Innovative Teaching Grants

MEF Deadline


The McAllen Education Foundation (MEF) is proud to announce their Teacher Innovative Grant opportunities for McAllen ISD teaching staff. Below are links to the MEF Guidelines, MEF Grant Application and a “sample” application. Since 1996, the MEF has awarded more than 360 Innovative Teacher Grants, which combined, were worth more than $500,000 and benefited more than 50,000 students. Teachers are encouraged to be as creative as they can be in applying for these grants. Staff may apply as an individual or as a team. Applications must be submitted to the campus principal for approval signature. Approved applications must be forwarded to Dr. Silvia Ibarra at and Mary Lopez,, in the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, no later than July 22, 2019.