Innovative Grants

Next Grant Cycle

We are moving to a new online system!  The 2018-2019 Innovative Grant process will open with our first workshop on December 12, 2017. Only SAISD employees are eligible to apply. Applications are due Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Click here to apply!

All 2018-2019 lead applicants are required to attend one of the Innovative Grant workshops that are offered in December, January and February each year.  All applicants are welcome. See below for dates.

All 2018-2019 applicants must also have submitted all past due grant evaluations in order to be awarded. (This includes sending digital photos and thank you cards.)  Need an evaluation? Click here!  Below are additional links that may be of use in filling out your application.

Workshops Dates are as follows:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 5pm-7pm – Twain Dual Language Academy Library

Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5pm-7pm – Travis Early College High School Cafeteria

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5pm-7pm – Burnet Center Cafeteria

Dinner will be provided at the workshop.  Please email your reservation to Jennifer Twiss at


The SAISD Foundation is committed to funding opportunities for employees of SAISD to implement innovative ideas to increase student success. Over the past ten years, tens of thousands of students have benefited directly from the implementation of Innovative Grants across our schools and many successful grants have been replicated in other schools through this process. Results from these grants have included increased grades, test scores, attendance, parental involvement, and student engagement.  Please click here for a listing of past grant winners.  See our STEM, Fine Arts and Enrichment pages for featured grants and to ignite your innovation.


Below are links to sites you may need when completing your application.

A C19 form is required as an attachment to all grant requests requiring the modification to a facility or room or support from plant services for the project. The costs estimates must be included in your proposal in the budget. Click here to download.  Send the form to Plant Services via the Pony and Plant Services will contact you to visit. This must be in process by the grant deadline.

For SAISD current quotes for technology purchases, click here.