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Grant Information

Engage Canastota Education Foundation awards grants to teachers for innovative projects that encourage creative teaching methods. Grants may be awarded for experiential learning and/or expanding students’ understanding of the curriculum. The purpose of the Foundation’s grant program is to enrich student learning and enhance the instructional programming in our schools.


When submitting a grant application for consideration, it should meet one or more of the following Foundation criteria: 

 • Serve as an opportunity for enrichment that cannot be funded through the normal school budget

• Offer the possibility of continued impact for more than one year

• Offer expanded opportunities for application in other curricula and use by other educators

• Demonstrate innovative approaches or methodologies 

• Anticipate, encourage, or reflect the expanded use of technology

• Impact as large a number of students as possible

• Encourage partnership with other funding sources

• Is consistent with the Canastota Central School District’s curriculum and NY State Standards

• Serve as an effective pilot for possible future programs 


The Foundation cannot approve funding for:

• Faculty/staff salaries and benefits

• Support of sports teams and equipment

• General capital improvements

• Building and grounds operations and maintenance

• Ongoing transportation expenses

• Routine purchases of equipment and supplies

• Administrative and clerical support

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