SSLE (Funders Collaborative) 2020-2021 RFP

As part of our Safe and Supportive Learning Environments Initiative, The Newark Trust for Education is currently accepting applications to participate in the Funders' Collaborative for the 2020-2021 academic year. This competitive grant program is provided to eligible schools in support of creating intentional, coordinated and systematic efforts to provide Safe and Supportive Learning environments and interventions. Participating schools are supported in fostering the social and emotional well-being of students, minimizing behavioral health-related barriers to school success, implementing coordinated student support services, and developing positive school climates.

To apply for the 2020-2021 Funders’ Collaborative Grant, please use the materials below:

2020-2021 Funders' Collaborative RFP - Review this document prior to applying. 

FC Budget Template 2020-2021 – Submit your budget using the template provided. Download the budget template and save to your computer to complete. Other budget formats will not be accepted.

Once you have completed the above components, please submit them by December 18, 2019, using our ONLINE FORM.

NOTE: In the online application you will be required to answer the following prompts:

  • Project Proposal Summary (400 words max) 
  • Description of Needs (1,000 words max) 
  • Past Relevant Programming (1,000 words max) 

Applicants that submit materials via e-mail will be redirected to the above link.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Barbara Haynesworth
Grants Manager
[email protected]





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