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The Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) is proud to support Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) students in academic achievement and lifelong learning. Recognizing that educators play a significant role in a student’s education, CEF invests in grants that support innovation, enhance student achievement, and inspire student learning. 

The SPRING Grant Application will be open

January 14, 2022 - february 6, 2022;

notifications by march 1, 2022.


Funding is to benefit students in one of these THREE focus areas:

  • Innovative Instruction- unique and new ways to foster learning, deliver lessons, or engage classrooms; implementation of a "passion project" that correlates to a learning standard, school improvement plan, or district initiative.
  • STEM- innovative lessons or resources that foster student engagement related to science, technology, engineering, math or Project Lead the Way curriculum.
  • Curriculum Enhancement- tools, resources, or activities that take a lesson “to the next level” by engaging students in the content, learning targets, and outcomes.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Individual Carmel Clay Schools educators.

Award amounts:

  • Individual- up to $700

Application Process:

  • Review Grant Overview and FAQ's 
  • Receive all necessary approvals prior to completing application.
  • Submit Google application by 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2022 (Please use school email account and use Google Chrome browser.)


Contact Tara Ascioti, CEF Grant Chair at or Stacey Hetrick, CEF Program Coordinator,