Faculty, staff, administrators, and students of the Red Hook Central School District can submit mini-grant applications. Parents and community members are encouraged to share ideas for programs with eligible applicants. All applications must be approved and signed by the building principal.

Award Amounts

Applicants are eligible for mini-grants up to $1,000. The total amount of resources available for mini-grants may vary from year to year depending upon RHEF funding.

Mini-Grant applications are accepted at any time. The review process may vary in length but typically takes 30-60 days. RHEF receives many requests to fund worthy projects but cannot guarantee that all requests will be funded.

Criteria for grant applications

In evaluating each mini-grant application, the Foundation will consider whether a program meets the following criteria:

• Aligns with the mission of RHEF
• Is innovative and creative
• Enhances and enriches learning
• Offers the participants a unique learning opportunity
• Benefits the most students possible
• Is not currently fundable by other sources
• Has goals which are clearly defined and realistic
• Has specific methods of implementation and evaluation
• Shows potential beyond the grant period
• Leverages the resources and capabilities of other community resources

Upon receipt of the grant

Grantees will agree to use RHEF funds solely for the purpose requested. Materials purchased become the property of the Red Hook Central School District.

Grantee will provide a written summary, project evaluation and accounting (including receipts) of the use and effectiveness of the grant after the project has been completed within 45 days of completion of project.

Grantees may be asked to provide information and photos for RHEF marketing purposes. The RHEF will release the names of the grant recipients through the local media and Foundation publications.