The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting Brief Proposals for its Evaluating the Four-Day School Week Policy program.
Through the program, up to $1 million will be awarded to support an evaluation of a four-day school week policy in rural settings as well as an associated cost study. The goal of the program is to help build an evidence base for the field with respect to the pros and cons of such a policy policy and its impact on children’s academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being, as well as the potential impacts on their families and the broader community. The research done under the grant is intended to guide the policy decisions of educators in rural communities in ways that promote the health and well-being of the whole child.
Preference will be given to applicant organizations that are either institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, but other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or one of its territories.
Brief proposals must be received no later than July 30. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by September 19, 2018.
See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.