The Joseph Kliminski Teacher Grant and Extraordinary Grants

The Joseph Kliminski Teacher Grant gives $500 for certain educational projects that are outside of the traditional school budget for which they need funding. These grants allow our teachers to think out of the box and create space through which their creativity can blossom.

Separately, Extraordinary Grants are for amounts that exceed $500.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the school year.  To apply, download and complete the form below.

Applications should be sent to:


14 Hatfield Street
Caldwell, NJ 07006

You can also apply online here: Grant Application

Students from schools all over the district have benefited from these grants! We recognize teachers who have fresh ideas that will benefit their students and we fund them. Teachers plant the seed; we help it grow.

The BEF has funded:

  • Technology for all grades
  • Various literary programs
  • Several science clubs and programs
  • STEM Summer Camps at the Middle School


To apply for either grant, please complete and return this form no later than 30 days upon the completion of your program.