widget and 5 baskets at $10 per basket is preferable to a budget that lists $250 for widgets and baskets)
  • Purchase materials that are reusable (an eternal license for software is preferable to a one year software license)
  • Benefit a large number of students (books for an entire grade, to be shared across classrooms in a school, are preferable to books for a single classroom)
  • Are instructional in nature (materials for STEM lessons are preferable to classroom furniture)