Innovative Learning Grants

Are you a Waterloo teacher looking for funding?

The Innovative Learning Grant program helps teachers implement innovative and interactive projects/lessons.

Is your idea a good match?

Read through the “Innovative Learning Grant Guidelines” to make sure your project or program aligns with our mission.  It will also help you understand how our process works.

Innovative Learning Grant Guidelines

Be aware that all projects must meet the following eligibility requirements:

● Applicants must be an employee of the Waterloo Community School District.
● Funding may only be used to support academic opportunities.
● Technology requests must follow guidelines outlined by the WCSD Tech Dept.
● Facilities requests must follow guidelines outlined by Operation Services.
●Professional development should not be included without special permission.
● Applications must follow all criteria as outlined by WCSD Policy 701.9.

Note that all grants must be approved by the WSF Board of Directors.  Therefore, it can take up to two months to get projects/programs approved.  We try to work as fast as we can, but sometimes it takes time to get everything squared away.

We want to process to be straightforward and streamlined so you can spend it where it counts, in the classroom.  Just follow these steps to request funding:

  1. Double check that your project or program meets the eligibility requirements by reading the Innovative Learning Grant Guidelines.
  2. Complete this short “Funding Request Form.”
  3. The WSF Office will review your funding request form and provide feedback within two weeks.
  4. Fill out our “Innovative Learning Grant Application” via Google Docs.  See sample questions here.
  5. Email [email protected] when your application is finished.

Questions?  Contact our office!  We are happy to answer questions about the eligibility requirements and application process.