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Round One of the 2022-2023 teacher grant program will run from April, 25 until July 1, 2022. Applications may be submitted on the website or via email. Grants in Round One will be awarded in August 2022.

Hempfield Teacher Grants

The Hempfield Foundation Grant Program is designed to enrich and enhance the lives of students in the classroom and allow teachers to try creative ideas without incurring financial burden.

The foundation has funded a variety of innovative programs in all disciplines from the visual and performing arts, to athletic programs and academic achievement.


Grant Application Criteria:

  • Applications must align with the Hempfield School District curriculum and comprehensive plan and be for innovative, research-based programs
  • They should fund instructional materials that are not already budgeted for by the school district and include a list of matching grants or any additional funding sources that will be used toward the activities funded by the grant if applicable
  • Applications may not include funds for graduate study work, capital improvements projects directed by the Superintendent, training or conferences, food, prizes and/or incentives or teacher stipends
  • HSD Staff may serve as a sponsor for and submit grant ideas on behalf a student(s)
  • Applications must be approved by the applicant's building principal/direct supervisor, the curriculum supervisor for the grade level served by the grant, and the Director of Instructional Technology (if there is a technology component such as an app, computer hardware or software, online programming, etc.)

Grant Application Approval Process:

  • There will be two opportunities for grant applications to be submitted: mid/late April – late June/early July prior to the start of the next school year and November 15 – December 15 during the school year. Generally, grants will be awarded in August and January
  • The foundation may adjust these time frames if circumstances warrant
  • Hempfield School District staff may submit one grant application for each school year
  • Grant applications will be evaluated by the Hempfield Foundation Board

Grant Awards:

  • Generally, grant applications will be considered up to a maximum of $3,000. However, the foundation may increase the maximum grant amount. The foundation also reserves the right to partially fund a grant, depending on the resources available
  • Successful grant applicants will be notified via email
  • Once approved, an applicant should contact their building admin to continue forward with the grant process

Responsibilities of Grant Recipients:

Grant recipients are asked to invite the foundation to visit the classroom/school where the grant monies will be used and provide a brief summary to the foundation outlining the grant's impact

Submission of Grant Application:

  • Grant Mail Applications may be submitted online or emailed to the Hempfield Foundation at: [email protected]
Hempfield Foundation Grants Program

Grant Application:

The 2022-2023 Round 1 grant application
deadline is July 1, 2022


Elementary School

- Transportation for all 5th graders to participate in Junior Achievement Biztown program
- "Sound wall" at Centerville that allows students to identify/sound letters correctly
- Books for #Classroombookaday program at East Petersburg
- Sensory pathways to develop skill of self-regulation at East Petersburg
- "Sound wall" at Farmdale that allows students to identify/sound letters correctly
- New xylophones and mallets at Farmdale
- Vehicle STEM coding kits at LIC
- Sensory items at LIC to promote self regulation
- Vocabulary pillows at LIC
- Rubik's Cube library makerspace activity at LIC
- One school, one book program at LPC
- New stylus pens for teacher iPads at LPC
- Subscriptions to Scholastic News Magazine and "Let's Find Out" at LPC
- Nonfiction book kits at LPC

Middle School

- Second Step: A researched-based social emotional learning curriculum
- French/Spanish language library at LMS
- New items to the LMS library's makerspace area
- Reading support items at CMS and LMS
- New music keyboards for CMS and LMS

High School

- Items for the 11-12th grade life skills classroom coffee business called the The Grind
- Lab equipment for a new course on Human Biology and Health Sciences
- The digitalization of the high school newspaper, The Flash
- AP computer networking equipment
- Supplies for the Entrepreneurship 2 course
- Incentive and recognition programs for 10th graders
- Materials for a new course on American Literature
- Timing gates to provide effective speed training for students and athletes
- Membership to MBSC.TV to establish a comprehensive curriculum for phys ed.


Elementary School

- New drums for the music program at Farmdale
- Scholastic Magazine subscription at Rohrerstown
- Circuit Cube/STEM bins at Rohrerstown
- One School, One Book program at LPC
- Decodable books at Centerville
- Headsprout Literacy App at LPC

Middle School

- Virtual author visit for LMS and CMS students
- Materials for a new course at LMS focused on the Holocaust

High School

- Introduction of 5 Radical Minutes program to help students deal with stress
- Creation of a Student lounge
- BizInnovator curriculum to enhance entrepreneurial education
- Equipment for an AP-weighted film study course
- Materials for a new course called Exploring Literature through Sports

2019-2020 Grant Awards:

Elementary School

-Reading Rockets
-Second Grade Nonfiction Books
-LEGO Social Skills and Problem-Solving Club
-Comfy Cushions for Students in Library
-First Grade STEM Bins; Sensory Path Package

Centerville Elementary: Author Visit: Sarah Weeks One Book One School Program
East Pete Elementary: Fernhill Landscapes
Farmdale Elementary: Mimi Shapiro: Artist
Landisville Primary Center: Author/Artist Visit: Jen Bryant/Christiane David
Mountville Elementary School: One Book One School Program, Author Sarah Weeks
Rohrerstown Elementary: Memory Project

-Sensory Rooms
-10 Station Outdoor Fitness Trail
-Wobble Chairs
-Stability Balls
-Second Step Curriculum for Social Skills Development

Middle School

-Little Kids Rock
-Ping Pong Club
-CMS Clubs
-Comfy Cushions for Students in Library

Centerville Middle School: Artist in Residence: Patricia Scialo
Landisville Intermediate Center: VanGo! Museum on Wheels titled ARTECH

-Classroom Mini-Business
-Oak Leaf Manor Activities
-Dutch Apple Play and Mea
-Chess Boards/Pieces and Clocks

High School

-Comfy Cushions for Students in Library
-Using Texts to Enhance the Classics

Hempfield High School: Artist in Residence: Kevin Lehman

-Replacement and upgrade of old and broken equipment in the television studio
-Give a Gnome a Home
-Tree Growth
-Restore Historic Books
-Rachel's Challenge Program

Photos from Past Grant Awards:

Photo of Artist Christiane David

Artist Christiane David

Photo of Van Go! Museum on Wheels

Van Go! Museum on Wheels

Photo of Artist Kevin Lehman

Artist Kevin Lehman

Photo of Sensory Rooms

Sensory Rooms

Photo of Television Studio

Replacement of equipment in the television studio

Music Assembly in School

Art and Music Assemblies