Grant Process

How to Apply

Do you have an idea for an innovative program for Greenwich Public School (GPS) students? The Alliance seeks grant proposals that are aligned with our mission and the GPS Vision of the Graduate.

Grant Size: typically ranges from $1,000 to $25,000.

Eligible Recipients: non-profits in the town of Greenwich, including local youth service organizations, libraries, after-school programs, public schools or PTAs. Grants are not made directly to individuals.

Grant Cycle: for the following school year, the grant application process starts in the January of the current school year.  Completed applications are due in early March, grant awards approved by mid April and grant applicants formally notified following approval.

Required Documents: completed grant application, publicity agreement acknowledgement, completed budget template, Letter of Agreement signed by the building principal and/or GPS Program Coordinator (if applicable), Grant Routing Slip and Approval form (for GPS employees only). Refer to the grant application for more details.


How are grants evaluated?   According to specific criteria outlined in the grant application.

Who makes the decision?  The Alliance Grants Committee evaluates all grant proposals. The Grants Committee consists of community members with interest and/or experience in the Greenwich Public Schools. The Grants Committee recommends a slate of grant proposals to the Alliance Board of Directors for discussion and approval in April each year.

What if I have an idea but am not sure if it will qualify?  Potential applicants can receive early feedback on their idea by emailing a brief description to  It is also suggested that you review the list of prior years grants.

Are there any reporting requirements? Yes – a final report, following the guidelines outlined in grant application, is due within 60 days of completion of the grant program.

How do I submit the application?  Please email the completed application to by the application deadline date, followed by a hard copy with all required signatures mailed/hand delivered to the Greenwich Alliance for Education at 48 Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Who do I contact with questions?  Contact Julie Faryniarz, Executive Director of the Greenwich Alliance for Education at or 203-912-9543.

To learn more about the Process, click below for the 2020-2021 School year application 

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