Grant Application Instructions & Guidelines



Applications are now being accepted for

2020 - 2021 AISD Education Foundation Grants!   

Instructions for Submitting:

Due Date: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019 AT 11:59PM

  • Applications submitted after due date/time will not be considered

Applications MUST:

  • Be submitted via EMAIL with CAMPUS PRINCIPAL in the CC FIELD to be considered

  • Be filled out using the fillable PDF provided – not handwritten or scanned

  • Include the electronic signature of primary applicant, principal and co-applicants (if any)

  • Include the Grant Award Agreement with electronic signature by primary applicant and principal

  • Email to: grants@arlingtonef.org

  • Maximum grant amount: $10,000 per application

  • The programs/initiatives in this application should be executed in the 2020-2021 school year and beyond

  • Watch Informational Video posted at the bottom of this page

  • Per district policy, all grant applications will be reviewed by AISD to ensure compliance with all district guidelines before being considered by the Education Foundation. 


Guidelines for Grant Application


The Arlington ISD Education Foundation (AISD-EF) is offering teachers and administrators the opportunity to apply for grants to support innovative programs or projects that enhance student academic performance and support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Arlington ISD, and reward creative approaches to support higher levels of student learning.

Eligibility to Apply

Individuals or teams of individuals employed by the AISD who are involved in the instruction of students or related support services benefiting students are eligible to apply. Teacher-initiated applications must support the AISD Strategic Plan and be signed by the principal. Applications will be reviewed by committee and recommendations will be made to the AISD-EF Board for final approval. Applicants will be notified by email of decisions by the AISD-EF. All awards will be managed by the AISD. PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be submitted to the AISD-EF electronically only. Applications received after the submission due date will not be accepted.

Eligible Applications

Grants may fund instructional and classroom materials, parent involvement programs, or any activity or material which supports higher levels of student academic achievement. The awards must be used for the purposes intended. The program/project must be fully implemented and the final report must be submitted to the AISD-EF complete and on time before recipients may submit an application for another grant. Grant recipients must agree to share successful procedures in staff development sessions.

Awarding of Funds

The number of awards will depend upon the quality of applications received and on funds available from the Arlington ISD Education Foundation. Collaboration among networks and campuses is highly encouraged.

When creating your budget, research carefully and be realistic. Small grants are just as likely to be awarded as large grants. Partial funding will be considered so please include other funding sources if applicable. Funds will not be awarded for budgeted items available from district resources. The AISD vendor list is a good source to help determine the cost of an item.

Selection Criteria:

  • The degree to which the grant supports the District goals and the Campus Action Plan and is specifically designed to address an area of need substantiated by data.

  • The degree to which student academic performance is emphasized.

  • The degree to which sound evaluation procedures are incorporated in the proposal.

  • The degree to which the proposal represents a creative or innovative approach to the accomplishment of objectives. Funds are not typically available for recurring programs/projects. (The proposal should address a new project as opposed to one accomplished or under way.) Grants are to be used to fund programs/projects that cannot be provided for in the school and district budgets. Salaries for contract positions will not be funded.

  • The degree to which the proposal is clear and logical, including (a) specificity of objectives; (b) clarity of description of instructional procedures, methods or treatments; and (c) correspondence among evaluative procedures, objectives and treatments.

  • Grants that are not typically funded:

    • Requests for furniture

    • Requests for travel funds

    • Requests for salary stipends