Fairfield SEPTA Grant Program

SEPTA Grant Guidelines

Fairfield Special Education PTA Grant Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. Our grant program has allowed us to provide funding for to educators who serve children who learn in diverse ways.

The deadline is Monday, January 30, 2017. Applicants must be a SEPTA member to apply.* Grants will be reviewed and approved by the SEPTA Grant Committee. Grant recipients will be notified in February 2017 of grant acceptance.

What are the SEPTA Grants?
The Grants are awards of up to $750 to support any educator who works with students with special needs. The purpose of the SEPTA Grant Program is to provide funding to educators to enable them to more effectively serve children who learn in diverse ways. Projects may be instructional or non-instructional, within or outside the academic setting.

Applications are reviewed and approved by the SEPTA Grant Committee. We are focused on projects that benefit more than one student and can have the most impact. The Grant can also be adapted/shared by another teacher or school.

All projects must meet one or more of the following guidelines:

  • Are creative and innovative and enrich the current curriculum.
  • Have direct impact on classroom activity.
  • Could be adapted/shared by another teacher or school.
  • Promote social interaction within the school setting.
  • Improve parent communications or public relations between school and community.
  • Serve to improve the school climate.

Please note that first consideration will be given to applicants that directly impact students with IEPs and/or 504s.

We ask that Grant recipients fill out a one page progress report (issued by the Grant Committee) at the completion of the school year. Information about your project should be shared within the Fairfield School Community and Grant recipients may be asked to attend a SEPTA meeting to introduce their project to our membership. Any and all equipment purchased with a SEPTA Grant becomes the property of the Fairfield SEPTA Inc. not the individual(s) receiving said Grant, and must display the SEPTA label (provided with the grant)..

How do I become a SEPTA Member?
There are several ways to become a SEPTA member. Click here to download the membership form, Print it out, fill it out and include payment. FPS staff can send via inter-office mail (others can mail to the address on the form via USPS) or you can click here and fill out our new online membership form and pay via PayPal.

Any questions, please contact Kathy Finlaw, the SEPTA Grants Committee Head Chairperson, at

Download the Grant Application.

*At this time Fairfield SEPTA is not able to award any Grant funds for iPads or tablets