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Innovative Grant Application 2024-25

Innovative Grants Program

Since 2014, the Pearland ISD Education Foundation has funded more than 400 educational projects, totaling over a $700,000, through the Innovative Teaching Grants Program. Reviewed and awarded through an annual grant application cycle, these innovative grant projects facilitate student achievement and skill development, recognize and encourage staff excellence and expand community involvement from individuals, businesses, and civic organizations. To celebrate grant awards and recognize winners, Foundation Board of Directors and district administrators, visit classrooms and present teachers with an oversized check during “Surprize Patrol.”
 

Purpose

To provide funding for select projects and/or programs that are innovative and stimulate students’ learning and creativity by enhancing the existing curriculum. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for classroom initiatives, and up to $7,500 for campus-wide and district-wide programs.

GOALS

  1. Support projects or programs that contribute to Pearland ISD's academic goals. 

  2. Recognize and reward educators for innovative and creative academic approaches.

  3. Allocate funding to encourage and facilitate the enhancement of supplementary academic methods that extend beyond the traditional classroom approach, positively impacting learning.

Apply

Applications are available below. Download the application and submit the application digitally via email. Please be sure to visit the following hyperlink for further instructions. Click here!  

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Pearland ISD Education Foundation
INNOVATIVE GRANTS CALENDAR
School Year Cycle - 2024-25

Contact: Reesha Brown, Foundation Director
(281) 997-4987
brownre@pearlandisd.org
foundation@pearlandisd.org
Month Date   Goal/Activity Who Details
JAN Jan. 16   Grants Committee Meeting Kick-Off Pearland ISD Edu. Foundation Grants Committee - Align on 2024 grant application
- Align on Innovative grant timeline

FEB

Feb. 6   Innovative Grant Application Opens All Pearland ISD educators are encouraged to apply - Applications available online
- Educators can start submitting their completed forms from Feb. 6 - March 19
Feb. 13   Grants Committee Meeting Foundation Grants Committee - Status Update of Innovative Grants
Feb. 22   Open House@ESC (Day 1) - 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Any Pearland ISD educators are encouraged to stop by
- First-year teachers
- New grant writers
1. Drop by
2. Grab a snack
3. Come and go & bring your questions regarding the Innovative Grants Application

You have questions. We have answers. Stop by the ESC Building to ask your questions about the Innovative Grants Program.
If you have never applied before and need guidance; you need help filling out the form, or you are seeking clarification, etc., we will be available to answer your questions.

MARCH

Mar. 6   Open House@ESC (Day 2) - 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Any Pearland ISD educators are encouraged to stop by
- First-year teachers
- New grant writers
1. Drop by
2. Grab a snack
3. Come and go & bring your questions regarding the Innovative Grants Application

You have another opportunity to ask questions about the Innovative Grants program. Stop by the ESC Building to ask your questions about the Innovative Grants Program.

If you have never applied before and need guidance; you need help filling out the form, or you are seeking clarification, etc., we will be available to answer your questions.
March 19   Grant Applications Due All Pearland ISD educators seeking grant funding - Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 19
Mar. 22-27   District Pre-Screen Curriculum and Instruction Department & Technology - Applications will be distributed to C&I/Technology Department
- C&I/Technology Staff to review all applications
- All pre-screen applications turned back over to Foundation by 5 p.m. on March 27
Mar. 28-Apr. 9   Applications Ready for Review Foundation Grants Committee - Committee members pick up applications from the Foundation office
- Committee to review each application and provide a grade
- Committee to submit scores digitally to Foundation Director by 12 p.m. on April 9

APRIL

April 9   Deadline to Submit Scores Foundation Grants Committee - Committee to submit scores digitally to Foundation Director by 12 p.m. on April 9
April 11   Grant Committee Meeting to Review Applications, 2- 6 p.m. Pearland ISD Edu. Foundation Grants Committee - Review of all grant applications and scores
- Determine funding allocation
April 17   Grant Applications Presented to Foundation Board Foundation Grants Committee/Full Education Foundation Board - Committee to present list of potential grant award recipients to full board for final approval
- Foundation board votes on innovative grant funding

MAY

May 13-16   Surprize Patrol - Foundation Board
- Foundation Sponsors (Community Members)
- Pearland ISD Leaders
- High School Cheerleaders/Marching Band
- Grant award recipients are surprised in their classrooms
May 24   Notification of Funding to all Applicants - Grant Applicants
- Foundation Office
All grant applicants receive information regarding the status of their application, whether they receive funding or not.
May 31   Deadline to Issue Check for Innovative Funding - Foundation Director
- Finance Committee
- Budget Office
- To initiate the process of providing funding for the campuses to start spending, the foundation provides a check payable to Pearland ISD.
- This will enable the campuses to access and utilize the allocated funds for the designated purposes.

AUG

August 5   Administrative Assistants Notified of Funding Allocation to their Campus - Foundation Director
- Admin. Assistants
Admin. Assistants to receive list of grant award recipients for their campus along with list of items to purchase. Educators must work with admin. assistant to purchase items.
August 20   Meeting with Administrative Assistants (Virtual) - Foundation Director
- Admin. Assistants
Meeting to discuss funding disbursement for Innovative Grant program
Aug. 5, 2024 - Jan. 31, 2025   Requested Items to be Purchased Grants Award Recipients
Administrative Assistants
- Grant award recipients to work with campus/department administrative assistant to procure items requested in innovative grant application