Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: Influence 100

Fund Code: 329


This targeted grant is for districts participating in DESE's Influence 100, for the purpose of providing stipends to staff members participating as fellows.


Stipends are intended to cover incidental costs of participating in Influence 100.


Districts who applied and were selected by DESE to participate in the Influence 100 program are eligible.

Funding Type:



$1,000 for each staff person participating as a fellow in Influence 100. Up to $4,000 per district.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding becomes available it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.

Fund Use:

Stipends for district staff participating as fellows in Influence 100.

Project Duration:

Upon Approval — 06/30/2022

Program Unit:

Strategic Initiatives


Erika Alvarez Werner


(781) 338-3546

Date Due:


Required Forms:
Additional Information:

Districts must submit the names of staff members participating as fellows in Influence 100 who will receive the stipend. Stipends must be released to fellows within 30 days of receiving this grant.

Submission Instructions:

Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants

In EdGrants, districts are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:

FY22 FC 329 Influence 100 CSI Applicant Name

All items listed under the required forms section of this RFP should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission in EdGrants. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature as well as Schedule A form, if applicable to your district. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.

For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and Information.

Please note: It is up to the district to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users in order to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.

Last Updated: February 16, 2022

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