Healthquest Taconic IPA Science Education Grants

ELIGIBILITY – All public, private, and parochial secondary teachers (Grades 7-12) in all New York State licensed and certified schools in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES – Online grant application. Click here to access the Grants Portal.

Applications available online January 1st
Applications must be submitted by March 15th 

EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS – All applications will be reviewed by the Healthquest Taconic IPA Committee of the Community Foundations.  

Funding priority will be given to requests that are well-written, for equipment that is durable and will serve a large number of students.  Requests that include information relative to how the lessons using the equipment will positievely impact students, spur their interest in science related careers and provide a strong educational foundation for college level curriculum will receive special considertaion. Requests that note equipment sharing accross schools within the same district are also encouraged. 

AWARD AMOUNTS – Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 – $1,000.

COOPERATIVE VENTURES – Applications/requests in excess of the $1,000 limit will be considered for cooperative ventures across different fields/disciplines that affect a large number of students.

NOTIFICATION – Applicants will be notified in May. 

FINAL REPORT – An online report accounting for expenditure of grant funds must be submitted to the Community Foundations no later than June 30th of the year following the award.  This report should also include information on how the equipment purchased enhanced learning opportunities in the classroom laboratory.  Unused funds must be returned to the Foundation.

OWNERSHIP OF EQUIPMENT – Equipment purchased with grant funds is deemed to be the property of the school.

Winning grant descriptions can be found here.