Apply for Grants
Apply for a LEF Grant
The 2017-18 Grant deadlines have passed. Good luck to all applicants. Awards will be announced in May 2018.
Staff with professional status in Lexington Public Schools are invited and encouraged to apply for funding to support innovation in the classroom. LEF grants fund the development and piloting of teaching approaches and materials that will enrich learning in any subject, initiatives designed to meet the learning needs and abilities of diverse students, professional development activities that relate directly to educators' classroom teaching, and programs that address educational and community-building priorities across an entire subject, grade, or school -- or at all nine schools. LEF support offers Lexington's educators the time and resources to pursue their lifelong passion for teaching and create powerful, joyful teaching and learning experiences in their classroom.
LEF awards three types of grants:
- Program Grants - One or several educators apply for funding to explore and implement innovative approaches to teaching, to create educational materials, or to pilot of new uses of technology in the classroom.
- Fellowships - Individual educators apply for funding to offset the costs of their participation in professional development programs to deepen their subject-area knowledge and strengthen their skills in ways that will have a direct impact on their teaching.
- School Community Grants - Each Lexington school receives funding every year to implement a plan created collaboratively by the school's professional community to strengthen the overall learning environment and build community school-wide.
All grant proposals undergo a rigorous application and approval process. Grantees are expected to share the results of their grant experiences with their colleagues within and across their schools.