Innovative Teaching Grants

    General Guidelines


    Purpose: Innovative Teaching Grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to the accomplishment of program objectives. The Tolar Education Foundation (TEF) is offering teachers and administrators the opportunity to apply for grants to support innovative programs or projects that foster higher levels of student learning. The grants must enhance student academic performance and support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Campus Action Plan. 

    Persons Eligible to Apply for Grants: Individuals or teams of individuals employed by the Tolar Independent School District who are involved in the instruction of students or related support services benefiting students are eligible. Grants requesting capital outlay will not be approved. 

    Eligible Proposals: Eligible proposals include instructional approaches or projects that are designed to begin no later than one full year after receiving funds and which meet the selection criteria. Grants may fund instructional and classroom materials, parent involvement programs, or any activity or material which supports higher levels of student academic achievement. 

    Award of Funds: Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to individual teacher initiated programs or projects. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to campus teams, departments and district initiated programs or projects. The number of awards will depend on funds available from TEF. All requests will be reviewed and selections made by a Grant Review Committee. 

    Due Date: All proposals must be first approved by the campus principal, and then submitted to Superintendent's Office for district approval. GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE TOLAR ISD ADMINISTRATION OFFICE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.