faqs
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Q. What is the deadline for applications?
A. Applications must be submitted no later than July 30, 2013 to be considered for funding.
Q. Who can apply for funds for the Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education?
A. Jewish day schools in small to medium sized cities in the United States with a Jewish population of 30,000 or less. Day school students receiving financial assistance must be in grades 6 -12 and registered in the school for at least one year prior to receipt of funding.

Schools located in metropolitan areas such as Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Philadelphia and the tri-state New York area are not eligible for Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education grant funds.
Q. Are congregational schools or supplemental Hebrew schools eligible to apply for this round of the Emergency Fund for Jewish Education?
A. No. Only day schools are eligible to participate in this round.
Q. How much funding is available?
A. Day schools are eligible for grants of up to $100,000. Schools may decide how much funding each family is to receive, however, no more than 50% of tuition may be provided to any one student through the Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education.
Q. What type of information is needed from schools applying for funding?
A. Each school will be required to complete an online application which includes descriptions of the historical revenues and expenses of the institution as well as the financial contribution towards tuition from the school's fundraising efforts and other resources. All information will be kept confidential.
Q. How long will it take for decisions to be made?
A. Decisions will be made by August 30, 2013.
Q. What is the time frame for these funds to be used?
A. The grant funds are intended to support tuition assistance for the 2013-2014 school year.
Q. What type of documentation will be required of a school if it receives a Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education grant?
A. A letter of agreement will be completed between the foundation and the selected school. Additionally, each school will be required to submit documentation, supplied by the foundation, which will include descriptions of the financial situation of the families to which the school is providing assistance, as well as the financial contribution towards tuition from the school's existing scholarship process and other resources. All information will be kept confidential.
Q. How will the school identify qualified families?
A. Families in need should have already applied to the school's existing scholarship program. The school is expected to offer the families as many resources as are available within its existing scholarship structure. After the school's scholarship committee has issued its decision and the families have declared that they are still unable to afford the adjusted tuition, Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education may be used by the school to ensure the family remains in the school.
Q. When will the school receive funds?
A. Selected schools will receive the first installment of scholarship funds after the foundation receives the required documentation from the school. The remainder of funds will be disbursed incrementally throughout the school year.
Q. What happens if a family withdraws a student during the school year?
A. Schools will be responsible for informing the foundation about the status of scholarship recipients and for returning a pro-rata share of the grant to the Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education should the beneficiary family withdraw their child from the school before or during the school year and the school is unable to identify an appropriate replacement.
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