2021-2022 HEF Classroom Project Program
APPLICATION FORM 2021-2022
Application's are Open
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Project Description & Budget
  • PLEASE READ THE OVERVIEW AND GUIDELINES BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION.


    The Hayward Education Foundation will begin accepting applications for its 2021-2022 HEF Classroom Projects Program (CPP) starting November 11, 2021. Below please find information on the preparation and submittal of your classroom project, a timetable for funding, and the link to the online application.

    Project guidelines and selection criteria for the application are below.

    Awards up to $1,000 are available to individual teachers for innovative classroom projects & activities which support, enrich, and strengthen the educational experiences of students as well as promote life-long learning. All teachers who are employed at schools in Hayward (Public, Private, Charter etc.) are eligible and encouraged to submit a classroom project for funding.

    After you start the application (below) you will have up to 10 days to return to it and complete it before you submit it. Please be sure to copy the save link so you can access it after you have saved it.

    The application and instructions are available ONLINE only. Should you have difficulty accessing this website, or have any questions regarding the guidelines, funding requirements, online application or calendar, contact Penny Hodges-Bonny at Admin@HaywardEd.org or at (510) 862-3702.


    GUIDELINES & FUNDING CALENDAR

    Overview:

    The Hayward Education Foundation (HEF) awards funding for innovative classroom projects & activities which support, enrich, and strengthen the educational experiences of students as well as promote life-long learning.

    Funding is awarded once each year, up to a maximum of $1,000. Due to the funding limitations, a project may be fully or partially funded. An applicant may submit only one application per funding cycle.

    All applicants who are awarded an HEF Classroom Project are required to return any unspent funds to HEF and also to provide a completed final report including photos at the conclusion of the project. The Final Report Format can be found on the last page of this application. Please be sure to provide your initials acknowledging your understanding of these requirements (Found at the bottom of the budget page). Failure to return any unspent funds and to submit a final report including any photos may prevent you from receiving future funding.

    For the list of grants funded in the past, please visit our website, www.HaywardEd.org.


    2021-2022 APPLICATION PROCESS

    Each application must have a completed budget. Applications without a completed budget will not be considered. You may download the template here Itemized Budget. You will need excel to fill out the form.

    APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATION FORM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    Applications will be evaluated by the HEF Board members. Applications will be reviewed and, if approved, funded on a first come, first served basis.

    All applicants will be notified of the results by EMAIL within one week of application submittal.

    GUIDELINES AND CLASSROOM PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA:

    The Hayward Education Foundation (HEF) is looking for Classroom Project requests that:

    • Are creative, innovative and support, enrich, and strengthen the educational experiences of students in Hayward elementary and secondary schools.
    • Promote life-long learning.
    • Clearly identify & explain activities and goals for the project as well as clarify criteria for evaluating accomplishments.
    • Require full participation of students which is active and hands-on and occurs in the classroom or on school grounds
    • Are complete with a clear and concise budget including specific line items for proposed purchases.
    • Support purchases that will endure over time.

    HEF will NOT fund:

    • Late applications.
    • Handwritten applications.
    • Incomplete applications (PLEASE read the instructions carefully), i.e. Applications with incomplete narratives and/or applications with incomplete budgets or budgets that do not match the described program.
    • Items that the district/school can provide.
    • Personal Electronic Devices (tablets, iPads, laptop or desktop computers) for the teachers use.
    • Computer ink.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) of any kind.
    • Projects that do not describe or provide a clear educational benefit.
    • Salaries or stipends.
    • Field Trips (transportation, passes, admission tickets, registration costs, chaperone fees)
    • Finger printing of any kind.
    • Retroactive expenses or activities.
    • Student snacks.
    • Clothing, e.g., t-shirts or sweatshirts.
    • Trophies, pins, certificates of achievement, etc.

    Questions and More information:

    If you have any questions, EMAIL: Admin@HaywardEd.org, CALL Penny at (510) 862-3702.


    FUNDING CALENDAR:

    Application and Guidelines Available: November 11, 2021

    Application Receipt Deadline: tbd

    Notification to Applicants of Funding: one week after receipt of application

    Distribution of Awards: tbd
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