Calls for proposals for both Teacher and Collaborative Grants are distributed in December. Brookline’s Office of Teaching and Learning offers workshops prior to the filing deadline for teachers who wish to apply. BEF Teacher and Collaborative Grants Committees, which consist of Brookline educators and BEF Board members, determine funding. Applicants are notified of decisions in late April. Grant awards are announced to the public at the BEF’s annual “Celebrating Teachers” event in May.

See the Grants Calendar for workshops, deadlines and other important dates.

Apply for Collaborative Grants

BEF Collaborative Grants are designed to promote cooperative efforts across disciplines, across grade levels, and among schools. This category of grants enables the BEF to bring the core value of Collaborative Relationships to the forefront by promoting opportunities for professional teamwork and cooperative learning throughout Brookline. Collaborative Grants are funded up to $20,000 per grant. Applicants seeking funding for projects with budgets $8,000 or above are required to submit a Concept Paper to assess how well their proposal fits within the BEF grants program. If the application budget is under $8,000, the concept paper is optional but encouraged as it typically helps with the success of the grant.

1. Call for proposals

Information for applying teachers

More Information

2. Concept Paper

Optional, but recommended for all; due January 31, 2020

Required for budgets of $8,000+

Download Concept Paper Form

3. Application

Download, Complete & upload to the BEF by March 9, 2020

Download Application

4. Evaluation

Download, Complete & Email once the grant is completed.
Download evaluation

5. Grant Examples

Recently awarded collaborative grants