Grant Application

2020-2021 Faculty Innovation Grants

Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) is providing Grant Funding to CUSD Faculty designed to support innovative ways of remote teaching and distance learning. This year, there are 24 grants available for $500 each.


To fund teachers faced with new educational challenges within the remote teaching, distance learning environment. With a lack of tools, knowledge and infrastructure, teachers have needed to be innovative and resourceful in finding ways to help their students succeed. CEF recognizes the overwhelming need for faculty support and has redesigned Innovation Grants for 2020. Faculty grant proposals may include remote learning platforms, professional development and/or learning communities, ideas that target more equitable outcomes for socio-economically disadvantaged students, teacher collaboration and self-paced learning experiences for students.

Application deadline is Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

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 What this program is for:

  • New, innovative educational resources for group and individual learning.
  • Hardware, software and materials to provide modern educational tools.
  • Professional development to increase proficiency with new technology.
  • Subscriptions to and purchases of remote learning platforms and online curriculum.

Cabrillo Education Foundation will provide 24 innovation grants each worth $500.


Grant funds will be provided for the 2020-21 school year and will be available until May 31, 2021. Grantee will notify CEF if the funds will not be utilized for the original grant description and request approval from CEF before making changes.

Selection Process

The Cabrillo Education Foundation funds the CEF Faculty Innovation Grants Initiative program. Principals and the CUSD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum will screen applications and receive the approval of the Superintendent prior to submission to CEF.

The Cabrillo Education Foundation’s Board of Directors will serve as the Review Committee. They set funding guidelines, review submitted proposals, and make final award decisions. The CEF Executive Director facilitates the selection process. Application deadline is Wednesday, September 9, 2020.


Contact Stephanie Izzarelli, CEF Board Director, for more information.

Cabrillo Education Foundation
P.O. Box 354
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

PO Box 354, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  • (650) 286-7811 •

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