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Educational Excellence Grants

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can apply?

    Any Montclair Public School staff member or representative of a school-based parent organization.

  • When can I apply?

    The second round of grants for this school year will be awarded in January this year. The 2020-21 applications are due on January 8th.

  • What is the maximum grant award?

    This year, the maximum grant award is $500. MFEE awards partial funding in many cases.

  • What is expected of me if I am awarded a grant?

    At the end of the project, grantees complete an evaluation survey and supply MFEE with photos, student testimonials, or short videos to document the project.

Funding Guidelines

Minimum Criteria

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) recognizes that Montclair Public School faculty are continuing to adapt to the virtual landscape and that many are identifying innovative resources to enhance their remote teaching. The fall/winter 2020-21 Educational Excellence grants will fund proposals that:

  • boost and enliven remote learning
  • support collaborative, project-based remote learning
  • engage and support parents as learning partners
  • teach students time management and organizational skills to work more independently at home


Technology Guidelines

Technology-related items are reviewed with the District Technology Coordinator. Technology requests must be directly tied to curricular objectives.

Items MFEE Does Not Fund

  • Class trips or school-wide assemblies.
  • Snacks or food to be served during the project.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Teacher stipends to enable participation in the project unless the program requires a significant time commitment outside of normal school hours.
  • Consumable, one-time-use items, such as tshirts.
  • Travel, lodging, materials, and other expenses.*
  • Courses required in order to obtain an advanced degree.*
  • Programs occurring during the school day and/or that require the hiring of a substitute teacher.*
  • Renewal grants for annually occurring workshops/conferences are not encouraged.*

*Pertain to Greenwald Professional Development Grants

Check out some examples of innovation funded by MFEE Educational Excellence grants below: