Fairfield SEPTA Grant Program

SEPTA Grant Guidelines

Fairfield Special Education PTA Grant Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Applicants must be a current SEPTA member to apply.* Grants will be reviewed and approved by the SEPTA Grant Committee. Grant recipients will be notified by March 15, 2018 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?

The Fairfield Special Education Parent and Teachers Association, Inc., (SEPTA), invites anyone with an interest in improving the educational, social and recreational opportunities of children with special needs to join our membership. Together we can make a difference in every child’s life!

It is EASY… Go to:  Join Code: fairfieldsepta
and become a member today!

NEW THIS YEAR We are offering a $5 membership to ALL FPS staff extended until 10/31!

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

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

Grant Application 2017-2018

Thank you for taking the time to complete our application. All grants requests must be made by a current SETPA member in good standing (current School year member fee’s paid).You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your application.

We appreciate your efforts in better serving our students with diverse learning abilities.

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