Watertown Area School Parnership Program

Watertown Area School Grant Application

New Program Benefits Area Schools
Foundation announces a new program which will invest in the education of area youth. Through the Area School Partnership Program, the Foundation will award grants on an annual basis for public education projects which are beyond the scope of the regular school budget.

“We are excited about offering this program to area schools,” said Jan DeBerg, WACF executive director. “While schools within Watertown’s city limits are always eligible to apply for grants, this new program enables us to support other area schools as well. Our students are important to our community’s wellbeing,” she added. “We are merely doing our part in helping to provide them with optimum school resources.”

The idea for the program came about when the Waverly/South Shore School District applied for a grant in 2016. “We really hadn’t ever received any grant applications before from area schools,” DeBerg explained. “The grant request was important to the school and Foundation Board members agreed that we should be looking at expanding our grant recipient area since many of nearby community residents consider Watertown ‘home,’ too.”

School districts within approximately 30 miles of Watertown are eligible to apply. Foundation staff is available to counsel with interested parties regarding the appropriateness of a project for consideration by the Foundation Board. Grant applications are due in March with final determination on all proposals being made by the Foundation board in May.

Watertown Area School Grants:

Clark Elementary School:  $2,000.00

  • The funds will be used to purchase science equipment and STEM kits for the new                    science lat at Clark Elementary school.Clark Elementary School:  $2,000.00

Deuel High School:  $2,500.00

  • The grant has been awarded to support the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates)                    program.  The funds will be used for travel expenses for job tours and to purchase                  JAG shirts for job tours and JAG t-shirts for community service activities.