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Professional Development Grants

Your participation in the event/training/class will contribute to your own  Professional Development as it relates to your current role, as well as have a direct impact on the learning of students and/or professional development of colleagues. 

Professional Development Grants of up to $2,500 may be used for:

  • Conference Registration
  • Professional Association Membership
  • Subscriptions to publications from Professional Associations
  • Travel
  • Per diem for food and lodging
  • Materials purchased related to conference that are used for classroom or building purposes

Please note:

  • Professional Development Grants can not be used for stipends or compensation.
  • Only costs directly associated with the conference will be covered. (For example, days before or after the conference set aside for personal time will not be included.)
  • grants cannot be used to cover fees for additional credentials. certification, or license.
  • Potential recipients must be able to provide an explanation for a direct correlation between the PD activities and enhance student learning or faculty development beyond the individual participant.
  • Recipients will be expected to formally present findings and information from the PD activity to other professionals in the building to share what was learned and broaden its impact.
  • Please do not use acronyms in your application. Spell out every word.

How are Professional Development Grant applications scored? Click on Rubric for details.

The 2024-2025 Professional Development Grant application will open on December 1, 2023!

The application will close on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 4 p.m. 


Questions on Application/Information Requested

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Phone
  • Current Position:
  • School
  • If Other, please fill in your school or building name here:
  • What type of grant are you applying for?
  • Have you received a professional development grant from the Education Foundation in the past?
  • If yes, what year?
  • Please attach a copy of your final grant report for the most recent professional development grant received.
  • Please provide an Emergency Contact here:
  • Emergency Contact Email:
  • Emergency Contact Phone
  • If you have additional team members you would like to include, please add their contact information here.
  • Name of conference or title of workshop
  • Conference/workshop dates
  • Conference/workshop location
  • Date(s) you plan to attend:
  • Please provide a link to the Conference website here:
  • What is the cost of the conference registration?
  • Please upload a screenshot or documentation to verify the cost of attending this conference here:
  • Are you a member of this professional association?
  • Are you requesting any membership fees be included in the grant allotment?
  • If yes, what is that cost?
  • How many meals do you anticipate you will need covered?
  • Total approximate cost for all meals needed:
  • Please upload your budget document here:
  • Does your professional development experience include travel and accommodations?
  • Please upload screenshots/documentation for your travel costs
  • What are your transportation costs?
  • What are your accommodation plans?
  • Please upload screenshots or documentation for your accommodation plans
  • Why have you selected this Professional Development opportunity specifically?
  • How would your participation in this PD opportunity relate directly to Indiana Academic Standards, School Improvement Goals, or other strategic goals for your building or the corporation?
  • Have you participated in this conference or workshop in the past?
  • If yes, why do you want to return?
  • What other Professional Development activities or training have you undertaken that relate to this conference or workshop?
  • How will you benefit directly from this Professional Development opportunity?
  • Will participation in this opportunity qualify you for additional roles in your building or the corporation?
  • How do you plan to continue or support your growth in this area after participating in this opportunity?
  • How will K-12 students benefit directly from this Professional Development opportunity?
  • Regarding K-12 benefits, how will you assess/measure this?
  • How will your colleagues benefit directly from this Professional Development opportunity?
  • Regarding your colleagues, how will you assess/measure this benefit?
  • Please enter the contact information for your school principal and Brandon White that will be signing off on your grant application.