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Holland Educational Foundation

HEF Grants
The Holland Public Schools Educational Foundation (HEF) exists to raise public support for, and award grants to, HPS staff in order to improve HPS students' quality of learning. These grants will provide financial support for programs and projects which benefit students and expand their academic experiences, but which fall outside of regular district funding. All funded projects must directly impact student motivation and learning, and be related to specific HPS curriculum goals.

How Awards are Made
The Holland Educational Foundation Board determines the grants to be awarded. The board makes its selections based, in part, upon research and recommendations made by its grant-selection subcommittee. Each grant application is evaluated for its:

Potential benefit to students
Adherence to HPS curriculum goals
Numbers of and degrees of student involvement
Uniqueness
Cost-effectiveness
Application presentation

Who is Eligible?
Any HPS teacher/staff member may apply.

How to Apply
Current grant applications and instructions may be downloaded from this site and completed in Microsoft Word. ALL grant applications must be emailed to a building principal, who will signal his/her approval by forwarding the application on to the HEF office prior to the grant cycle deadline. If making a request for technology items, please email the help desk for a formal quote at least one week prior to the grant deadline.

    Grant Instructions & Application Forms:

Additional Information
Unless otherwise noted, all funded projects must be completed within the school year that they are awarded. Any equipment purchased with grant money becomes the property of the HPS District. All technology grants must go through the HPS Technology Department for standardization of materials. Grant recipients are required to complete a grant-agreement form, and write an evaluation report upon completion of the project. Recipients must also provide digital photographs of the program or project in use.