Competitive Grant Programs

The Beacon - Technology Teacher Grant

  • Share your tech-focused lesson plan.
    Win up to $1,000 for your classroom.

    Technology is all around us. From smartphones to voice assistants and self-driving cars, our world is becoming increasingly high-tech. We believe technology has a place in every discipline — and studying its role in our lives is critical for students of all ages. Share your tech-focused lesson plan with The Beacon, and you could win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies, educational subscriptions and apps for your students, and more.

    Application and detailed information -

    Lesson plans should be tailored to a grade level between Kindergarten and 8th grade.

    Entries must be submitted by December 9, 2017

Technology - Important Reminder

  • Prior to ordering any technology using any funding source, including grant money, please refer to the TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS for the district. It is imperative to follow all purchasing guidelines to ensure that all technology is compatible with the district network and can be serviced by district technology and network specialists.

Current Grant Opportunities

Donors Choose

  • Teachers in need of supplies, materials, and other resources for projects in their classroom can submit requests through Donors Choose. This free and easy-to-use web resource allows teachers to detail their project needs, and donors who visit the site choose which projects they want to contribute to.

    Teachers are encouraged to visit the Donors Choose website and submit a proposal. The average project request is $642, and 70% of all projects are successfully funded, with high poverty schools receiving the vast majority of donations.

    If you submit a request to Donors Choose, please email the web link for your proposal to Zack Ward in the Federal Programs & Grants office. If any technology is requested and received through Donors Choose, please contact Ashley May, the Digital Literacy Coordinator, to ensure compliance with district technology protocol.

    Please note: Donors Choose is currently the only district-approved web-based fundraising platform.

Grant Contact

  • As the Competitive Grants Specialist for the district, I support campuses and individual staff members as they search and apply for grant funding.


Grant Guidelines & Procedures

  • Prior to submitting any grant to a funding source, please review the district's Grant Procedures and complete the Approval Form for Competitive Grant Proposals. A copy of the form, with principal signature, should be sent via interoffice mail to Zack Ward in Federal Programs & Grants.

    Grant Procedures

    Approval Form for Competitive Grant Proposals