Grant Funding Opportunities
NHED regularly publishes requests for applications for state and federally funded grants and programs. This page will be updated with available RFAs as they become available. Each RFA will have the date it was released, the due date for application return, and program contact information. Associated documents will be posted within each RFA.
The New Hampshire Department of Education will issue competitive grants to NH public and public charter schools that meet eligibility requirements for financing the establishment of a robotics team and its participation in competitive events. Responses to this request for applications received by the deadline will be scored by independent peer reviewers. The primary purpose of these grants is to motivate public and charter school students to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while building critical life and work-related skills.
Released Date: August 7, 2023
Due Date: August 28, 2023
*The grant application period has now closed; applications are no longer being accepted.
Contact: Lisa Lienhart at Lisa.L.Lienhart@doe.nh.gov
Stronger Connections Grant
The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) will issue competitive grants to NH public and public charter LEAs to support safe learning environments. Research consistently shows that safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environments are associated with improved academic achievement and emotional well-being of students, as well as with reductions in disciplinary actions. The maximum amount that can be requested is $100,000 per LEA school building considered in the application. There is no minimum amount.
Released Date: June 15, 2023
Due Date: Friday, August 11, 2023, 4:00 PM. Applications that are received past the due date will be contingent upon the availability of funds. Priority will be given to those applications received by the deadline.
Applications closed: August 17, 2023.
Awards were announced on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. See Stronger Connections Grant page for awardees.
The Bureau of Career Development (BCD) at the New Hampshire Department of Education will issue discretionary grants to local education agencies (LEAs) and public charter schools to purchase equipment, supplies, or other curriculum materials such as: textbooks and software licenses, or for career development activities, such as student trips to NH businesses and postsecondary level programs. Such costs must support the absolute priority of this grant funding opportunity, which is to expand pre-engineering (including elements such as, but not limited to: design thinking, computer science, robotics, mechatronics, and career pathway planning) for elementary, middle, or high school students.
Release Date: April 4, 2023
Due Date: 4 p.m on April 27, 2023
Leaning into Literacy Resource Grant
This grant will allow NH public and public charter schools to receive funding for the Science of Reading, evidence-based literacy curriculums and Science of Reading materials for students in K-6 for the 2023-2024 school year. This competitive grant is funded by state level ESSER III (ARP) federal funds and will be available on a rolling basis until funding is no longer available; the estimated budget for each proposal is $5,000 to $25,000.
Released Date: March 30, 2023
Due Date: As of May 3, 2023 the application has been closed. The application may be reopened if additional funding becomes available.
Grant Contact: Kathleen McCaffery, ELA Consultant, Kathleen.A.McCaffery@doe.nh.gov
These funds are intended to assist local education agencies, community organizations and faith-based organizations in providing before school, after school and summer programming to youth in high poverty communities through the creation of 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs
Non-Public School Education Recovery Assistance Program (ARP EANS+)
The NH Department of Education will issue competitive grants to NH non-profit non-public schools to address the educational, social, emotional, and mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Responses to this request for applications received by the deadline will be scored by independent peer reviewers. The primary purpose of this assistance is to support non-public schools in addressing the academic disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the social, emotional, and mental well-being of their students.
Released Date: February 6, 2023
Second Round Released: April 3, 2023
Due Date: March 10, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Second Round Due Date: April 10, 2023
Program Contact: EANS@doe.nh.gov
The NH Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Education is seeking proposals from eligible providers to provide integrated education and training programs and/or integrated English literacy and civics education programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 for the period starting July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026. Applications may include up to nine months of program design and planning prior to direct student services.
Released Date: March 2, 2023
Due Date: April 5, 2023
Contact Sarah Wheeler at Sarah.L.Wheeler@doe.nh.gov
Appendix A NH Data & Assessment Policy
Appendix D NH Data Privacy and Protection Policy
Appendix E WIOA Glossary
Attachment 1 Demonstrated Effectiveness
Attachment 2A IET Only Application
Attachment 2B IELCE Only Application
Attachment 2C IET and IELCE Application
Attachment 3 Budget Worksheets
The NH Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Education is seeking proposals from school districts to provide an adult high school program provided through in-person, hybrid, Hyflex or online instructional delivery and leading to a high school diploma or an adult high school diploma for adults and eligible high school students.
Posted February 21, 2023
The deadline for submitted proposals is 4:00 pm on April 21, 2023.
Contact Sarah Ladd Wheeler at Sarah.L.Wheeler@doe.nh.gov
Appendix C – NH Data & Assessment Policy
Attachment 1 – Adult Diploma Application
Attachment 1A – Statewide Online Adult Diploma Application
Attachment 2 – Adult Diploma Program Budget Worksheets
The NH Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Education is releasing a Request for Proposals for Adult Education and Literacy Initiatives under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 for the period starting July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026.
Due Date is March 24, 2023 by 4 p.m.
Contact is Sarah Wheeler at Sarah.L.Wheeler@doe.nh.gov
Attachment 1 Demonstrated Effectiveness Chart
Attachment 2 Adult Education and Literacy Activity Application
Attachment 2a AEL Corrections Application
Attachment 2b AEL Statewide Application
Attachment 3 AEL Budget
Beyond School Enrichment Grant
The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) will issue competitive grants to New Hampshire public and public chartered schools for funding the establishment of after school, before school, or summer enrichment programming opportunities for students in K-12 for the 2022-2023 school year and 2023 summer. Responses to this Request for Applications received by the deadline will be scored by independent peer reviewers. The primary purpose of these grants is to provide students in K-12 with the opportunity to participate in highly engaging, enrichment programming that supports students’ social, emotional, and academic needs in a before, after or summer school setting.
Released Date: December 13, 2022
Due Date: As of June 2, 2023 the application has been closed. The application may be reopened if additional funding becomes available.
Program Contact: Ryanne Dennis, Program Specialist, Ryanne.M.Dennis@doe.nh.gov
After Dark Pilot Program Grant
The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) is issuing a request for applications to pilot an after-school hours alternative diploma program called After Dark, which leads to high school completion through the Adult Education Program and includes enrollment in a Career and Technical Education Program. This pilot program will be conducted during the 2023-2024 school year with planning to occur during the spring and summer of 2023.
Release Date: December 5, 2022
Due Date: Applications are due to the Bureau of Adult Education at NHED by 4 p.m. on January 13, 2023; pilot awards will be announced by February 20, 2023.
Program Contact: AdultEd@doe.nh.gov