Grant Application

MISD staff have an opportunity to apply for grants from the Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association. A Grant Committee consisting of current and former district staff, parents, alumni and other community leaders reviews each funding request.

2022-23 Grant timeline

Fall cycle

The 2022 Fall Cycle is on hold at this time.  Grants will open again for the Spring Cycle in early January.

Reminder for currently funded projects:  Grant Recap Reports are due on October 15, 2022.

Spring cycle

January 4, 2023:  Application Opens
February 28, 2023:  Application Closes
March 6-10, 2023:  MISD Administrative Review
March 27, 2023:  Applicants Present to Grant Committee
April 3-7, 2023:  Grant Recipients Announced
May 1, 2023:  Deadline for Ordering Funded Items
October 14, 2023:  Grant Recap Reports Due

Grant Guidelines

  • Projects must align with the mission, vision, and values of the District and Foundation.
  • Applicants must be Marion Independent School District staff. MISD students or groups outside MISD must have a staff sponsor on the application in order to apply.
  • Eligible requests include those that enhance curriculum, bring innovation to the classroom, provide summer or after-school enrichment, guest speakers and more. If you are uncertain whether or not your request is eligible please contact the Foundation.
  • Requests for capital projects (i.e. permanent physical structures) and the funding of salaries will not be considered. These requests must go through MISD administration and/or the Board of Education.
  • Collaborations between buildings and among staff are encouraged and preferred. Applicants apply for grants on behalf of their classroom, grade, department or school. Grants are awarded based on the belief that items will be shared within the District as deemed appropriate by MISD leadership. Items purchased with grant funds are under the direction and ownership of MISD.
  • If requesting any technology, visit with Peggy Murphy, District Technology Director at least one week prior to submitting your application in order to secure a quote for items.

Grant Application

The  grant application is now closed. The next grant opportunity will be in Spring 2023. If you have questions, please contact Elisabeth Kissling at Extension 1106 or by email.