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Grants may be written only by teachers or counselors employed by the Coeur d’Alene School District 271. Grants must be implemented directly with students.


The following criteria are used to guide the selection process: the grant 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 that 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 2018-2019.
See the scoring rubric to assist with grant writing.

Year  Grants Funded Amount Funded
1986-2017 1,024 $1,566,633.27
Fall 2017 70 $  156,992.60
TOTAL 1,094 $1,723,625.87