Project Grants for Public Schools

About Project Grants for Public Schools

Project Grants for Public Schools (PGPS) is the newest initiative from the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation. PGPS is a granting program open to public schools in Neighbors’ 9-parish service area to apply for funds for a specific project or resource within the school.

Spring 2021 Winners announced

9 Parish Service Area

Grant Details

  • Grant amount – $2,500+
  • Number of payments – One-time payment
  • Eligible organizations – Public Schools & Qualified Charter Schools in Neighbors’ 9-parish service region. Charter schools will be subject to verification through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
  • How to apply – Fill out our online Letter of Intent form & application
  • Application deadlines – The next application period will open on Monday, December 6 and applications will be due by Monday, January 31

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a public or non-profit charter school operating in Neighbors’ 9-parish region
    • East Baton Rouge
    • Ascension
    • East Feliciana
    • Iberville
    • Livingston
    • Pointe Coupee
    • St. Helena
    • West Baton Rouge
    • West Feliciana
  • The project must have a direct and lasting impact on the school as a whole, as outlined by the submitted project application, see below for a few examples.
    • New or Upgraded Technology
    • Community Garden
    • School Beautification
    • Facility Improvements

Project Exclusions

  • Programs or events outside of the 9-parish region
  • Political activities
  • Students raising funds for competition entries, travel, etc

Applications are now open and have been extended until Monday, February 7th at 12:00pm.

For more information contact:
Betty Mujica-Milano
Community Outreach Coordinator