The Innovative Education Grants Program is pleased to announce the recipients of Special Projects funding for 2019 .

Congratulations to the following Colorado schools and their winning proposals.

Purpose: Innovative Education Grants, funded by TIE Colorado, is offering project grants to improve student achievement through the integration of technology into K-12 classrooms, a school, or district. Applicants could include Classroom Teachers, Information Technology, Media, and Library specialists, etc. Teams are encouraged to apply. They could consist of other specialty areas, i.e. Gifted and Talented, STEM, literacy, the arts, etc. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $500 to $2,500.

The application deadline is midnight Nov 30, 2018. Awards will be announced in February 2019.

Eligibility: Grants may be awarded under the following conditions:

  1. Individual Classroom projects that are technology based and will be accomplished in a public or private school classroom setting in a Colorado school - Applicants must be an educator currently teaching in the classroom. Applicants must have support of the School Principal, Headmaster, or equivalent position within the school’s structure.
  2. Public or Private School-wide projects that are technology based and will be accomplished in a Colorado based school - Applicants must be a school administrator with support from the school district or organization’s administration, the school board Chair, President, or equivalent position within the school’s structure.
  3. Multi-school, Multi-district, or K-12 Educational Organization projects that are technology based and must paired with an institution of higher education.
  4. Collaborative projects - Grants may be made in collaboration with other public institutions, non-profit institutions or educational institutions so long as the responsible applicant is a K-12 public or private school or district in Colorado.
  5. Matching or in-kind funds are encouraged.

Important Information:

  1. ISTE Student and Educator standards and/or district plan must be part of the rationale for the grant.
  2. Funds are awarded to the school or organization’s grants department. Funds cannot be awarded to individuals.
  3. Funds cannot be used for grant administration purposes or IT services - The value of these services can count towards in-kind matching funds.
  4. Funds can be used for clerical work or actual service provided for the project.
  5. A private corporation can be a partner as long as a qualified school organization is administering the grant.
  6. Upon completion of the grant project you will be expected to submit evidence of the project’s impact.

Required Documentation: 

If awarded you will need to verify non-profit status by providing:

  *Charter School - need charter

  *Private School - proof of tax exempt status

  *All organizations applying - need Federal Identification number and or Tax Exempt number


Nov 30, 2018 - Online application deadline (midnight)

February 2019 - Awards announced

This is a professional application - high quality content and writing skills are important. Be concise, yet thorough in your responses. Please keep a copy of your Request for Proposal for later reference.

Link to Online Application

Link to InnEd Special Project Rubric


Thank you,

Mike Herr,

Dan More,

2017-2018 School Year Special Project Grants

Jen Maley

Engineering Brightness: Lantern and Circuit Board Design 

Teacher Librarian, Severance Middle School, Weld Re-4
Paula McGuire

Infusion Classes for High Ability Learners in Rural Schools

Gifted Regional Consultant, Northeast BOCES and Sterling Schools
Michelle Eckstein

K-12 History, Literature & Science Learning via Virtual Reality Field Trips

Teacher, Peak to Peak Charter School, Boulder Valley School District
Jody Elston

Learning & Creating with Virtual Reality in HS Art and Science Classes

Art & Media Instructor, Secondary Campus, South Routt School District
Jamie Roth

Problem Solving in the Collaborative 21st Century Classroom

Teacher, Fireside Elementary School, Boulder Valley School District

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