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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.

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 the online application & attach a letter of support from your school’s principal.
  • Application deadlines – The next application period will open on Friday, August 4, 2023. Award recipients will be notified by the end of September 2023.

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

Project Grants for Public Schools Application

  • Thank you for your interest in Project Grants for Public Schools funded by the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation. Please review the granting guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting your Letter of Intent. Only one LOI may be submitted per organization per submission period.

    To simplify, we recommend preparing your responses outside of the submission form and then copy & paste your answers before submitting them.

    There are character limitations to each question and must not exceed character limits.

  • Provide a brief description of the project you are seeking funding for.

    700 character limit

  • A. Explain the issue or need this project is addressing and why it’s important.

    B. Who are the beneficiaries of this project? Provide an estimate of the number of people who will benefit from this project.

    C. Is this a collaborative project? If yes, describe additional outside partners and their roles.

    6500 character limit

  • A. How long do you anticipate this project taking to complete?

    B. Describe how you will measure outcomes for this project. How will you know you’ve achieved the goal of the project?

    4000 character limit

  • A. Explain briefly the group within your school that will be carrying out this project.

    B. Will you be receiving outside help or volunteer support to complete the project?

    2600 character limit

  • A. State proposal amount and a description of how the funds will be used.

    B. What is the total cost of this project?

    C. Do you have additional funders for this project?

    1300 character limit

  • Please share any additional thoughts or feedback about your project.

    1300 character limit

  • Please attach a signed letter of support from your school’s principal approving of your proposed project.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.

The 2023 application period will close on Thursday, August 31st.
Award recipients will be notified by the end of September 2023.

For more information contact:
Betty Mujica-Milano
Community Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]