Welcome! Below you will find a list of our current grant opportunities. 


  • You will need to create a free Submittable account in order to submit a grant application. Here is a quick guide on how to get started: https://submittable.help/submitters/making-new-submissions/how-do-i-submit 
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the application at a later time.
  • We will follow up with you regarding your submission by email. Please be sure the email address you used to create your Submittable account is one that you check regularly. 


  •  Before beginning the CFE Action Research Fellowship (ARLI) Application process, please review the full instructions, eligibility requirements, and award criteria in the ARLI Application Information document. If you have any questions after reading through this, please do not hesitate to contact our office at CFE@CFEgrants.org
  •  All 2021-22 ARLI Applications and Letters of Support must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, July 12. 


  • CFE's Virtual Study Group Program includes two TFA Sustainability Groups led by veteran CFE Coaches. These are affinity-based groups, focused on educator sustainability beyond the 3rd year of teaching in Chicago's public schools. These groups will run from August through November, and will meet approximately once a month. 
  • The two Virtual Study Groups that TFA educators can apply for are: A) "Sustaining Our Work and Examining Equity: An Affinity Group for Educators of Color" {Coach Angel Gonzalez} or B) "Sustaining Our Work and Examining Equity: An Affinity Group for White Educators" {Coach Stefani Stallard}.
  • Complete your application online by 9:00am on Tuesday, June 15.

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