Mass IDEAS Planning Grant Application
Purpose of the Grant Opportunity
Mass IDEAS is dedicated to helping communities across Massachusetts create the great public schools our students deserve. Design principles guide our support for teams as they design/redesign schools.
Planning grants, combined with direct support from Mass IDEAS, provide teams who are ready to create new schools or redesign whole schools with the knowledge, skills, dedicated time, financial resources, and support to do so effectively. The grants and direct supports work in tandem to ensure effective school model planning.
The application is due November 5, 2018 by 5:00 pm Eastern.
Request for Learning
Please review the Mass IDEAS Planning Grant Request for Learning thoroughly before starting your application. The Request for Learning document is a comprehensive overview of the grant program and provides important background information you will need to respond to the application questions.
Help Using this Application Platform
Mass IDEAS has prepared a guidance document about SurveyMonkey Apply for you to use as a reference when you're completing your application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mass IDEAS has prepared answers to frequently asked questions that teams may have as they are preparing their applications. Please see the Planning Grant Frequently Asked Questions page on the Mass IDEAS website.
Application Support Resources
Mass IDEAS will sponsor a series of support opportunities for potential applicants, including a webinar of panelists who have successfully engaged in the work of school design/redesign to inspire potential applicants, two in-person application-writing support sessions, and office hours by phone. Please go to the Mass IDEAS website to learn more about all of these support opportunities and register for those that are of interest to you.
To receive answers to questions about the planning grant application, participate in an office hours session or email your questions to email@example.com.
Below are key dates related to this application.
|September 17, 2018||RFL released|
|September/October 2018||Application support resources available|
|November 5, 2018||Planning grant application due by 5:00 pm ET|
|Week of December 3, 2018||Interviews of applicant finalist teams (required for finalists)|
|January 24, 2019||First in-person convening of grantees (required)|