The Application Period is now closed.

No additional grant requests will be considered.

We will be reviewing your request and will notify you in December, via the email you provided in your application. If we have any questions about your request, we will get in touch. No additional applications will be considered.

Classroom Grants Application

Starting Fall, 2017, we have changed our Classroom Grants Program. We are significantly cutting back on the total amount we will be awarding to individual classrooms, making this program somewhat more competitive. There are two reasons for this:

  1. We have intitiated our Site Innovation Grant Program, and so we are diverting funds.

  2. We feel that we have largely accomplished our original goal with classroom grants in supplying equipment and teaching materials. Because districts are now required to provide much of the technology that DSE has been funding, we will be focusing on funding creative extras.


Our intention with the new Classroom Grants is to continue to purchase the kinds of interventions that would otherwise not be available through other sources.

You may request a grant for up to $2500. Please be aware, we rarely award the full amount, and lists of items need to be prioritized by you.

Who may apply:

Special educators working within the Marin County public school system with 100% students with IEP's, including:

  • Special Day Class Teachers (SDC)
  • Resource Teachers (Resouorce)
  • Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)

What we will fund:

Technology and teaching materials that will help you bring learning opportunities to your students, with particular emphasis on our Four Pillars of Learning:

  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Curriculum Adaptation (Adaptation and Access)
  • Technology (using technology to enhance or expand learning opportunities)

What we will not fund:

  • Administrative materials, including, but not limited to laptops, shredders, testing and evaluation materials, and anything more appropriately funded by MediCal or SELPA
  • Furniture
  • Construction
  • Professional fees
  • Field trips
  • Equipment that is considered standard for classrooms, including replacement of old equipment, and equipment that is part of any student's IEP

The deadline for submitting your application is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 27, 2017. If you have questions about the appropriatenes of your request, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the TRC. 415 491-6494