Student Success Grants Program


To fund innovative and creative projects that offer unique learning opportunities and/or enrichment of the academic, artistic, or athletic pursuits of students in the Belchertown public schools.

2018-2019 Call for Proposals

Thanks to our supportive community and the success of our initial fundraising efforts we are excited to offer a special grant application process for projects to take place during the 2018-2019 academic year!

Applications Due by June 22, 2018

Approved Proposals

  • Awards announced by August 1, 2018
  • Requirements for approved proposals
    • Recipient obligation form (coming soon) – submitted prior to disbursement of funds
    • Mid-term report form (coming soon)
    • Final report form (coming soon)

Priority Considerations

While applicants are free to propose any project they feel will enhance students’ experiences, the BEF is particularly interested in projects that:

  • serve large numbers of students
  • make a very large and important difference for students, regardless of the numbers served
  • result in lasting benefits, extending beyond the grant cycle

Grant Awards and Number of Grants

  • Up to $5,000
  • Applications for larger projects require prior approval from the Board of Directors
  • The number of annual grant awards will depend upon:
    • merits of the proposals
    • available funds; partial funding may be awarded


  • Teachers, program heads, coaches, administrators, and staff in Belchertown public schools
  • Ineligible expenses:
    • salary (aside from costs associated with substitute teachers)
    • general operating expenses
    • professional development activities, books/materials, and technology upgrades unless they serve to support a new initiative that is also part of the same grant proposal

Project Examples