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The Calallen Education Foundation (CEF) provides educators within the Calallen ISD an opportunity to request a grant for teaching initiatives that go above and beyond available Calallen ISD budgeted dollars.  There are two types of CEF grants:

  • The Standard CEF Grant is being offered in the Fall and Spring during the 2023/24 school year.  Deadlines are September 1 and February 1st.  This grant is for classroom enrichment and requires a written application.  Dollar limits are $2,500 for an individual applicant, $6,000 for two or more classroom level teachers on the same application, and $10,000 for a district or campus wide application.  

  • The CEF Mini-Grant provides a monthly grant application opportunity from September through May.  This Grant requires a request form and a 5-7 minute presentation in front of a panel of judges.  Mini-grant requests have a $500 limit. Teachers can win two Mini-Grants per year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. ​

Eligibility:  All educators within the Calallen ISD are eligible to apply for a Standard CEF Grant or a CEF Mini-Grant.


How to apply:  The Calallen Education Foundation Grant Application and criteria and the Mini-Grant Request Form are available on the Calallen ISD Classlink as well as the Calallen Education Foundation web site.


  • Standard CEF Grant – September 1 & February 1

  • CEF Mini-Grant - Application presentations will be held on the first Tuesday of each month – September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7 on Zoom.  Applicants must submit the CEF Mini-Grant Request Form at least one week prior to the application presentation.  Mini-Grants will not be offered in January.  


Awards:  Standard grants will be awarded and funded before the end of the semester.  Mini-Grants will be funded within one week of being awarded.  Both grant programs are competitive because there are limited funds available.  We encourage all educators with creative/innovative ideas to inspire students’ learning to apply for a Standard CEF Grant or CEF Mini-Grant!

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