2020-2021 FTEF Teacher Grants

Request for Proposals



The Ft. Thomas Education Foundation now invites applications for FTEF Teacher Grants to be submitted for the 2020-2021 academic year.  All requests are due Friday, January 8, 2021.


To begin your FTEF Teacher Grant Application – Complete this FORM. You will be sent an application from the FTEF.


The purpose of the FTEF Teacher Grant Program is to fund classroom materials and programs to enhance the educational excellence of staff and students in all five schools. During the review and approval of grants, the committee will consider if the request:

  • Directly affects education

  • Enhances current curriculum/ tools

  • Promotes ‘big ideas’ and out of the box thinking

  • Is self-contained (does not extend beyond one fiscal year for support)*

  • Serves as a pilot program for potential district adoption and implementation*

  • Equitable distribution of funds to all 5 schools (dependent on grants submitted)


Prior to submitting an FTF Teacher Grant Application you may want to consider:

  1. Has funding been requested/ received from other sources (will be asked to provide this information during the application process)?

  2. Does the requested item align with department, building, and district strategic goals?

  3. If applicable, is the technology request compatible with existing systems?

  4. You will be asked to submit an itemized invoice, with vendor information.



All FTEF Teacher Grant Applications are due to the FTEF by Friday, January 8, 2021.


Regardless of funding decision, anyone submitting a grant request will receive communication from the FTEF. All correspondence will be distributed on or after the FTEF Grant Patrol (Spring 2021) and will includes copies to building principal, superintendent and other parties as necessary based on the funding mechanisms, purchase process.




  • Joint proposals from teams of teachers are encouraged.

  • Applicants may submit more than one proposal.

  • Proposals for after-school and/or summer enrichment programs will be considered.

  • Grant awards will expire June 31 in the year following the award (unless otherwise specified).


The FTEF is proud to have awarded nearly $900,000 in Teacher Grants since 2001. As we enter into our 20th year, we look forward to continuing to support more innovative and cutting-edge programs and materials in support of our mission of enhancing educational excellence.


*exceptions may apply