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Feb 12, 2014 3:38 PM by MELISSA CANONE

LEF's 2014-2015 Grant Application Deadline March 31, 2014

Teachers and administrators in all Lafayette Parish public schools are eligible to apply for Classroom Grants and School Impact Grants. Classroom Grants impact a single classroom and have a maximum award of $1,000. School Impact Grants can impact a grade, subject or curriculum level, or an entire school and have a maximum award of $5,000. Grants are awarded based upon academic value and measurability of success and impact.

LEF grants offer educators the opportunity to enhance the learning experience, facing the challenges of today's classroom with adequate resources. The majority of grants are written for projects that span the entire year and often the materials can be used for consecutive years. The LEF grant process is an extremely effective method of putting academic dollars straight into the classroom, having a direct impact on student productivity and success. "As an educator, I don't have to just look through the proverbial shop window; I can actually shop and get the best for my kiddos!It always feels like Christmas morning when the boxes come in. LEF makes learning magical!There are not enough Thank You's in the world to let you guys know how happy we feel that you are a part of our parish family," says past grant recipient, Nikki Thevis.

The application includes specific guidelines and requirements for the LEF Grant Cycle. The deadline to apply for an LEF Grant is March 31, 2014. The application is currently available on the LEF website at www.lefoundation.org. For more information regarding the application process, and to find out about upcoming grant workshops, contact LEF Programs Director, Etienna Wright at (337) 234-3229

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