The Pflugerville Education Foundation (PEF) is offering all PfISD teachers the opportunity to apply for Mini-Grants. The purpose of this grants is to enhance, promote and augment classroom instruction in areas not routinely allocated in regular budgetary funds or not eligible for reimbursement from other sources. Mini-Grants are not available for personnel cost, technology or travel expenses. Over the months of September, October, and November, a total of $8,000 will be awarded each month that support individual grants up to $2,000.
Grants will be selected based on the following criteria: The degree to which the grant aligns with a PEF priority area; addresses an area of need substantiated by data; emphasizes or enhances student academic performance or social emotional intelligence; creates value through annual reuse; promotes the sharing of lessons learned with other educators; addresses the degree to which campus and district funding sources have been exhausted. Just a reminder the grants cannot fund electronics.
The Mini-Grant Application is online on our NEW platform. Click here to review the application.
The due date for September is Saturday, September 30th.
The due date for October is Tuesday, October 31st.
The due date for November is Thursday, November 30th.
Awarding of Funds
PEF will award $24,000 in Mini-Grants. Multiple Mini-Grants will be awarded each month from October to December up to $2,000, with winning grant totals equaling $8,000 each month.
Note: Teachers may apply more than once per year. Teachers who have received grants may reapply for different projects for consideration.
Prior Mini-Grant Awardees
Thank you to all education staff applying for mini-grants in the 2020-21 school year and congratulations to the winners.
A total of $10,582 was awarded to the following staff and campuses:
|School Name||Grant Title|
|Windermere Elem||Compatible Document Cameras|
|Mott Elem||Manipulatives Amidst a Pandemic|
|Parmer Lane Elem||Discovery Maker Interactive STEM Cart/ Coding with KIBO|
|Connally HS||Monthly Healthy Breakfasts for CHS Faculty and Staff|
|Northwest Leadership Academy||Pfinding Our Voice and Pfeeling Our Learning, Bringing Vocabulary Rich Experiences and Sensory Activities to the Intervention Classroom|
|Ruth Barron Elem||Let’s Bring Texas History to Life with Texas Studies Weekly!|
|Wieland Elem||We Love Diverse Books!|
|Brookhollow Elem||Brookhollow Community Garden Improvement|
|Parmer Lane Elem||Can You Hear Me Now?|
|Parmer Lane Elem||Hydration Station|
|Dessau MS||Enhancing Mindfulness|
|Pflugerville HS||Choosing Culturally Relevant Literature|
|Wieland Elem||Play, Learn, and Have Fun!|
|Northwest Elem||Covid-safe Art supplies|
|Weiss HS||Edpuzzles for U.S. History: Interactive Teaching & STAAR Prep|
|PACE HS||Construction Logistics|
|Dessau Elem||AB can you C a rainbow for me?|
|Parmer Lane Elem||Centers for A Covid Safe Classroom|
|Hendrickson HS||Vocational License fees|
|Pflugerville Elem||Garden Boxes abloom at PES|
|Pflugerville HS||Pre-20th Century Verticle Curriculum Alignment|
|Pflugerville HS||Summer Reading Access for All|
|Parmer Lane Elem||Watch, Exercise & Learn|
|Kelly Lane MS||Digital License for math teachers|