Secure Technology for Your Classroom

The Catapult Grant opens September 1, 2024. This annual grant opportunity is for educators who want to innovate their teaching and student learning, but need basic technology or technological infrastructure (i.e., servers, devices). This grant is for basic equipment and/or technology only.

Professional Development

Dive deep into a learning area or strategy you wish to bring to your school with the Lean into Learning grant.

Attend a Writing Workshop

New to proposal writing or are you rethinking a previous application? Join a writing workshop for help.

Start Writing Your Grant Early

Check out the application, questions, and required information in advance so you have plenty of time to prepare.

Our Mission

With a keen eye on underserved schools and communities,
the Innovative Technology Education Fund seeks to accelerate learning in
K-12 spaces through the innovative uses of technology.









More than $3 Million in Grants to St. Louis area Schools

“While virtual learning has presented some unique challenges to education, we have also been pleasantly surprised by some unexpected benefits this year. ITEF has allowed us to provide an equitable learning environment for our students. With the return to school, we will be able to pilot this program as it was originally intended so we are grateful for this partnership.” 
Shannon S., Hazelwood East High School

+400 Professional Development Grants Awarded

“I had the opportunity to virtually attend the Institute for Personalized Learnings National Convening with the benefit of the Lean Into Learning 2020 grant funded by ITEF.  My mind was bursting with ideas that I couldn’t wait to get on paper, share with others, and begin implementing in my classroom.”
  – Sarah B., MOSAIC Elementary

Latest News

Lean into Learning 2024

St. Louis, MO. – The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) awarded $124,791 to 18 area schools and districts, through self-selected professional development experiences. Forty-two grants were awarded to allow educators to participate at a...

ITEF Educator Highlight: Shannon Steimel

ITEF Educator Highlight: Shannon Steimel

Mrs. Shannon Steimel, Hazelwood School District Library Media Specialist, is an Innovative Technology Education Fund’s 2017 Innovator Grant recipient and former Substantial Use Partner. For most of her 20-year career, Mrs. Steimel has served as a Language Arts teacher...