The Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF) is soliciting grant proposals for this year's Kateri Brow Big Idea/Biggest Need Grants to encourage continuous improvement in education. ISF will award amounts up to $10,000 to benefit students in one or more areas of academic enrichment, struggling students and professional development. Money awarded this year is available beginning in May 2012 for spending through the 2012-2013 school year.Big Idea Grants support educational innovation that benefits students and affirms our School District Vision (see the Issaquah School Board's Ends statement at www.issaquah.wednet.edu). Multi-year grant proposals may be considered for up to three years if this funding is a critical component in expanding the school program and if it fosters supporting this program at other schools. An example: Middle School Junior Achievement Program.Biggest Need Grants support a school need that is not currently covered by the building or district budget. The grant also may support your school building Continuous Improvement Plan. Examples: core subject necessities or enhancements; elective curriculum necessities or enhancements; extracurricular needs that support teaching and learning in the curriculum.