Educator Grants

Spring 2018 Grant Deadline – Thursday, November 1, 2018

Educator Grants


The Innovative Educator Grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, and recognize creative projects that lead to academic achievement for students of the Klein ISD.

Educator Grants

Individual teachers can be awarded grants up to $2,000 and groups of teachers on the same campus can be awarded grants up to $7,500 for innovative classroom initiatives that support the mission of the school district. Multiple campuses may submit a grant for up to $15,000.

The grants will be evaluated by a committee of district representatives and foundation directors and will be awarded based on merit.

Lead the Spark Grant


The Lead the Spark grant is open to campus principals within Klein ISD to help support existing or new student programs.

They are awarded twice a year and applications are due by November 1st or April 1st. If either of those dates fall on a weekend, grant applications will be due the following Monday. Grant amounts are awarded between $5,000 and $25,000.

Grant Deadlines

The Klein ISD Education Foundation will accept grant proposals from KISD faculty for innovative projects and from KISD principals for the Lead the Spark grant for the fall semester until November 1st and the spring semester until April 1st.

If either of those dates fall on a weekend, grant applications will be due the following Monday.

Selection Criteria

The criteria for selection are specified in the grant guidelines. A Grant Critique Sheet with information about each project’s application will be returned at the end of the grant evaluation process.

Each Grant Application should include specific grant criteria that guide evaluation by the Foundation’s Grant Review Committee. Generally, grants should:

  • Support specific classroom, department, campus or school needs
  • Impact the quality of education for students
  • Relate to goals stated in the campus/district plan of action
  • Have the potential for duplication on other campuses

Grant Workshops


Grant workshops will be posted with the fall and spring dates on the Klein ISD Professional Development Catalog.

Applicants are encouraged to attend a grant writing workshop, or view the workshop video posted online.

KEF Grant Writing Workshop PowerPoint
Writing Winning Grants PowerPoint

Spring 2016 Grant Writing Workshop video

Photo Gallery

Grant Summaries by Semester


Grant Statistics


Grant Trends PDF (2005-2018)

Grant RoundSemesterAmount Awarded# of Grants
Total$1,643,422356
12001 - Fall$39,40816
22002 - Spring$36,50714
32002 - Fall$30,1448
42003 - Spring$54,33515
52003 - Fall$50,05513
62004 - Spring$32,20011
72004 - Fall$55,25016
82005 - Spring$40,07011
92005 - Fall$49,90013
102006 - Spring$42,41011
112006 - Fall$50,09313
122007 - Spring$60,31316
132007 - Fall$58,64518
142008 - Spring$58,24615
152008 - Fall$14,7005
162009 - Spring$81,04018
172009 - Fall$71,85019
182010 - Spring$51,58311
192010 - Fall$34,2008
202011 - Spring$33,8018
212011 - Fall$77,30011
222012 - Spring$47,2007
232012 - Fall$33,9003
242013 - Spring$17,0005
252013 - Fall$12,0003
262014 - Spring$29,0003
272014 - Fall$84,0209
282015 - Spring$48,6708
292015 - Fall$73,5059
302016 - Spring$74,5009
312016 - Fall$76,80013
322017 - Spring$71,50010
332017 - Fall$53,2757
342018 - Spring$97,7707