Grant Criteria

The following criteria have been established to help guide the grant application process.  If teachers have questions about the application process, they may contact a member of the grant committee.

Consideration will be given to projects having the following criteria:

  • The application describes a well-conceived educational plan and applicant has completed the application form properly
  • The project has the potential to be used in other classrooms or schools
  • Project impacts more than a few students, teachers or staff
  • The project is targeted toward an audience identified as benefiting from enrichment
  • The project will make a difference for students and has the potential to improve the quality of learning in CSD
  • Project demonstrates a unique or improved approach to enhance education

CEF will NOT fund:

  • Building improvements (i.e. furniture not related to collaborative learning, playground equipment)
  • Projects that would dictate curriculum changes to the district
  • Projects where funding is or should be available through the district
  • Projects inconsistent with district curriculum guidelines
  • Staff positions historically funded by the district