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 Grant Application 

Are you an educator with an original and innovative project designed to enhance the teaching and learning methods within the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools? Great! We have two categories for you to apply, Mini Grants and Grants of Excellence. We encourage you to review your options below and apply for the grant that is best suited to meet your needs.

Through our competitive grant process, over $1.1 million has been distrubuted across the district for programs that enrich and strengthen our students' educational experience. 

Grants of Excellence (Awarded in the spring)

The Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation is proud to offer "Grants of Excellence" each year. These grants may total up to $1,000 per teacher or up to $2,500 if multiple grades and staff. 

The Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation strives to support efforts that impact students directly and foster improved student performance. Funding priority will be given to projects that are innovative and utilize resources effectively and efficiently.

Applications for the  2020-21 Grants of Excellence are due February 12, 2021

Mini Grants  (Awarded in the fall)

The Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation Mini Grants provide a financial means for educators to create experiences that enrich student learning.  These Mini Grants, for up to $300 each, may be used for classroom resources and educational materials to:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Support At-Risk Students
  • Enhance Curriculm Enrichment

Applications for the  2020 Mini-Grants are due October 30, 2020

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Any Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools educator may submit a grant application. Applications must be signed by a supervising principal or administrator.

Are there items that may not be funded with GJEF grant proceeds?

GJEF grant monies may not be used to pay for transportation costs, staff salaries or the cost of substitute staff.   Programs and items which could be funded through traditional school or public funding sources will not be funded.

How do I apply for a GJEF grant?

  • This year (2020) applications for the Mini Grants are submitted in October.  
  • Applications for the Grants of Excellence are submitted in January each year. 

(Grant forms are available at the links above.)

When will grants be awarded?

Fall Mini Grant recipients will be announced at the November,2020 Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools Board Meeting.

Spring Grant of Excellence recipients will be announced at the April Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools Board Meeting.

What are the requirements of grant recipients?

Grant recipients are required to acknowledge the GJEF as a supporting organization when publicizing their project. A final report must be filed. Recipients may also be asked to prepare project displays to be used by the Foundation.  Posts on Facebook and Twitter are also appreciated.

Whom do I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about the grant application process, contact Sharon Tomko 614-416-0298.


Take a look at what can be done when you submit a
Grant of Excellence Application 
or Mini Grant Application.

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Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation
160 South Hamilton Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-416-0298

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