Core Academic Grants
Open for applications in the first quarter of the year for implementation the following summer or school year, D.E.F. “Core Grants” support programs, materials and technology that cultivate life-changing learning opportunities for pre-K through Grade 12 students of Durango School District 9-R. We enthusiastically encourage fresh ideas and serious efforts to promote excellence in the classrooms and programs that serve the students in our district.
See Core Grant Criteria and Application Information. Please take the time to understand the criteria and follow the instructions before submitting your application through the 9-R Portal
Core Grant applications for the 2018-19 school year will open January 1, 2018. However, DEF does have other resources for grants, so we welcome inquiries from all 9-R educators throughout the year. 

Image right: Sarah Strouthopoulos begins Lucy Calkins story-writing unit with kindergartners.