May 1 is the deadline for those wishing to apply to the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation's (CVEF's) grants program.
"The application is fairly easy," says Grants Committee chair Nancy Earls, "so there's still time to complete one if your organization, classroom or group could benefit."
CVEF's grants program is the primary way this four-year old organization fulfills its mission to support lifelong learning in Durham and Middlefield. The 19 grants that have been awarded over the past three years demonstrate the impact the program has made.
"Basically, grants will be awarded based on innovation, impact on the community and alignment with our mission statement," explains Earls. She and fellow Grants Committee members have always found the grants application review and awarding cycle one of the best parts on serving on the committee. "It’s amazing to see the kinds of projects and ideas that are out there in our towns,” she admits. “Knowing that we can help make them happen is a great feeling.”
Again, the deadline for CVEF grants applications is May 1, 2012. Grants will be awarded in June. Applications are available at http://www.coginchaugvef.com, or you may email Nancy Earls at email@example.com. CVEF has awarded almost $30,000 in grants over the past three years.