The Office of Grants Administration maximizes federal, state, local and private funding to support programs designed to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness. Grants Administration works with staff from all areas of the District to facilitate grant submittal and align grant proposals with District priorities. In addition, Grants Administration serves as the liaison for the School Board, the Superintendent, and project managers in all official business with federal, state, and/or other agencies that provide funds for special projects. The Grants team is strategically divided into two units – Grants Development Unit (GDU) and Financial Reporting Unit (FRU).  Together these units secure and manage supplemental funding, including more than $370 million in total annual grants revenue. 

About Us
GRANTS DEVELOPMENT  UNIT (GDU)

 

• Research and identify grant opportunities;

 

• Disseminate information on grant opportunities;

 

• Establish funding partnerships with non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, community organizations, business and municipalities;

 

• Conduct grant writing staff development;

 

• Provide grant writing technical assistance;

 

• Identify and contract with independent grant writers;

 

• Collaborate with district offices, Regional Centers and school-sites to align District priorities to appropriate funding opportunities

 

FINANCIAL REPORTING UNIT (FRU)

• Conduct staff development on financial affairs and management;

 

• Interface with the funding source to clarify budgetary issues such as pre-award budget and/or program negotiation, budget and program amendments, and performance reports;

 

• Approve new grant program budgets;Review, edit and approve budget and/or program amendments;

 

• Approve transfer of expenditures and budget transfers;

 

• Provide technical assistance to the Project Manager on budgetary issues during the implementation period on issues such as contracts, matching funds, statutory compliance guidelines