Data and Research

Your proposal must persuade the funder that you have identified a compelling problem and viable solution, and data can create important context. Select data points may also be a requirement of the application. Useful types of data may include statistics; community demographics; and education, health, or crime reports. Publicly-available sites for useful education-related data sets are listed below. EGUSD employees can also access reports in Synergy and Public Folders.


Data Sets and Sites

  • American FactFinder by United States Census Bureau
  • AskCHIS (neighborhood and home editions) by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs
  • CalEnviroScreen 3.0 by California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
  • California School Dashboard by the California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Data2020 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Healthy People 2020
  • DataQuest by California Department of Education (CDE)
  • EdData by Education Data Partnership (CDE/EdSource/FCMAT)
  • Health Statistics by UC Davis Library 

Evidence-Based Research

Research can enhance your grant application’s statement of need and can help justify your selected project activities. Evidence-based research provides a credible rationale for program design.

Not sure where to find academic research articles or policy reports? Try these sources:

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.

Beautiful Evidence (2006), Edward Tufte

The Coddling of the American Mind (2018), Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017), Richard Rothstein

“Loss of Institutional Trust Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents” (2017), David S. Yeager, et al.

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals (2015), Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic