FAQ for DCS Staff Grants

 

EFD application process:

  • EFD Fall Grant Cycle - applications are due October 31.

  • EFD Spring Grant Cycle - applications are due March 31.

  • All grant proposals must be reviewed by your building Principal/Director BEFORE submission.

  • All  grant proposals for technology items must be pre-approved by the DCS Technology Department to confirm district compatibility.

  • All grant proposals for playground equipment must be pre-approved by DCS Buildings & Grounds by your building Principal/Director.

  • All grant proposals must be authored and submitted by Dexter Community School staff.

 

When are approved grant funds available:

  • Approved Fall Grant funds are available immediately and expire June 30th of the same school year.

  • Approved Spring Grant funds can be submitted for reimbursement starting July 1st and expire June 30th of the following school year.

Historically not funded by the EFD:

Every grant is reviewed based on the benefits to DCS students, however there are several items that have not historically been funded by EFD:

  • Core curriculum textbooks or supplies.

  • Consumables (i.e. office supplies, paper, markers, etc).

  • Transportation costs.

  • Gifts or rewards for volunteers (i.e. pizza lunch for parent volunteers).

  • Technology that falls under the district’s Technology Bond.

  • Supplies, technology, or equipment that should be provided by the district per a student’s IEP.

  • Structural repairs or improvements to buildings.

  • Nonspecific items (items a grant writer will determine at a later date).

  • Reimbursements for items already purchased.

funding for teacher/staff training:

A donor advised fund for teacher/staff training is available through the district office.  Submit those grant applications to the district office.  

 

Who can I contact regarding questions about EFD Grants?

If you have questions or an off-cycle grant request, please reach out to the EFD Grants Committee at grants@efdexter.org.