• 2019-2020 Alvin ISD Education Foundation Call for Grants

    CALL for GRANTS (Revised January 2019)


    The Innovative Teaching Grant Program is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward



    The Innovative Teaching Grant Program is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches that accomplish program objectives.


    Persons Eligible to Apply for Grants:

    Individual teachers and teams of teachers who are employed by the Alvin ISD and are involved in the instruction of students may apply for grants. (A teacher’s name should appear on only TWO applications per school year.)


    Eligible Proposals:

    Innovative and instructional approaches or projects that meet the selection criteria will be considered for implementation during the 2019-2020 school year. Each grant application must stand alone. Identical grants will not be considered. Additional grant applications that “piggy-back” a proposed project will nullify all related requests.


    Award of Funds:

    Grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded to individual teachers or teams of teachers. The overall number of grants awarded will depend upon funds available from the Alvin ISD Education Foundation.



    • February 1, 2019– Grant applications and grant criteria available via district email and the Education Foundation website.
    • March 1, 2019 by 4 p.m. – Completed applications due online only at:https://goo.gl/forms/61RsoQFodgBx5FiI2
    • Late applications as well as applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Each section of the grant application form is important.
    • The week of April 1, 2019 – Grants awarded to recipients during the Surprise 2019 Winners Wagon

    The Alvin ISD Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant Recipient Evaluation Form will be due on May 1, 2020 or included with application for a continuation grant.


    Application DUE DATE: March 1, 2019


    Selection Criteria:


    • The degree to which the proposal addresses important program objectives that directly influence student learning and success

    • The degree to which the proposal represents a creative or innovative approach to the accomplishment of objectives. (It should address a new project as opposed to one accomplished or under way.)

    • The degree to which the proposal is clear and logical, including (a) specificity of objectives; (b) clarity of description of instructional strategies, methods or activities.

    • The degree to which teacher involvement is clearly stated and evident to the grant reader.

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

    • The degree to which correctness and thoroughness of writing mechanics are used. Use complete sentences that illustrate editing for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. The degree to which your application reflects how well-planned your project is.

    • Try to avoid the use of acronyms within the body of your application. If used, the full name should be included at least once. (DEAR – Drop Everything And Read) Several members of the grant committee are not educators and are not familiar with education terms.

    Selection Process:


    1. 2019-2020 Grant Application Forms must be approved and signed by the principal/director who will give you the code for grant submission. Submit by 4 pm on March 1, 2019. Do not submit an application form from previous years.


    2. Applications will be reviewed and recommended for funding by the Grant Application Review Committee.


    3. Editing and computation skills are important factors when evaluating the planning and implementation of your proposed grant.


    5. Funds for awarded grants will be available after July 1, 2019.


    Responsibilities of Grant Recipients:


    1. Use the awarded funds for the purposes intended.

    2. Submit a completed grant evaluation form and additional required items to the Alvin ISD Education

      Foundation. Be prepared to present how the grant was utilized at an Alvin ISD Education Foundation Board meeting. (May 2020)

    3. Agree to share successful procedures in staff development sessions.

    4. Please note:

      1. Notify the Foundation if you transfer to another campus or if you leave Alvin ISD.
        (1) Grant recipients transferring to other Alvin ISD campuses will be allowed to transfer funded grants only with the approval of both campus principals.
        (2) Grant recipients leaving Alvin ISD will forfeit funds and the grants.

      2. If you are awarded a grant and you would like to reapply for the same grant the following school year, you may do so but a NEW application must be submitted. Grants will be funded for a maximum of two years.