How to Apply


CJEF has two levels of grants funding to support your creative learning idea:

– The “Be Somebody” Fund $1000 grant or
– The Bert and Carol May Educational $2500 grant

Grants are awarded in support of creative and results-oriented strategies to grow our students and enrich their education and make learning fun.  Areas include strategies both internal and external to the classroom. 

– Download the “Be Somebody”Fund / Bert and Carol May Educational grant application  CJEF Grant Application.

If you have any problems downloading the application email
– The 2023-24 Be Somebody and/or Bert and Carol May Educational grants for creative learning grants solicitation cycle opens January 30, 2023 and ends March 3, 2022
– Complete the word application and submit to your principal for approval before submittal to the CJEF selection committee.  
– Email a scanned copy of the application to
– The CJEF grant selection committee is made up of former educators or those involve in the educational system.
– Successful applicants will be announced in May 2022.
– Project funding will be issued by June 15, 2023 and must be completed by the end of the 2023-24 school year.
– Have comments or suggestions? email CJEF.