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How our Grant Process Works

The EFLS strives to approve requests that provide our students with much deserved technology and educational tools. Things that allow them to stay competitive in this ever changing world.

Every item or program purchased begins as a grant request submitted to the EFLS by a teacher, group of teachers, the administration, or a member of the Little Silver Community (the Little Silver Public Library as an example). The process begins early in the school year when the EFLS Grant Committee announces the online application process has opened. The deadline to complete this application is the first week of December. Grants are then compiled and organized for review and discussion by the EFLS Trustees in January and February. During this review period the Trustees meet with Dr. Kossack, teachers, and our technology administrator to answer any questions that we may have or provide necessary clarification regarding the different grants. Each grant is given a ranking by both its author as well as the administration so that the Trustees can understand the need level. After the EFLS’ annual fundraising event the Trustees vote on each grant individually at the May meeting. By this time the EFLS has clear confirmation of how much has been raised and the available funds to use towards the approval of grants. This voting meeting is an open forum where members of the community are encouraged to participate in a dialogue about each request. Once all grants have been discussed and all comments have been heard they are put to an official vote; only EFLS Trustee members with good attendance records participate in the vote. Once the voting has been completed, the EFLS informs the district and community of the approvals. The district then moves forward in purchasing the items for the following school year.

The grant process is a thoughtful and ever evolving one, as is the EFLS. The EFLS is an organization dedicated to finding new and creative ways to assist with budget constraints, so that our children continue to receive the best resources available to them.

Submit a Grant Proposal

The grant proposal form below should be completed by teachers, staff, administrators, and members of the Little Silver community wishing to submit a grant request to Education Foundation of Little Silver (EFLS).  The deadline for submission is December 7, 2018.  Please direct questions or comments to EFLS’ Grant Committee at edfoundationoflittlesilver@gmail.com or Meghan DuBois at dubsfam5@gmail.com.

The Grant timeline is as follows:

Submission of Grant Application:                                  December 7, 2018

Review of Grant Applications with Administration:    December 8, 2018 – January 15, 2019

Review of Grant Applications with EFLS Board:           January 16, 2019 and February 6, 2019 (EFLS Board Meetings)

Annual EFLS Fundraising Event:                                     April 5, 2019

Voting by EFLS Board:                                                      May 1, 2019

Applicants will be notified by the end of May 2019 whether or not their grant will be funded for the 2019-2020 school year.

Thank you for your submission!



Grant Proposal Name

School(s) to Benefit
Markham Place SchoolPoint Road School

Grade Level(s) to Benefit
Pre-KKindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade

Grant Category

Brief Description. Please includes answers to the following in your description:
- What classroom/school needs, problems, or opportunities does the proposal address?
- How will this proposal create opportunities and/or applications for students to learn via technology or other dynamic educational tools?
- Describe how your proposal promotes academic achievement and enriches the educational experience for students.
- How will this proposal enhance or support your current curricular goals?

Estimated Cost


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