Grant Applications

check back august 2024

Meeting attendance is required to receive a grant application. Click the link below to access the meeting.

Dec. 4, 2023 | 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 5, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 7,  2023 | 4:30 p.m.

Grant Application Meeting Link

KEF is a champion for all public schools in Knox County by providing grant opportunities to educators, schools, and district departments through the Priority Based Grants program that funds proposals that focus on academic outcomes and have specific measurable goals. Any Knox County Schools employee, department, or school may apply for a grant during the open dates of the application window. The applications are reviewed by a grant committee consisting of professionals with backgrounds in education, strategy, and grants.

Grant metrics


2023 Funds Awarded


2023 Grants Awarded

Up to $0

per grant award


Virtual Information Meeting

Dec. 4, 2023 | 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 5, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 7,  2023 | 4:30 p.m.

All interested applicants must attend one of the required Priority Based Grant information meetings.


Applications Open:

Dec. 11, 2023

An email containing a link to the grant application will be sent to attendees of the Priority Based Grant information meetings.

Applications Due:

Jan. 11, 2024


Funded Grants Announced

Early February 2024

Knox Education Foundation provides Priority Based Grants across multiple levels that support projects that accelerate student learning, address a challenge, or promote innovative ideas. These projects align with the four priority areas of Knox County Schools and have measurable outcomes.

Need Based

A strategy or project that targets the needs that address school challenges such as absenteeism or successful transitions (5th to 6th or 8th to 9th).

Accelerator Project

A project or approach that focuses on the acceleration of student learning.

Innovative Idea

An initiative or project that involves trying something new.
Specific, Measurable Outcomes

Impact Academics

Align with one of the 4 KCS priority areas:

  • Excellence in foundational skills
  • Career empowerment and preparation
  • Great educators in every school
  • Success for every student

Award Amounts

Individual & Classroom

Up to $2,500



department & region

Up to $10,000

Award Amounts

Individual & Classroom

Up to $0


$0 - 

Department & Region

Up to $0



2023 Grant Award List

Click below to see the 2023 grant award list.

Grant Award List