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!