Proposal Guidelines and Pointers

  • Proposals must be for projects taking place during the 2018-2019 school year led by TUSD educators actively teaching in a classroom setting.
  • EEF’s Allocations Committee reviews and evaluates all proposals on an annual basis and notifies recipients in late March. Grants will be funded after July 1, 2018.
  • Proposals are awarded on a competitive basis according to the strength of their originality and thoughtfulness, available funding, and the clear articulation of their specific learning goals as they relate to curriculum enrichment.
  • Clearly state the proposed project’s learning objectives, discuss how you will achieve these objectives and how you plan to assess your effectiveness in achieving these objectives.
  • Be sure your budget is clear and understandable. Funds must be spent as stipulated in the proposal budget. All expenditures must be supported with physical receipts. Funds must supplement, not replace, state or local funds; funds cannot be used to compensate teachers or other TUSD staff.
  • New and continuing projects will be considered.
  • Proposals must be signed by the educator and by the school principal. Teams of educators may apply but a lead educator must be identified in the proposal.
  • If a teacher’s position or school site changes the applicant MUST contact EEF.
  • Application forms are available online at
  • Proposals (signed original plus 15 COPIES) must be typed and received through the US mail or hand delivered, by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 2, 2018. Faxes or e-mails not accepted.