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2019 Fall Teacher Mini-Grant

Closes November 1, 2019--Apply Today!

The Bonneville Education Foundation (BEF) is excited to announce the opening of a Fall 2019 Teacher Mini-Grant Cycle for the educators of District 93--thanks to the generosity of EIRMC!​

$4,000 has been donated by Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for teacher classroom mini-grants.

The Bonneville Education Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Teacher Mini-Grant cycle! This grant seeks to provide teachers with the money and resources they need to be able to implement their plans. In addition, if other funding sources are better suited to your needs, the foundation will give you the time you need to redirect your efforts toward a different grant cycle, like the INL STEM grant.

To be eligible for the Mini-Grant, your school must have a liaison to the BEF and the application needs to have a PLC team. (Find your BEF school liaison here.) Applications are online, The application is currently available and are due no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.


Application Form: Closes November 1, 2019

Grants will be awarded on the night of November 6, 2019. Also, if you are awarded a grant, (if you will provide an Amazon link in the grant application) BEF will make the purchase through Amazon and have it shipped directly to your school!

Otherwise, District 93 accounting will support the transfer of funds from the BEF to building accounts.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Andrus at or 208-525-4422.

Required information to complete the application:

  • Name of applicant (and fellow applicants--teams can (and are encouraged) submit on one application now)
  • School/D93 Department
  • PLC team members' support
  • BEF school liaison's support, (Find your BEF school liaison here.)
  • Documentation of anticipated costs must be uploaded and attached to the application. Email yourself a picture from your phone, copy and paste an estimate from a webpage into a word document. Any file type can be used.
  • BEF requires PLC minutes and PLC team approval as to how the whole PLC team can support and utilize the grant.  Further tying the grant to student achievement goals, school goals, or D93 goals helps support the grant application.
  • Approval from the building principal.
  • Estimate of the number of students who will benefit from the grant times the number of years the product can be used (preference is given to larger student impact).  Example, 10 microscopes, with a 10 year life-span, used by the 4th grade, with 60 students has a 600 student impact.
  • Information regarding other funds raised (other grants, donations, or budget allocations).
  • Educational category.
  • A link to Amazon product if it is available (and if you want) BEF to purchase it for you from Amazon.
  • Special 2019 Consideration: Special Education Grants!  $3,000 is dedicated to Special Education needs through funds dedicated to district-wide Special Services.  

How can we improve the likelihood of being awarded a grant?

The foundation more favorably considers:

  • Requests that will have the longest impact on the largest group of students: improvements, sturdy equipment, shared resources (within a building, or a team, or the district).
    • Due to the above criteria, consumables, annual software licenses, and field trips will not be considered.  However, if you would like to start a donation-driven campaign for any of these projects, please talk with your school liaison for support that is not limited by the BEF Mini-Grant.
  • Team requests (but not required)
  • Requests around $500 (requests above $500 have been approved)
  • Requests whose applicants have made an effort to gather other funds (but not required)

Other Information:

  • After your initial application, your principal will be asked to approve your request through Laserfiche form by email. That approval is required by November 1 in order to be considered at the November 6, 2019 meeting.
  • If you are a grant recipient, you and your principal will be notified by email after the November  BEF meeting.
  • Please plan on sharing a picture of the implementation of your grant award with the foundation board. We LOVE this feedback!
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