Teacher and Staff Applicants
Friends' Grants are only open to teachers and staff from the Hanover, Norwich and Dresden school districts. The current funding priority is for new and innovative projects that require "seed money" to get started. Teachers are encouraged to think of creative ways to enrich their curriculum. It is expected that the building Principal fully supports and approves the idea of project proposals before they are submitted to the Friends.
The Friends will fund a hardware or software request if it is an unusual circumstance or is an integral part of a new project. Individual enrichment grants will not be funded. Grants typically range from several hundred dollars to several thousand. Requests for proposals are sent to each school in September and January; proposals are typically due one week in advance of the October/March board meetings. Teachers receiving support for a proposal are required to submit an evaluation report to The Friends upon completion of the project. New proposals from a past grant recipient will not be entertained until a report on the prior grant has been received.
Refer to the project evaluation guidelines, principal's letter and forms below for more information.