The Rye Education Foundation (REF) is dedicated to supporting unique educational opportunities for students at Rye Elementary School and Rye Junior High School. REF awards grant funds for projects that fall outside of the Rye school district budget. Grants are reviewed twice yearly in November and April. REF recognizes the considerable time and effort necessary to prepare a grant application. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants to contact their REF liaison before beginning a written proposal to assist in determining if the project and requested dollar amount are within the scope of the current REF guidelines.