Innovation Grant

Grant Purpose

IACUE is the regional affiliate of CUE supporting the Riverside and San Bernardino County areas. Through the IACUE Innovation Grant Program, the IACUE Board supports educators in the region to develop innovation in education.

This year, due to the unprecedented nature of Remote Learning the IACUE Innovation Grant Program has shifted from our traditional program to one that will support more members and address their needs while addressing remote and hybrid learning.

Award Amount

Applicants may apply for up to $100 or $250 for technology hardware or software or purchases needed to attend professional development. The items/PD should enable the applicant to enhance their practice for distance learning.

  • There are ten $100 grants available and four $250 grants available.

  • Please plan for sustainability in your application, not items that require continued funding.

  • Please note purchases made by sites, districts, clubs, or PTA/Os will not be reimbursed.

  • For the purpose of this grant, remote learning, and any model of hybrid learning qualifies as distance learning.

Eligibility & Requirements

All school personnel working with students in the IACUE region (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California [excluding the Coachella Valley]) are eligible to apply. Awardees must be CUE members and current IACUE members. Awardees will share the results of their project with the IACUE community via a written post for our affiliate newsletter.

Application Instructions

  1. Go to and click on the tab for the Innovation Grant Program 20/21.

  2. Review the grant rubric and fill out the Google Form application by February 20th, 2021.

  3. Make sure is not blocked by your email.

Attend the virtual IACUE Affiliate meeting at CUE National on March 20th to find out if you’re a winner!

  1. Winners will also be notified via email after March 20th.

  2. Conference attendance not required to attend the Affiliate meeting.

Application Questions

Below are the questions you will be asked on the Google Form. We have provided them below or here in Google Doc format in case you would like to work on your application prior to submitting your proposal for the grant. Please review our rubric prior to filling out the form.

    • Name

    • Best contact email

    • Best contact phone number

    • Social Media

    • School District

    • Work Site

    • Role

    • Discipline/Subject

Please describe how this purchase will help you engage your students during synchronous and/or asynchronous instruction?

  1. How might this grant expand your capacity to provide equitable access to digital learning, address social emotional learning, accessibility, and/or parent engagement?

  2. How do you plan to use your purchase or what you’ve learned from it when we return to on campus learning?

Please provide an estimated budget for your project. You can provide a link to a sheet or PDF of a cart from a website. (Please note the award amount will not exceed $100 or $250. If you go over, you will be responsible for any costs exceeding your award.)

I will turn in receipts for reimbursement to IACUE by April 30th if awarded the grant. (Check yes only)

I understand purchases made by sites, districts, clubs, or PTA/Os will not be reimbursed.

I am excited to share about my project, if awarded the grant, in an upcoming IACUE newsletter. (Check yes only)

IACUE Mini Grant Rubric

If you have a question about the grant program please contact, the IACUE Grant Chair.