Our Purpose

The Grants Office pursues and acquires public and private competitive grants that promote the District’s mission and core values. This work is accomplished through partnerships with committed professionals including school staff, scholarly subject matter experts, technical and administrative staff, and support from District leadership.

The Grants Office oversees, coordinates, and supports grant development activities throughout the District by providing services to teachers, staff, and administrators and by serving as a liaison with current and potential external funding agencies.

New and Noteworthy

In the Spotlight: Project STARS

With support from Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health and Stigma Reduction Initiative, in 2018, the Youth Development Office established Project STARS, an initiative aimed at improving access to and reducing the stigma of mental health supports, especially for LGBTQ+ students.

What We're Reading

Your Grants Office colleagues are constantly learning about new topics and issues in education. Here are some of our recent reads to help us write stronger grant applications.

Evergreen Data: Intentional Reporting & Data Visualization

“Who’s Paying Now? The Explicit and Implicit Costs of the Current Early Care and Education System”

Featured Grant Opportunities

Due February 16, 2020: The Snapdragon Book Foundation funds worthy projects in PreK-12 schools across the country. Learn about eligibility, the timeline for applying and projects funded in the past by visiting snapdragonbookfoundation.org.

Due March 1, 2020: The Each Mind Matters School Mini-Grant is an opportunity for schools to build California’s Mental Health Movement by hosting a mental health awareness event at your school campus during Mental Health Awareness Month in May. This grant opportunity is open to student-run clubs from elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and college campuses in California. Learn more at eachmindmatters.org/action-items/2020schoolminigrants/

Due June 30, 2020: California Casualty’s Music & Arts Grant provides support for K-12 public schools negatively impacted by reduced budgets. 


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