For Educators

LEEF Grants are offered to all educators in LISD in the fall and spring, to fund professional development training, innovative programs and tools that supplement classroom learning.

Please review our FAQ’s before submitting an application.

Innovative & Collaborative Classroom Grant Cycles:

CycleDate OpenCycle Due DateGrant Announcement
Collaborative GrantsMarch 1, 2024May 17, 2024Convocation August 2024
Fall Innovative GrantsJune 1, 2024August 9, 2024Sept. 18, 2024
Professional Development Grants

Innovative Teaching Grant

Innovative Teaching Grant: If there’s a professional development workshop or training, or new tool that would enhance your teaching skills and supplement your classroom learning, we invite you to apply for the Innovative Teaching Grant. This grant is focused on the individual educator and improving his/her instructional skills. Funding is available up to $500.


Collaborative Grants

col·lab·o·ra·tive – produced or conducted by two or more parties working together.

Collaborative grants are designed to provide resources for programs and projects that make a district- or campus-wide impact. All applications must “collaborate” with two or more educators across a grade level, department, entire campuses, an academic department or feeder pattern with the goal to improve the educational experience or opportunities for Leander ISD students and/or staff. Funding is available up to $5,000. Funding will not be provided for a past program or conference.


Book Request

Leander ISD staff, PTA organizations, and local community groups are welcome to request free children’s books to distribute to LISD students and families. The LEEF team will make every effort to fulfill your book needs and will approve requests on a case-by-case basis based on our current book supply.

The books are gently, used donated books, therefore LEEF is unable to provide specific titles.

Please submit your request by completing our book request form below at least 30 business days prior to the date on which the books are needed. If you require your books sooner you’ll have to make arrangements with LEEF to pick them up, LISD facilities requires a minimum of 2 weeks to deliver.

Do you know a community member or business who wants to host a book drive? Encourage them to click the button below for more information.


If you have any questions, please contact LEEF at or call 512-570-0027.

LISD Funding Request

This is an invite only form LEEF will send to district depts. requesting funds outside of LEEF’s grant cycle or annual funded programs. These requests will be evaluated and considered by LEEF’s Board of Directors Program Committee during LEEF’s annual budget review in May.

Leander ISD Email(Required)
Supervisor Name(Required)
This must be approved by cabinet level leadership.
Leander ISD Email(Required)
Include: how the funding will be used; who will be served by the funding (students/staff); why is this funding important; what is the impact if it’s not received; goals of program
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LEEF’s fiscal budget is July 1-June 30, therefore funding requests outside of LEEF’s grant cycle and annual funded programs need a minimum of 2 months for the Finance Committee to evaluate if it’s a program we can fund in our current budget.
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Max. file size: 50 MB.
If your request and budget are outlined in detail in a document, please attach it here. This will be helpful to see breakdown of costs and project.

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