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Classroom Grant Application


“…this experience has been wonderful, and has absolutely expanded our students’ access to exciting new curriculum this year…” – Jessica Stamler, Teacher at Big Sky High School

The Classroom Grant application period for 2021-2022 has closed. Awardees will be notified by June 1. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Every year, the Missoula Education Foundation awards teachers in MCPS funds to develop unique ideas and projects for their classrooms. These projects promote engagement, enhance the student experience, and provide vibrant learning opportunities. In 2019-2020, MEF surpassed $200,000 in funding made available to MCPS teachers.

If you are considering applying for a grant, please review the following eligibility guidelines:

Eligibility – Current MCPS pre-K – 12 educators.

Allocation of dollars – Funds awarded to be utilized in the following academic year.

Funds not utilized will not roll over into a 2nd year unless the awardee requests in writing to the MEF board. Third parties may apply in collaboration with an MCPS educator.

Multiple applications – Educators may submit more than one application for unique, separate projects. All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Application deadline is April 10, 2021 at 11:59pm. 


All projects requesting technology items must have approval from the Director of Technology prior to grant submission.

All projects requiring alteration of classroom physical space must have approval from the Director of Operations/Maintenance prior to grant submission.

All project requests must have principal approval prior to grant submission.

Awardees leaving the District or moving placement within the District Awardees who terminate employment with MCPS prior to utilizing the awarded funds, or who terminate employment prior to the fiscal year for which funds are awarded shall not receive grant funds. An educator who moves positions within MCPS prior to using funds must submit an amended proposal prior to awarding of funds. Awarding of amended proposal funds is at the sole discretion of the MEF Board.

Please feel free to reach us with questions. Use our Contact page to reach Executive Director Susan Tower, or email us directly.