Grants

Since 2003, the NSEF has funded 73 programs in math, literacy, science, foreign language and the arts. NSEF has been able to provide these grants through generous contributions from the community. The mission of the Foundation is to sponsor activities and projects intended to enhance the education and cultural enrichment of the students of the North Syracuse Central School District. The activities are not funded by the regular school budget. All faculty and administration are encouraged to submit their ideas in the application form below.

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 Grant Submission

There are two components to submitting a grant. Please download and fill out the Grant Application and Grant Narrative forms listed below. The Grant Application should be submitted to Valerie DiFlorio at the District Offices and the Grant Narrative should be emailed to treasurer@nsefweb.org. All applications are due on Friday, February 2, 2018.

 Criteria for Grants

The North Syracuse Education Foundation is offering grants. To be funded, all grants awarded by the Foundation must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be directly related to student learning
  2. Be measurable
  3. Not include the purchase of materials or supplies that typically should be included in the District budget

Examples of grants include:

  1. Funding a guest to address an area of curriculum
  2. Funding the purchase of specialized learning equipment for classroom use that would not normally be part of the building or District budget

Grants are due to the foundation by Thursday, February 1, 2018. The Foundation has a mailbox located at the District Office, where grant applications may be forwarded. Completed grant narratives should be emailed to grants@nsefweb.org.

  1. The North Syracuse Education Foundation will not fund conference requests.
  2. The North Syracuse Education Foundation will only award full grants. No partial grants will be considered.
  3. The North Syracuse Education Foundation will not place a cap on award amounts.
  4. The North Syracuse Education Foundation will not consider any grants received after the stated due date.
  5. The North Syracuse Education Foundation will only award worthy grant applications for those having a direct impact on the students of the North Syracuse School District.
  6. For the procedure on submitting a request for a grant reimbursement, please see the section titled “Grant Reimbursement Policy”

Please Note: The maximum payable will be the lesser of the amount of the approved grant or the receipts submitted.

Grant Reimbursement Policy

When submitting a request for a grant reimbursement, it will be handled in one of the following ways depending on how the vendor will accept payment and how the grant recipient wishes to proceed:  Any bill sent to the Foundation treasurer from the vendor should be sent to the following address: NSEF Treasurer, P.O. Box 5225, Syracuse, NY 13220-5225.

For ALL payments, please use the attached Grant Expenditure Reimbursement Form.

  • If the vendor will accept payment after the item(s) is received:
    • Then a bill should be submitted to the Foundation treasurer, along with a copy of the order and the packing slip, indicating those items ordered and received.   This information should be sent to the P.O. Box indicated above.
    • The treasurer will then send a check payable to the vendor as indicated on the “Grant Expenditure Reimbursement Form”
  • If the vendor will NOT accept payment after the item(s) is received and the grant recipient would like to pay for the item(s) and be later reimbursed:
    • Then the grant recipient must supply the Foundation treasurer with a copy of the order and the packing slip indicating those items ordered and received.
    • The treasurer will then issue a check to the grant recipient as indicated on the “Grant Expenditure Reimbursement Form”
  • If the vendor will NOT accept payment after the item(s) is received and the grant recipient is NOT able to pay for the item(s) and be later reimbursed:
    • Then the grant recipient must supply the Foundation treasurer with a copy of the order.
    • The treasurer will then issue a check as indicated on the “Grant Expenditure Reimbursement Form”.
    • Once the item(s) is received, it is the responsibility of the grant recipient to forward a copy of the packing slip to the foundation treasurer indicating the items ordered and those received.

In any case, the maximum payable will be the lesser of the amount of the approved grant or the receipts submitted.

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