Hudson Schools Arts and Humanities Fund

Grant Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Teachers, administrators, parents and community members for projects that enhance the educational experience of 1st, 5th, 8th and 11th grade students and teachers in the Hudson City School District.

GRANT INFORMATION

The Hudson Schools Arts and Humanities Fund works to enhance and enrich the educational experience of students and teachers in the Hudson City School District (HCSD). At this time, the fund is focused on the transitional 1st, 5th, 8th and 11th transitional grades and will award up to $5,000 per grade.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications will be accepted from students, teachers, administrators, parents and members of the community.

Grants from the Hudson Schools Arts and Humanities Fund will not replace public dollars for the school district.

Possible projects include but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular activities; individual creative projects, visiting speakers, artists in residence, professional development for teachers and program costs for field trips.

Berkshire Taconic does not support organizations which in their constitution, by-laws, or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.

AWARDS

Grants awarded may range from $500 to $2,500. A total of $15,000 will be awarded.

REVIEW CRITERIA

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Excellence: Is the project or service truly of a high quality? Is it the right time for the project? Does it involve qualified individuals/groups?
  • Impact: What is the potential impact of the project or service on the HCSD community? This does not mean the number of people involved, but rather the quality of the impact.
  • Ability: Is the project well thought out and feasible?
Applications will be reviewed by the Hudson Arts and Humanities Committee. Their recommendations will be referred to Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation board of directors for final approval.