*Grant requests are accepted from January 1 through April 1.* Grant proposals from $500 to $2000 that meet our mission guidelines will all be considered by the Foundation. Higher priority will be given to those requests that 1)impact the greater number of current East High Students and 2)demonstrate a great financial need.
*Applicant Eligibility* is open to any representative of a school sanctioned activity, as defined by the school principal and school district policies. This includes all academic, athletic, extracurricular programs, and clubs that are officially sanctioned by East High School.
*An Allocation Panel*, a standing committee of the DEHSF Board, will identify and rank which grant requests best meet the Foundation’s criteria and the unmet needs of East High during each grant making cycle. The Allocation Panel will be staffed by representatives of the East Site Council, including the Principal, Chairperson, Activities Director, and two student leaders designated by the Principal. In addition, up to three board members from the DEHSF may be designated by theFoundation President to sit on this Panel.
The Allocation Panel will present its ranking of grant proposals and recommendations to the MayDuluth East High School Foundation Board meeting for approval and distribution of the funds in July forthe next school year.
**We will not fund the following:**+ Individual salaries or stipends, as dictated by school district’s guidelines.+ Requests for re-granting. e.g. Student Forum requesting $1,000 for a gift to Project Joy.+ Endowments. e.g. The Band requesting $2,000 to establish a uniform fund.+ Debt retirement. e.g. The Birch Log requesting $2,000 to cover a yearbook price increase.+ Partisan political organizations or campaigns.+ Efforts to fund lobbying efforts to influence legislative decisions.
*Grant Winner Responsibilities* include, but are not limited to, filing an evaluation form of the projects outcome within thirty (30) school days of the completion of the funded project. By accepting a grant from the DEHSF, you agree to share any results with the DEHSF, East High School, the Duluth School District, and the greater community as a whole. Documentation, including photographs and video, may be used to promote future projects by the Duluth East High School Foundation. Grant recipients will not be eligible for future DEHSF Grants until all final reports have been submitted upon project completion.