SUBMIT signed original PLUS 15 COPIES to the EEF office. Incomplete or handwritten proposals will not be considered.
ONLY Tucson Unified staff working directly with students are eligible to apply. Staff may collaborate with students and parents to apply for grant funds but only TUSD staff working directly with students may be listed as lead educators and team members on the grant application.
EEF’s mailing address: 3809 E. 3rd Street, Tucson, AZ 85716
Hand deliveries: EEF’s physical office is located on the 2nd Street side of St. Mark’s Church, in the 3800 block of 2nd Street between Dodge and Alvernon, just south of Speedway. Faxes or e-mails are not accepted. Please note mail slot in EEF’s north-facing door.
The purpose of EEF's Classroom Grant Program is to provide funding for classroom or library projects that expand curriculum beyond the standard educator delivery and student learning experience. ALL of EEF’s Classroom Grant projects substantively enrich classroom experiences, teach critical thinking skills, promote creative problem-solving, stimulate a lifelong interest in learning, model effective communication and collaboration, and explore concepts, ideas, and principles beyond the core curriculum.
EEF classroom grants will not cover the cost of basic needs such as clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, general school supplies, or food. If you are a Tucson Unified educator seeking assistance in these areas, please contact EEF’s office directly for information about EEF’s programs that address these needs and how you can access them. EEF classroom grants may not be used to compensate Tucson Unified teachers or staff for any purpose.
2018-2019 Classroom Grant Application Form (In PDF)
EEF General Fund Classroom Grant
$1,000 for projects that do not fall within any of the following categories, but that enrich classroom experiences, teach critical thinking skills, promote creative problem-solving, stimulate a lifelong interest in learning that explore concepts, ideas, and principles beyond the core curriculum. (PreK-12) Please note, grants may be submitted for projects under $1,000.
Library Power Grant
Up to $1,000 available for projects that incorporate collaborative planning and teaching by librarians and teachers utilizing library resources. (PreK-12)
Safeway Healthy Choices
One $1,000 grant available for a project that focuses on healthy menu choices, including lessons on growing and preparing healthy food. Projects may include school gardens, field trips to gardens, markets and restaurants. (PreK-12)
Jacob Eisner Memorial K-6 Creativity Grant
One $500 grant available to K-5 teachers for projects that develop elementary school children’s creativity through special projects. (K-5)
Ray Davies Humanitarian Classroom Grant
One $500 grant available for a project that focus on humanitarian or human rights issues. (PreK-12)
Ora S. & Jane Davies Kindergarten Classroom Grant
$1,000 grants to support educational or cultural programs in a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classroom. (K) Please note, grants may be submitted for projects less than $1,000.
Exceptional Education Grant
$1,000 for projects in an Exceptional Education classroom or setting. (K-12)
Stocker Family Fine Arts & Literacy Grant
Up to $1,000 available for projects to that supplement core curriculum with fine arts and literacy. (PreK-12)