To implement its mission, the Office of Grants Administration is strategically divided into two units: Grants Development Unit (GDU) and Financial Reporting Unit (FRU).

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

 

• 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

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FINANCIAL REPORTING UNIT (FRU)