CSF awards grants to fund initiatives that take place in one or more of our six schools, during the school day, impacting a significant number of students and which are not able to be funded through the school district budget. Ideas for grant applications originate from Chappaqua teachers, administrators, parents and students and follow one of two grant application processes. Information about how to apply for a CSF grant can be found on the Apply for a Grant page.
CSF Grant Pathways
Traditional Grants fund innovative ideas costing in excess of $2,500 or which require significant district support to implement. The application cycle for these grants begins in the fall of the school year with a final decision coming in the spring following a many month development process. Once approved, purchases are made and staff development occurs so that these grants are in place during the subsequent school year.
The InstaGrant process is used to fund innovative ideas costing $2,500 or less and which do not require significant implementation support. InstaGrant applications are reviewed and approved throughout the school year which allows for a fast track review of smaller requests and implementation during the current school year.