Applying for Grants
The MEF Grant Application is closed. We will open applications again in August 2018.
McKinney ISD Payroll Contribution (MEF Staff Fund)
The MEF Staff Fund is used to award professional development and classroom grants to McKinney ISD teachers and staff. It is also used to award scholarships to students of MyKinney ISD employees. Payroll contributions from McKinney ISD teachers and staff as well as donations from individuals and businesses fund the MEF Staff Fund. When you contribute to the fund:
- You support creativity and innovation in McKinney ISD.
- You enhance the quality of education in McKinney.
- Your contribution is tax-deductible.
- If you are a teacher applying for a grant, you receive an extra point when scoring your classroom and professional development grant applications.
The McKinney Education Foundation awards Professional Development and Classroom Grants to deserving MISD teachers and staff. Most funds for these grants are donated by MISD staff themselves through the MEF Staff Fund/MISD Payroll deductions.
Awarding grants to teachers directly impacts the quality of education in McKinney. The grants give teachers the freedom to implement innovative ideas that otherwise would go unfunded. Grants also help teachers take courses, attend seminars, and engage in other activities that help them to develop as professionals and educators. An investment in McKinney teachers is an investment in the quality of education in McKinney.
Applications for Classroom and Professional Grants open each September. Classroom Grants are awarded in December and Professional Grants remain open until funds are depleted.