The Engelmann Foundation offers two grant opportunities: Conference Grants and General Grants.

Guideline updates are in progress. Please check back.

National Direct Instruction Conference Grants are tailored to provide funds to attend the annual National Direct Instruction Conference hosted by the National Institute for Direct Instruction in Eugene, Oregon each July.

General Grants are designed to support projects, training and development, implementation and other similar endeavors that utilize Direct Instruction (DI) programs.

Application Deadlines:
Please note revised deadline submission dates. Both grant application types operate on a twice yearly deadline schedule. The deadlines for submitting applications are 5:00pm PDT April 1st and October 1st (or the following Monday should the deadline fall on a Saturday or Sunday). It should be noted that while applications are accepted on an on-going basis, applications will be held for consideration until the next grant cycle deadline. For example, if you submit an application on January 25th, your application will be reviewed by the board following the April 1st deadline.

Application Process: Applications may be submitted online, by fax or by email. Online applications are encouraged and will receive immediate confirmation of receipt. Find online applications on this site under Grants>Apply from the menu at the top of this page. Paper copies of the applications may be obtained at the links below, and completed applications should be emailed to or faxed to 541.683.7543. 

PDFs of Applications:
Grant Application to Attend National Direct Instruction Conference
General Grant Application

Applicants will receive an email notification confirming the receipt of their grant applications.

All applicants will receive notification regarding final funding decisions within 30 days of the grant cycle deadline (April 1st and October 1st). If your funding request has been approved, you will receive a Grant Notification Letter stating the terms of your grant. See a sample Grant Notification Letter here.

Terms of Engelmann Foundation Grants:
In addition to any terms outlined in your Grant Notification Letter, grant recipients must agree to provide the Foundation photos and/or videos from the funded project, along with a summary of results. These files should be submitted via our Grant Report Upload site.

Release of Funds:
Funds for successful grant requests are released after the Grant Notification Letter is signed and returned to the Engelmann Foundation.

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