- Accredited K-12 public, private and parochial institutions.
- Charter schools. The following criteria has been established for Charter School applicants:
- Operational for at least 3 years
- Year to date Annual Performance Rate of 70% or higher (DESE APR Data)
- Signed letter of support from Coordinator of Educational Support
- Services at DESE (presently Curt Fuchs)
- Signed letter of support from the university sponsoring the school
- All of these are in addition to the eligibility standards already in place for applicants
WE WANT YOUR APPLICATION. HERE'S HOW TO SUCCEED:
INNOVATION GRANTS ACCEPTED NOVEMBER 1, 2019 TO JANUARY 31, 2020
REVIEW THE APPLICATION
The Application PDF is available all year - go ahead, download it, review it, and start the work early. Even better, bring your answers to a writing workshop.
CHECK OUT PAST WINNERS
Be sure to review the past year's projects. Hint hint: We LOVE giving grants for big new ideas.
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
We support real innovation which requires fresh, creative thinking. What challenge, possibility or opportunity will change your practice and inspire your students? That’s what we want to hear!
ATTEND A FREE GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
We provide four different opportunities for you to work with our staff and perfect your grant application. Come with your ideas, better yet - come with your application!
APPLY WITH CONFIDENCE
Poor preparation leads to poor performance. If you've followed our steps above, you're prepared...your grant application is filled out, ready to go and you should apply with confidence!
Submitting your idea begins below. We will ask you a few qualifying questions before continuing to the application. Your application can be started, saved, and revisited until it’s complete.
Acceptable applications will go through a multi-step review and selection process. The 2019 grant cycle opens November 1, 2019. We accept applications from November 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020.
ITEF supports innovative proposals in the St. Louis area that positively impact student learning. Eligible schools include:
ITEF funds projects that are innovative, and which elevate learning and exploration. Although we see “innovation” as a mindset, we understand that the definition of innovation is relative and dynamic. We look for projects that engage students, push teachers, and generate excitement and enthusiasm for learning.
- Grants are generally one year in length
- Applicants should proceed with knowledge and support from their superintendent/head of school and their Information Technology department.
- Grant recipients are asked to demonstrate compliance through quarterly reports, mid-project visits, and final reports.
- Project proposals may support single grade classrooms, multiple grade levels, entire schools, or collaborations with a 501c(3) non-profit partner serving students and/or classroom educators from an accredited school or a charter school.
Grant applications are reviewed and selected by the ITEF Board of Directors and staff.
WHAT'S NOT SUPPORTED BY ITEF GRANTS
- Individual Scholarships
- Annual Appeals, Endowments
- Political Activities
- Faith Based Organizations (unless supporting an accredited K-12 educational institution)