Grant Opportunities

Teachers may apply for many forms of grants through the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation. The grants come in many types, sizes, and formats.  They are all intended to fund innovative projects that traditional school funding cannot support. We hope they encourage NPS teachers to think in cutting edge ways and bring new vision to the classroom.  It is a true privilege of the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation to fulfill grant requests.

Each spring NPSF offers multiple grants opportunities in one easy to use application.  If you are a NPS teacher or staff member, and think you have a great idea for a project to enhance learning for students, please click below and complete an application.

NPSF Grant Application Link

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2020
PROJECTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION DURING 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

Find out more details about these grants for the 2020-2021 school year within the easy to use application.

  • NPSF Classroom Grants - These grants have a $750 budget limit and are intended to serve a smaller group of students, such as a classroom.  Classroom Grants are funded by the annual fundraising efforts of the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation.  The Foundation will award up to $15,000 in Classroom Grant projects for 2020-2021.
  • Dan Furstenau Elementary Science Grants - This endowed fund was created in memory of NHS graduate Dan Furstenau and is designed to support science enrichment in grades K-6 at Norfolk Public Schools.  $1000 is available for the 2020-2021 school year.  The maximum award amount is $500 per teacher/classroom.
  • NPS Wellness Grant - This $500 grant is funded by the efforts of the Norfolk Public Schools Wellness Committee.  The intent of this grant is to support efforts that promote an environment of healthy mental and physical wellness for the staff of Norfolk Public Schools.  
  • Class of 1969 Tribute Fund Grant - This grant is given by the members of the NHS Class of 1969.  The NHS Class of 1969 Tribute Fund proudly supports Norfolk High School by offering scholarships and classroom grants in alternating years.  This year, the fund will support a Classroom Grant for Norfolk High School during the 2020-2021.  The maximum budget for a project is $1000.  Depending on the project ideas submitted, the grant will be awarded to one large project or two smaller ones, with a maximum award of $1000 total.
  • Woodland Park Math/Science Enrichment Grant - A private donor with a fondness for Woodland Park Elementary has gifted the school with a fund to provide for math and science enrichment in their building. This will enable Woodland Park staff members to think of new and exciting ways to engage the students in these special fields.

(Returning Grant Applicants: you must use the above Classroom Grant link to enter the current year's form.  Logging into your existing Reviewr account will not give you access.  Then, after entering the current year's form and saving it, you will see it as an option in your events/submissions for future editing and tracking).

Once you have started an application you can manage your account, and all applications, by logging into www.app.reviewr.com.  Click on "Manage Submissions" to see the status of all applications.

To add another grant application: Click the "Add Submission" tab on the left,  answer all questions, be sure to fully submit.
If you’ve submitted one application and wish to edit/manage it:  Click the "My Submissions" tab, click "edit" next to the text box labeled "Submission Form", scroll through and make your revisions, click save & logout OR submit to save your changes.

If you’ve submitted more than one application and would like to edit/manage those applications:  Click the "My Submissions" tab, click "View" next to a submission to select it, click the "Submission" tab, press the second blue "Edit" button, scroll through and make your revisions, click Save & Logout OR submit to save your changes. 

If you have any question during the application process please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation office.  

NPSF also offers Help It Happen! Grants that are available throughout the school year.  Find out more details about these unique grants here.

Grants to support the NPS classroom are funded by generous donations of the staff, alumni, local businesses and patrons. If you would like more information on the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation, or how you can support our grant program program, please  We are eager to help. The Norfolk Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as defined by the IRS.

Many classrooms have seen great success as a result of a grant funded project.  With your donation to the NPS Foundation you can support the continued success of NPSF Grants.