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2012 NSSEA School Facility Grants

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SES Grants

100+ Grants for School Purchasing Officials to Attend the Show For Free!

Each year, the School Equipment Show showcases the newest and the best products for educational facilities. If you are a decision maker at a school, college or university involved in any part of the design, building, or refurbishing of an educational facility, you may be eligible for an NSSEA School Facility Grant.

  • Is your school district getting ready to renovate or build a new school?
  • Do you want to learn about the latest green building trends?
  • Is it time to replace desks, cafeteria tables, lockers, etc.?
  • Do you want to find new ways to increase purchasing power and save your district money?

Download the Application » — Deadline: June 29, 2012

The purpose of the School Facility Grant Program is to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences that will expose superintendents, facility planners, and school business and purchasing officials to innovative solutions and best practices that will assist them in making more effective decisions regarding their upcoming school construction or refurbishing projects.

In order to apply for a School Facility Grant you must be a decision maker at the school or university level involved in the design, building, or refurbishing of an educational facility. A minimum of 100 grants will be awarded for 2012.

  • Roundtrip coach airfare to Tampa for the School Equipment Show, Nov. 7-9, 2012
  • Hotel accommodation for up to three (3) nights at an official School Equipment Show host hotel
  • Full conference registration to attend career-enriching educational sessions, exhibits and networking events
  • An exclusive Networking Reception for grant winners

To be eligible for a grant, school district superintendents, facility planners, school business and/or purchasing officials must complete a brief application, provide information regarding recent and future projects and send in a one-paragraph description explaining your need for the grant.

The School Facility Grant Program is a competitive application process. Grant applications will be reviewed by a committee of NSSEA members and will be evaluated based on the level of interest and potential building projects planned in the near future. Grant winners will be notified by July 15.

Those awarded a grant will receive many benefits, including the chance to:

  1. Be exposed to innovative products that support the creation of effective learning environments.
  2. Participate in educational sessions led by nationally recognized speakers.
  3. Discuss the trends affecting school design and how to incorporate green products that increase the sustainability of your school buildings.
  4. Discover new ways to increase purchasing power and save your district money.
  5. Engage in conversations with your peers in the educational facility planning arena to learn more about the innovations and approaches being employed in the planning, design and equipping of facilities in their district; and how they are navigating the changes in the education marketplace.
  6. Connect with the vendors that will support your next design project and compare the latest in school equipment, fixtures, and furniture.

Return the completed application by June 29, 2012 to:

NSSEA School Facility Grant Program
8380 Colesville Road
Suite 250, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Or fax to: 301-495-3330. Or email to: adayton@nssea.org.

Download the Application »

If you have a question about completing your application, or if you need additional information, contact Adrienne Dayton, 800.395.5550, ext. 1031.