Hampstead School District Grants

Grant Funding

The Hampstead School District is committed to reducing the local tax burden by seeking alternative funding sources through state, local and private grants. Below we have shared information about the grants we have been awarded and how we have used the funding.

Grants Spreadsheet

Title I, Part A - Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards

The NH Dept of Education offers formula grants to school districts to provide opportunities for children to acquire the knowledge & skills to meet the State proficiency standards. These grants are used to provide supplemental support through enriched and accelerated education programs and professional development. More information is available here. Award amount for 21-22: $13148.70, 22-23: $116,419.85

Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

The purpose of Title II is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.

In exchange, agencies that receive funds are held accountable to the public for improvements in academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides these agencies with the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.

Title IV

Title IV, Part A supports our nation's commitment to equity of opportunity for all students and is intended to ensure:

  1. All students have access to a well-rounded education,

  2. Improve school conditions for student learning, and

  3. Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

More information is available here. Award amount for 21-22: $17,663, 22-23: $21,033

Security Action for Education (SAFE) Grant

The SAFE grant funds support school security and safety improvements for K-12 public and nonpublic schools throughout New Hampshire. In Hampstead we are using them to support installation of cloud-based building access systems.

More information is available here. Award amount for 2022: $54,000


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Federal Special Education Entitlement Grant provides funds to ensure that eligible students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) that includes special education and related services designed to meet their individual needs in the least restrictive environment. More information is available here.

Award amount for 21-22: $227,075, 22-23: $280,200

IDEA: PreSchool Allocation

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that guarantees a free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities. Section 619 of Part B of IDEA provides formula grants to states to support the educational needs of children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Eligible preschool-age children receive special education services in accordance with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). More information is available here.

Award amount for 21-22: $7,933, 22-23: $8,380

Promising Futures for NH

The Promising Futures for NH Grant is sponsored by the NH Dept of Ed, the Bureau of Student Wellness, NHDHHS, the Bureau for Drug and Alcohol Services and the NH National Guard. Hampstead will use this grant money to support development of MTSS-B professional development/implementation and expansion of substance misuse prevention efforts within schools and community systems. More info available here.

Award amount for 2022-23: $24,734

ESSER II - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

The purpose of this additional round of ESSER funding is to provide assistance in safely reopening schools, measuring and effectively addressing significant learning loss, and taking other actions to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on educators, students, and families.

In addition to the ESSER I uses of funds, the CRRSA Act ESSER II law highlights three (3) categories of allowable activities:

  • Addressing learning loss

  • Preparing schools for reopening

  • Testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to improve air quality in buildings

More information available here.

Award amount: $188,797.08

ESSER III - American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) includes a third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III), as well as money for internet connectivity for schools and libraries, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and extension of the Pandemic EBT food program for students. LEAs receiving funds under this program are required to set-aside 20 percent of the funds to address learning loss and are not allowed to reduce per-pupil funding for any high poverty school in fiscal year 2022 or 2023. In Hampsteaad we have used a portion of our funds to support:

  • High quality diagnostic assessment and intervention tools to address student learning gaps & professional development

  • Two years (21-22, 22-23) of afterschool enrichment opportunities and free transportation home via late-busses

  • Two years (21-22, 22-23) worth of Summer Learning Academies for students to engage in high quality academic and SEL programming over the summer

  • Connection Coaching for students home on quarantine

  • Additional two way radios for HCS

  • Stipends for teacher-leaders in the areas of professional development, curriculum and mentoring

  • Summer curriculum redesign/realignment

  • ELA curriculum pilot materials, stipends and professional development

  • Stipends for school nurses to support additional COVID related work

  • SNAP healthcare software & ConvenientMD partnership for COVID tracking

  • Masks for chorus and band classes

More info about ESSER III from the NH Education Department available here. GEPA documentation for Hampstead available here.

Award amount: $424,427

Supply Chain Assistance

Supply chain issues have significantly impacted school districts’ ability to procure nutritious foods for NSLP and/or SBP meal service. The SCA funds are a critical funding stream that will provide an additional financial resource for school districts to purchase domestic food products as part of school districts’ efforts to respond to these widespread supply chain disruptions, enhance efforts to strengthen local food supply chains, and help schools to overcome financial and operational barriers while maintaining children’s access to nutritious meals. More information available here.

Award amount for 2022-23: $19,045

We NHEEd to Get Outside

We NHEE'd to Get Outside Grant provides elementary students with hands-0n, outdoor and experiential learning. More info available here.

Award amount for 2022: $2,000

If you have questions or know of a grant funding opportunity that you think the Hampstead School District should pursue, please let us know!