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WESTFIELD FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION AWARDS ANNOUNCES START OF 2016 GRANT CYCLE

Westfield Foundation for Education (WFE) announced the start of its 2016 grant cycle.  The organization will award up to $15,000 in subbased grants during the 2016-2017 school year.

Through its grant program, WFE offers teachers, school support staff, administrators, and PTO/PTAs the opportunity to apply for competitive mini grants for student educational projects.  Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded to projects based on creativity, innovation, and good use of resources.  All disciplines will be considered, including the arts, sciences, reading and writing, physical education and social competency.  Proposals must be for projects that fall outside of the normal school budget and should not include requests for computers or other technology.

Grant criteria and applications are available at the foundation's website, www.westfieldfoundation.org.  Applications are due on December 22, 2016 and applicants will be notified of the results on January 16, 2017.

"The grant program is open to all Westfield schools.  Our long term goal is to provide funding opportunities to special projects and academic progrmas at all of the city's twelve schools," said Foundation President Amber Danahey.  Visit www.westfieldfoundation.org for more information.

 

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