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Districts again invited to apply for the classroom innovation grant

Applications for the Classroom Innovation Grant are again being accepted.


The grant opportunity, funded through Senate Bill 133, is designed to provide funding for developing teacher training and classroom access to virtual education and customized learning tools.


Districts that were awarded innovation grants in the first round selection process are not eligible to apply during this round.


All proposals will be read and judged by a review committee, who will determine the eligibility of the project proposal and the amount of the grant award, based on the criteria outlined in the application and scoring rubric, which can be downloaded here.


Download the Grant Application here.




The deadline to apply is Friday, October 21. Applications should be submitted both as a PDF copy via email to:  and as a paper copy via mail to: Steve Fiechtner, South Dakota Department of Education, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501.


Grant awards should be announced by November 30, 2016.


Questions can be directed to DOE’s Steve Fiechtner at or at 605-773-3134.

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