Innovation Grants

2019-2020 Innovation Grant Application

This year’s Innovation Grant Program is as follows:

We are awarding one "major" campus or department" grant of $15,000 (maximum) and multiple "mini" grants with a maximum of $1,000. (The number of smaller grants will be based upon funds available).

Only one grant can be awarded per educator or administrator, however, there is no limit to the number of applications accepted.

Major Grant: Grant minimum $5,000 - Maximum $15,000

Mini Grant: Grant minimum: $250 - Maximum $1,000

Grant must be spent before the end of the 2019-2020 academic year or money will be forfeited. NO EXCEPTIONS. All monies allocated will be swept from grant winners purchasing account in the GPS business office on the last day of the school year.

Grants requests cannot be made for items already funded by the District.

If the grant only covers a portion of the money needed, you must indicate where the balance of the funds will be secured if not already on hand.

All applications must be approved/discussed with your principal or supervisor prior to submitting.

All grants requesting technology will be reviewed by GPS Tech Services prior to award to ensure compatibility and compliance with GPS District technology policies.

Any duplicate applications will be rejected. Please submit only ONE (1) application for a joint project.

Grants are scored through a blind read by GEF Board members and volunteers. Grants can be scored a maximum of 100 points. The maximum points available for each question are shown at the end of the scored questions to help guide you. Questions with no points listed are for our information only but do not impact your overall grant score.

Grant Closing Date: November 20, 2019
Grant Award Winners Announcement: December 18, 2019

Questions: email: or call (480) 239.5117