Educator Initiative Program

Kilgore ISD Education Foundation

Grants for 2018-2019 School Year

January 15, 2019

Grant Application Review Committee appointed
Approval of Application Process by the Board of Directors

January 15, 2019

Grant applications released.

Call for grant applications from KISD staff
and administrators


Grant writing workshop for interested teachers

February 15, 2019

Applications due

February 18-25, 2019

Grant Committee Reviews Applications

February 26, 2019

Finalists Announced

March 19, 2019

Shark Tank Presentations by Finalist

March 21, 2019

Reviews completed and recommendations made to the
Board of Directors at a called meeting

March 22, 2019

Grants awarded—Grant Patrol

March Board Meeting

Grants accepted by the Board of Trustees and
recipients recognized at the Board meeting


The Educator Initiative Program (EIP) is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to the accomplishment of program objectives.

Persons Eligible to Apply for Grants:

Individuals or teams of individuals employed by Kilgore ISD who are involved in the instruction of students or related support services benefiting students.

Eligible Proposals:
Instructional approaches or projects which meet the selection criteria.
Award of Funds:
The number of awards will depend on funds available from the Kilgore ISD Education Foundation.
Due Date:
To be determined annually by the Foundation Board of Directors, but typically in the Spring of each year.
Selection Criteria:
  • The degree to which the proposal addresses important program objectives.
  • The degree to which the proposal represents a creative or innovative approach to the accomplishment of objectives. (It should address a new project as opposed to one accomplished or under way)
  • The degree to which sound evaluation procedures are incorporated in the proposal.
  • The degree to which the proposal is clear and logical, including (a) specificity of objectives; (b) clarity of description of instructional procedures, methods or, treatments; and (c) correspondence among evaluative procedures, objectives and treatments.
Selection Process
  1. Application forms may be obtained at campus offices, by contacting the Superintendent's office or from the Education Foundation web page.
  2. Teacher initiated applications must be reviewed by the Campus Principal for congruence with campus programs and signed by the principal and/or the Superintendent’s designee.
  3. Applications are due to the KISD Administration Office for Superintendent consideration, by the published due date (February 15, 2019). Once approved by the superintendent, all approved applications will be submitted to the Education Foundation Grant Application Review Committee.
  4. Applications will be reviewed by the Grant Application Review Committee as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors.
  5. For each grant application submitted, the committee shall make one of the following recommendations: (a) disapproval; (b) disapproval with suggestions for resubmission; (c) approval with conditions and/or modifications; and (d) approval. Finalist will be announced February 26, 2019.
  6. Finalist will present his/her grant request on March 19 in person before the foundation board. (i.e. Shark Tank)
  7. Grant recipients chosen by the Education Foundation Board of Directors will be notified March 22 and recognized by the KISD Board of Trustees at the March Board meeting for formal acceptance of the grant.