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2016-17 BVEF School Grants - **Please email Erika at**  Applications will be available on February 27, 2017.  Applications are due on April 24, 2017.

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School districts with membership in the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation are invited to encourage their teachers, counselors, and administration to submit proposals for funding under one of three grant programs provided.

The three current grant programs are made possible by contributions from local businesses that have a strong commitment to local education and to the mission of the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation. WIthout the support of these businesses, these grants would not be possible.  BVEF's grant process opens in the Spring and are awarded the following school year. 

I.  Lampin Grants

Lampin Corporation, located in Uxbridge, is a 100% employee owned company that engineers and produces precision-machined components included spur gears and mechanical assemblies.  Lampin employee owners have a strong commitment to the local community.  Visit for more information.  

 Grant Requirements

  • Lampin grants will be awarded to substantial and innovative programs which connect schools and communities.
  • Schools must be publically funded.
  • The Machining Technology program at Blackstone Valley Tech will be given special consideration.

Award Amounts: varies

To apply, please email Erika at


II. BVEF Innovative Academic Grants

The Blackstone Valley Education Foundation awards grant proposals that best articulate a plan that includes ONE or more of the following:

  • Connection between academic preparation and career readiness.
  • Collaboration with schools, businesses, and community.
  • Catalyst for career, employability, or skill development.

Proposals should NOT include purchase of materials, programs, or equipment unless there is a well-articulated connection to student outcomes.

OF PARTICULAR INTEREST to the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation is a request that:

  • Promotes skill development for or knowledge about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
  • Provides career awareness for grades Pre-k through 12th grade.
  • Sustains or strengthens career readiness initiatives.
  • Connects an academic subject to career opportunity awareness.

Priority will be given to those requests that strive for matching or additional funds from their local or other foundations or from other school initiatives that build capacity.

Award Amounts:  up to $1,000

To apply, please email Erika at


III. BVCC Community Education/Transportation Grant

The Grants will be awarded to cover transportation costs to destinations that will enhance career awareness for students in grades Pre-k through 12 throughout the region. Funds will be awarded each academic year until resources have been expended. We encourage proposals by the April 25th deadline, but this is not required.Award Amounts:  up to $500

To apply, please email Erika at

Application Process:

Applications for the 2017-2018 School Grants will be available February 27, 2017. 

  • For all grant applications and information, please email Erika at
  • Complete the Grant Application - Administrator's signature is required for submission.
  • Submit ONE copy to your superintendent and principal.
  • Submit 1 hard copy and 1 electronic copy by the April 24, 2017 deadline to:  

Blackstone Valley Education Foundation

Attention: Erika Baum 

670 Linwood Ave, Suite #5

Whitinsville, MA 01588

Electronic copy can be emailed to: .



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Past Grant Applicants

In 2016-2017 the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation awarded $12,625 in grants that supported the member school districts and supported the development of 21st century work and learning skills among our students. We recognize and thank the many businesses and individuals who continue to contribute to the foundation and enable these grants.

For a detailed description of each grant that was funded, please email Erika at 



2017 - 2018 Grant Review Committee Members

Matt Baione - Guidance, Career & Academic Enhancement Supervisor, Milford High School
Erika Baum -  Program and Grant Coordinator, Blackstone Valley Education Foundation
Tara Bennett - Principal, Uxbridge High School & Board Member, Blackstone Valley Education Foundation Board Me 
Betsey Brewer - Southwick's Zoo, Curator of Conservation and Education Earth Ltd., Executive Director and BVEF board member
Paul Lynskey - Executive Director & Holly McNeil - Communication & Event Coordinator, Blackstone Valley Education Foundation (non-voting members)
Jeannie Hebert -  President & CEO, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Genie Stack - Guidance Director, Douglas High School