FOPB Grant Application Form 2018 auto.pdf

School Grants


The purpose of the School Grants program is to promote education, research and public awareness in matters of critical environmental concern to the Towns of Brewster, Chatham, Harwich and Orleans, with special emphasis on the Pleasant Bay estuary and watershed. The Grants are offered in two categories: Science and Humanities (Arts, History, and Literature).   

Download an application
  • Application for Educational Grant  (The grant form should be downloaded and then opened using Adobe reader. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader here.  If you open the form in a web browser and complete it without opening it in Adobe Reader the information you enter in the fields will not be saved.)


The Friends of Pleasant Bay (FOPB) encourage innovative educational projects, centered on the Bay through an annual competitive grant program, open to all schools in the towns of Chatham, Orleans, Harwich, Brewster, Nauset Regional District and Cape Cod Technical School. Approval of submitted grants will be based on project alignment with and promotion of the FOPB Mission.


Grants will be for implementation beginning on or after July 2, 2018. This includes the 2018-2019 school year.


  • To promote education, research and public awareness of the Bay area as one of critical environmental concern and as a valuable and important natural resource
  • To preserve open space and to retain visual quality of the Bay area
  • To preserve the environmental integrity of the Bay shore and cultivate future Bay stewards
  • To ensure Bay habitat protection and retention of rich biological diversity and productivity
  • To retain and enhance public access to the Bay’s shoreline
  • To preserve natural and historic sites associated with the Bay
  • To promote public awareness of historic Native American culture and the Bay


  • Grants may be used for Bay related student fieldwork, teacher training, supportive equipment, hardware, software and/or any activity which addresses the stated FOPB mission.
  • The grant is required to indicate administrative approval and alignment with school policy and educational goals. We expect teachers to have received the principal’s approval prior to submission of application.
  • Grant recipients will submit a written report of their grant progress by Jan. 15, 2019 to the FOPB Education email address ( ).
  • At the teacher’s convenience, a member of FOPB would like to visit the class or an activity associated with the FOPB Grant project.
  • Recipients are encouraged to attend the FOPB Annual Meeting in July to display results of their work for the Membership to view and celebrate.
  • If the grant is awarded, a Principal’s signature will be required on the FOPB Conditions of Acceptance Letter. In addition, a signature will be required from the Principal on a year-end report provided by FOPB stating that the grant funds were allocated as earmarked.


  • All applications must be received by April 1, 2018.
  • Forward completed grant applications to

Please save your application in this format: School_Last Name_Year of Application (ex. Monomoy_Smith_2018)

  • The selection of recipients will be made by the FOPB Education Grants Committee along with final approval of the FOPB Board of Directors.
  • Grant recipients will be announced between May 1 and May 15, 2018.
  • If the grant is awarded, the FOPB Conditions of Acceptance Letter must be mailed via hard copy to FOPB mailing address by June 10, 2018.

Mailing address: Friends of Pleasant Bay, PO Box 1243, Harwich, MA 02645

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