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The BEF has "Opened" the Grant Application Process !!!

  • The BEF is now accepting Grant Applications under an "Open" Grant Cycle

  • Continuing this current school year Grant Applications may be submitted anytime

  • No more deadlines or waiting until midyear for Grants to be Funded

  • Kindly submit Grant Applications for review and approval within 30 days

Funding over $250,000 Awarded in Educational Grants

Over the previous year, the BEF has awarded over $35,000 in grant funding to Burlington teachers, and that money is hard at work in many of Burlington's classrooms. Our goal is to fund up to $40,000 during the current funding cycle.

With the help of our generous sponsors and donations provided from our local community, the BEF has funded more than 100 educational grants totaling $250,000 over the past ten years. And we feel like we are just getting started!!!


Dream BIG !!!

  • What would you do if money were no object?

  • What new idea do you have that can make your curriculum come to life?
  • Work out the details of your project including all of those dreams.
  • Ask for what would make the very best project, even if it costs more than you thought.
  • Imagine how you can replicate it throughout the school district so that all students in your grade level can have a similar experience.
  • Collaborate with other teachers from your school or the district to add to the project and give it a life beyond the initial pilot program.


Grant Application Information

Guidelines (PDF)
Print Grant Application (PDF)
Grant Writing Tips (PDF) 


BEF Request for Funds (RRF) Form


After filling out the application, please send it via attachment to


Current Grant Cycle

2015/16 Annual Cycle:

  • "Open" Grant Cycle - Grant Applications may be submitted any time for review and approval within 30 days

2014/15 Annual Cycle:

  • Submission Deadline: December 12, 2014
  • Grant Notification Date: February 13, 2015

What Will Be Funded?

Grants will be available to enhance and broaden the knowledge of students, to develop and refine teaching techniques, and to provide teachers with opportunities that will support and enrich the curriculum of Burlington Public Schools.

Proposals are encouraged which demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and have a potentially broad impact upon the school district (although grants that involve a single classroom are also welcome).

The BEF is  interested in considering any creative project that has the potential to contribute substantially to the educational excellence of the Burlington Public Schools.

What Will Not Be Funded?

Grant funds are not intended to replace or relieve the existing responsibility for public funding of school programs, nor are they intended to substitute for items funded by the PTOs or included in the regular school budget such as substitute teachers, textbooks, instructional equipment, classroom supplies, capital improvements, retroactive compensations, and on-going curriculum or staff development activities normally sponsored by the School Department.

The BEF does not pay salaries for time spent executing the grant. The BEF will not fund grants for existing programs.