Innovative Teaching Grants

Innovative Teaching Grant Applications — Make your innovative teaching idea a reality with a grant from the Dripping Springs Education Foundation!

The Dripping Springs Education Foundation exists to provide every teacher the opportunity to Reach Higher and Inspire others to do the same. One way we encourage this is through Innovative Teaching Grants.  These grants are YOUR OPPORTUNITY to develop new and innovative ways of teaching.

*NEW* Rolling Submission Deadline!

•  Grant Submission Deadline: September 30, review November 30

•  Grant Submission Deadline: December 31, review February 28

•  Grant Submission Deadline: March 31, review May 30

Completed grant applications must be submitted in .pdf or .doc/.docx format via email to or The DSEF administrator will redact your name and school and then send your application to the Grant Review Committee. You will receive email confirmation that your grant was received within 2 weeks after submission.  If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact the DSEF office, 512-858-3063.

Innovative Teaching Grant Forms

2018-19 ITG Guidelines

2018-2019 ITG Application

Innovative Teacher Grant End of Year Report

Innovative Teacher Grant Mid Year Report

The grants must enhance student academic performance and support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Campus Action Plan.

Tips from DSES CL&I director, Lindsay Herring on the grant process:

Teacher Grant Writing Flyer






Past Funded Innovative Teaching Grants

Each year, the Dripping Springs Education Foundation ‘Prize Patrol’ surprises teachers across all DSISD schools with awards for Innovative Teaching Grants.

2016 ITG Winners

2015 ITG Winners

2014 ITG Winners