Grant Information

Applying for a Grant

DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, Friday, January 29, 2018

Grants will be awarded in May 2018.

The Port Aransas Education Foundation announces the availability of grant funds to support proposals for:

  1. Employee Development (up to $2,500 per proposal) – Provides funds to assist employees of Port Aransas Independent School District to develop the personal skill sets needed to give our children the best possible education, through continuing education, seminars, workshops and/or conferences
  2. Classroom Enrichment (up to $5,000 per proposal) – Provides funds for teachers to implement new and innovative programs in the classroom that promote advanced approaches to teaching and that enrich the learning experience for students and teachers
  3. Campus/District Enhancement (up to $10,000 per proposal) – Provides funds to a campus or the district to upgrade or implement tools, activities or projects which would enhance or advance educational achievement

Any employee of the Port Aransas Independent School District that demonstrates a need for funding of programs and/or materials that promote educational excellence within the district. In evaluating each application, funding decisions will be made based on the following criteria.

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that:

  • Are sustainable
  • Are inclusive
  • Are innovative
  • Have the greatest impact
  • Have the broadest reach
  • Have participatory or matching funds

Special Flex-Fund Grants

Did a need present itself outside of grant season?

When there is an event coming through or near town, applying for a grant a year away is not going to get you there. That is why we have set aside $5,000.00 to be used towards unique, short-term opportunities. The funds are first come, first served and available until they are used up.

Payroll Deduction

Teachers and Friends of the Foundation:

We now have a great new way for you to plan your giving to the foundation.

You can now have your donation to the Port Aransas Education Foundation automatically deducted from your paycheck.

If you have questions about grants,
please contact PAEF school liaison:

Shannon Vanorman