Preparing Students for Tomorrow — Caring for Them Today

Competitive Grant Programs

State Farm Neighborhood Assist

  • State Farm Neighborhood Assist® is back to help good neighbors across the U.S. take an active role in improving their communities. To turn caring into doing, we will once again be awarding 40 worthy causes with a $25,000 grant each.

    Now's your chance to make a real difference in your neighborhood.

    Start thinking about how you would use a $25,000 grant to fund a neighborhood project involved in education, safety or community development. Then, starting June 7, 2017, you can submit your idea at We will accept 2,000 applications, and narrow it down to 200 finalists. Then your votes will decide which 40 community causes will receive the $25,000 grants.

    Just think of the good you could do with a $25,000 grant. Spots fill up fast, so don't miss out!

     Note to Alief staff: We had a teacher win this grant in 2016-17. Please consider applying for this great opportunity.

Current Grant Opportunities

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

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 Vicki Fisher, 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.