It is a goal of the Calallen Education Foundation (CEF) to provide maximum support to all educators and students within Calallen ISD.  We encourage any Calallen educator with a creative and innovative program, project or initiative that needs funding to apply for a Calallen Education Foundation grant! 

The program, project or initiative must be sustainable for years to come, benefiting students on an ongoing basis.  All applications must be typed.  Cover page with signatures should be separated from the rest of the application.  Submit by emailing completed cover page AND application with all attachments in two PDF files to

Grants will be awarded before the semester ends.  All items purchased with CEF grant funds remain the property of Calallen ISD.

The grant application will be reviewed and scored considering the following criteria.  A minimum score of 80 must be achieved to be considered for funding:

Overview:  A description of how this program, project or initiative is relevant  and appropriate is included. Please include the total number of students benefiting within the first year should the grant be funded. (10)


Objective:  The objectives established for the program, project or initiative are clear, realistic and designed to enrich learning. (15)

TEKS/Explanation:  The specific TEKS to be achieved with the program, project or initiative are well explained and clear. (10)

District Beliefs:  Details of how the program, project or initiative will support district vision, mission or goals outlined in the Calallen ISD Strategic Plan is incorporated. (10)

Lesson Plan Application:  The program, project or initiative is well thought and clearly described within a lesson plan and a lesson plan is included with the application. (20)

Assessment:  The proposal includes a meaningful way to evaluate the results of the program, project or initiative. (10)

Innovation/Creativity:  The program, project or initiative includes an innovative/creative approach to teaching or learning that goes above and beyond the usual classroom requirements. (20)

Budget:  The expenditures outlined in the application are reasonable and do not duplicate the expenditures by CISD. (5)

Please click on the link below to download the standard grant application.   For a hard copy of the Requirements and Rubric, click here.

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