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Grants may be written only by teachers employed by the Coeur d’Alene School District 271.


The following criteria are used to guide the selection process and must offer students opportunities that promote:

  • Creativity
  • Depth of knowledge
  • Excellence in education
  • Higher level thinking skills
  • Increased motivation to learn

Applicants are encouraged to think “outside the box” in developing a project which would bring joy to themselves and their students and renewed passion for teaching. It is not required that a project’s goals be directly related to state standards or improved standardized test scores.

Ready to start? EXCEL Grant Application 2017-2018.
See the scoring rubric to assist with grant writing.

Year  Grants Funded Amount Funded
1986-2015 964 $1,427,924.33
Fall 2016 60 $138,708.94
TOTAL 1,024 $1,566,633.27