The La Crosse Public Education Foundation provides an opportunity twice each year for School District staff and others to apply for a Gold Star Grant. The general classroom grants support innovation and proven practices, plus LPEF offers specific grants for staff development, music education and the arts and humanities. Applications may be submitted by any teacher, staff member, parent or student in the School District of La Crosse, or by a nonprofit organization with a demonstrated link or partnership with a school in the District.

LPEF favors grant projects that:

  • Demonstrate educational innovation
  • Promote original, creative ideas
  • Focus on content enrichment and skills development
  • Are not supported through normal school budgets
  • Have measurable indicators of success
  • Address one or more district academic standards
  • Show collaboration within the district or community


2018-19 Application Deadlines

For grants to be awarded mid-December – deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

For grants to be awarded mid-April – deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

Submission Instructions:

1)  Read the Grant Instructions (PDF).

2)  Complete the Grant Application documents:

3)  Print the Cover Sheet and have the application signed by your curriculum supervisor, building principal, and the Technology Services Director (if technology is involved in the proposal).

4)  Submit documents via e-mail (.pdf preferred) and send a signed hard copy of the Cover Sheet through Inter-Office mail or other means (may be scanned and email with the other documents).

EXAMPLE: Successful Grant Request

EXAMPLE: Successful Grant Request

For more information, including links to lists of recent grants, visit our Awarded Grants page.

Shoah Study Grants

See separate information and download application forms for the Freedland Holocaust/Shoah Fund.