Grant opportunities

The Kilgore ISD Education Foundation will fund grants in the following areas:

  • Instructional Initiatives
  • Digital Learning Initiatives
  • Professional Advancement

Download the Grant Application for 2020.

2020 Grants - Frequently Asked Questions

When is the grant application due?

Grant applications are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Note that some early versions of the application had a due date in February.  Applications will be accepted unit March 16, 2020.

What if my grant idea fits into more than one category?

The good folks at the Foundation are more concerned with your great ideas than they are worried about what category is marked.  We suggest simply choosing the category that best matches the overall focus of your grant application.  

If you end up having some furniture on your "Digital Learning Initiative" or some technology on your "Instructional Initiative," that is OK.  

What if my professional advancement idea costs more than $1,500?

Although this portion of the Foundation grant will only fund a project up to $1,500, it is certainly possibly that you may combine these grant funds with other funding sources.  

Maybe you have a rich uncle that will kick in some more money.  Maybe there's another grant.  

In general, the Foundation will look favorably on projects that also show support from a variety of sources. 

What if my professional advancement idea is longer than 1 year?

That is not a problem ...  The Foundation hopes that every grant will continue to pay dividends long after the one year period of the grant is over.  

That said, the success or failure of the grant program will be evaluated based upon that one year time frame, so make sure you state your objectives with that in mind.  

Who judges the grants?

Each grant must be approved by the campus principal.  The Foundation wants to make sure that grants are in line with the campus and district improvement plans.  

Following that district/campus approval, grants are assigned a tracking number and names are removed.  The Foundation then assesses each application based on the merits of the idea.  The top candidates are then invited to pitch their proposals, Shark-Tank style, to the Foundation committee.