Classroom Innovation Grant Program

Updated: May 6, 2013

The Department of Education announces a new grant opportunity funded by the 2013 Legislature. HB 1164 included a one-time appropriation of $500,000 to the department to provide classroom innovation grants to public school teachers, public school districts, and Education Service Agencies. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for classroom innovation to allow classroom teachers to utilize technology in creative and innovative ways to enhance the learning and achievement of their students.


Applications for the Classroom Innovation Grant Program may be submitted by public K-12 teachers, public school districts, and education service agencies.

Maximum Grant Amount


Application Deadline

All application materials must be received electronically as a PDF attachment by 5 p.m. (Central Time) Monday, July 8, 2013. Proposals submitted electronically after this date will not be considered. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Applications should be emailed to

Award Process

The Classroom Innovation Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. All proposals will be read and judged by a review committee. The review committee will determine award winners based on the criteria outlined in the application and scoring rubric.

Grant awards will be announced by Aug. 1, 2013. Funds must be expended by June 30, 2014. Teachers must go through their school district in order to receive the funds. All signatures are required for all applicants.

Grant Awardees Program Overview
Application Scoring Rubric


South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-3426