Get support for your classroom

Dallas ISD teachers are invited to apply for the Dallas Retired Teachers Association’s Classroom Assistance Grants. These grants are awarded to Dallas ISD teachers who, on a daily basis, demonstrate commitment to public education and students through the creation of programs, events, or other learning platforms.

The Dallas Retired Teachers Association will award $750 grants to four Dallas ISD school teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. The application period will be open from Monday, Aug. 21, to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Applicants may apply individually, as a group/team, or as a school. If you apply as a group/team or as a school, please designate someone to lead your grant application process and serve as the contact person to receive any related correspondence from the Dallas Retired Teachers Association.

Classroom Assistance Grant Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be Dallas ISD school teachers for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • All applications must include a handwritten signature of the school principal expressing approval of the project.

How to apply:

  • Download the application at 
  • Click on District Local Chapter: Dallas Retired Teachers Association.
  • Download Application.
  • Complete and submit the application by scanning and emailing the application to or by U.S. Mail.
  • The application and required documents must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023.

The Dallas Retired Teachers Association Grant Review Committee will review all grant applications. The four grant recipients will be announced on Friday, Nov. 10, via email, the DRTA website, and Facebook. Recipients may be asked to participate in a survey or video after receiving the grant money.

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