Employee Enrichment Grants



EEG Application

An Overview

Employee Enrichment Grants (EEG) are professional development grants provided for seminars, workshops and
conferences not funded by the Irving Independent School District. This grant does not cover memberships,
travel expenses, or other costs.

Decisions are based on the quality of the application submitted by the teacher or paraprofessional, the
content of the seminar, and the impact for students and other teachers. EEG awards are budgeted for each
month. These grants can be awarded up to $1,000. To be eligible, applicants must be permanent District

Recipient Comments

Dallas Institute Summer Academy

“I feel so honored and appreciative that the Irving Schools Foundation chose me to go to the Dallas Institute Summer Academy. It was the most amazing experience! Where else could we have studied with such prestigious scholars and lecturers! The classics that we studied are truly the foundations of Western culture, timeless and enduring. I really can’t express everything I feel about the Academy because it was such a deep experience. It was s huge opportunity for personal as well as professional growth.”
Jan Hertwig
English IV Pacesetter
MacArthur High School

Summer Play Therapy Institute

"I want to sincerely thank you for providing the funds for me to attend two workshops this summer at the Play Therapy Institute. As a counselor, I have the privilege of striving to meet a wide variety of needs of children. The two workshops I attended were very informative and provided me with many ideas to meet the needs of children in elementary school. I look forward to applying my new learnings this year at Townsell.”
Kaylyn Hickey
Townsell Elementary


Application Deadlines

EEG applications are awarded from August through July and are due to the Irving Schools Foundation office on
the 10th of each month. EEG Applications must be submitted and accepted by your administrator by midnight
on the 10th of each month. Applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee. EEGs are awarded once the
review process is completed. Please apply at least two months in advance of when registration is due.

EEG applications are completed online through our grants website:

Employee Enrichment Grants


2621 West Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062

NOTE: If the conference/seminar to which you are applying to has already passed or will have passed by the
time the deadline approaches, the Irving Schools Foundation will NOT provide reimbursements. We will also award ONLY two grants per campus to attend the same conference at once.

The Irving Schools Foundation provides financial resources to maximize educational opportunities for teachers and
students in Irving ISD by funding innovative programs, scholarships, and activities that enhance creativity, leadership, and academic success.