Are private schools eligible to apply for Phase II Classroom Technology Mini-Grants?
No, not directly. However, as a public school team submitting a proposal, you need to provide an opportunity for local non-public schools within your locality to consult with you when you write your proposal. Contact them to discuss ways they might be included in your project. You are not required to include them in your project activities if they are not interested in partnering with you, but you do need to offer them the opportunity. If a private school is part of your application, any equipment purchased with the grant must remain the property of the public school. Equipment may be loaned to the private school, if needed, to carry out the project.
Note that the grant application includes a requirement for you to describe ways in which your project can extend beyond your own classroom walls to other schools, whether public or private. For a list of non-public schools and their contact information, visit this page on the NHDOE website and click on the link to the non-public schools list: http://www.ed.state.nh.us/education/doe/organization/instruction/boip.htm