Grants FAQ

Q: What is the NSAS Donations & Grants program?

A:  It is a needs-based program to support arts initiatives and programs in Norwell public schools

 

Q: Who manages the donations & grants process?

A: The NSAS Funding & Volunteer Support Committee, comprised of the school Building Reps plus volunteers

 

Q: Who may request a grant?

A: Norwell Public School students & faculty

– Student requests need faculty sponsorship

– Student grants managed by faculty sponsor

 

Q: Who may request a donation?

A: Any non-profit organization that directly or indirectly supports the arts in Norwell schools

 

Q: When are grant requests considered?

A1: Annual Grants & Donations

– Awarded at the end of each academic year for following year

– Call for proposals sent by May 1

– Applications submitted by June 1

– Reviewed / voted at last NSAS meeting of the year

– Announced & awarded on last day of school

A2: As-Needed Grants & Donations

– Submitted as needs / opportunities arise

– Reviewed / decided per decision authorities

 

Q: Who is responsible for the grant process?

A: The NSAS Funding & Volunteer Support Committee will

– post process and application form on web site

– spread the word and help faculty & students apply

– receive and verify requests

– review requests against annual funding plan

– present requests and recommendations for vote (all, some, none)

– document vote results

– track performance

NSAS Treasurer will

– document current funds availability as needed

– pay out voted funds

NSAS Secretary will maintain formal record

 

Q: Who has grant decision authority?

A: Decision authority is as follows:

– Requests valued at $250.00 or less, may be voted on by NSAS Board without waiting for the next NSAS meeting.

– Requests valued between $251 and $750 must be presented at a NSAS meeting and voted on at that meeting.

– Requests in excess of $750 must be presented at a NSAS meeting and will require detailed discussion prior to a vote. The vote may be postponed until the following NSAS meeting, if the NSAS Board decides more information about the item is needed.

 

Q: How is the grant program managed?

A: At the annual grant planning meeting in April, the NSAS Board will:

– set NSAS funding goals for following year

– review funds on hand /  expected by LDoS

– determine total amount for funding program

– allocate between annual and as-needed programs

– set application review criteria

 

Click here to download the NSAS Grant Request Form V5

You may complete the application form electronically using Adobe Acrobat and email it to grants@norwellarts.org, or you may print and complete the form by hand and mail to the address below. Please be sure to ask your principal to include his/her comments prior to submitting.

Norwell Scholastic Arts Society
PO Box 117
Norwell, MA 02061