Mini and Maxi Grants

The purpose of the Mini and Maxi grants is to support and enhance academic experiences for Tappan Students. Grants may be used to acquire special materials, bring resources to the classroom, or provide unique experiences related to the curriculum and over-all school experience.

The budget for grants is determined yearly by the PTSO Executive Committee and approved by the full PTSO board. Award decisions are based on the Mini-Maxi Grant Committee’s discretion on how funds should be dispersed to make the most meaningful impact on the Tappan community and the amount of funding available. Priority will be given to grants that are directly aligned with the school improvement goals that have been defined by the principals and staff. The Mini-Maxi Grant Committee consists of the PTSO Executive Committee and the Tappan Principals. 

In order for a grant application to be considered the following criteria must be met:

  • The grant application must clearly demonstrate how students will benefit as a result of the funding.
  • The benefit to students falls into one or more of the following categories:
    • Curriculum:  Enhance the curriculum or fill a gap in the curriculum.
    • Enrichment:  Enrich the student’s learning experience and personal development.
    • Participation:  Enable and promote student participation in learning activities.
  • The grant needs to target a well-defined group such as:
    • The entire student body
    • A grade level
    • A classroom
    • A subset of students participating in specific program or club

Mini Grants (up to $500): Mini grants are designed to meet needs of individual teachers, staff and Tappan-affiliated organizations. Mini grants are approved by the PTSO Executive Committee on an ongoing basis as applications are received.

Maxi Grants ($500-$2,500): Maxi grants are designed to augment facilities and/or programs that benefit a large group of students (beyond one classroom). Maxi grant requests must be published in the Thursday Thing prior to being discussed and voted upon at a PTSO meeting.

Request a Grant

  • To request a grant fill out the online form.  

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