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 twice in 2019-2020 once in the Fall and once in the Spring.  This grant 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.  ​


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 Intranet site as well as the Calallen Education Foundation web site. 



  • Standard CEF Grant - The Fall deadline is September 6 and the Spring deadline is February 1.

  • CEF Mini-Grant - Application presentations will be held on the first Tuesday of each month – September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5 – at 5:30 pm at the STAR Annex Training Room.  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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