LEEF Collaborative Grant Application

Overview

The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation’s (LEEF) Collaborative Grant application is a once-a-year opportunity for Leander ISD educators to collaborate together and request up to $5,000 for educational resources and innovative programs that benefit an entire campus, academic department, or grade level. ┬áThese funds are for innovative teaching learning programs that take place during the school day and have potential to significantly impact student achievement.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for this funding, your project must directly impact:
    • a Leander ISD program, a grade level within a campus, and/or subject area within a campus.
  • Applications will be accepted from:
    • a whole campus, a group of teachers at a campus (e.g. grade level or integrated team), a group of teachers or administrators from different campuses, or an administrator
  • Applicant(s) review FAQ’s prior to submission.
  • Please direct any questions to info@leeftx.org or call 512.570.0027

Award of Funds:

  • Funding of up to $5,000 will be awarded per recipient.
  • The size and number of awards will be determined by the amount of funds allocated by the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation.
  • Each eligible application will be reviewed by an outside review committee that follows a scoring rubric representing the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation’s mission and vision. After reviewing the applications, the grant review committee will determine whether to fully fund, partially fund, or deny funds for the project.
  • Funds must be expended within twelve months of being awarded the grant. Unused funds will return to LEEF.
  • District procurement policies must be followed. Additionally, items that may be available through district, state, or federal funding will not be considered.

Reporting and Evaluation:

  • A grant report┬ámust be submitted within 30 days of completing the project.
  • The recipients of each funded project may be requested to appear in impact videos and share photos regarding the impact of your award.

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