Competitive Grant Programs
Sterling Shining Star Award
Do you know an educator that made a significant difference in the life of a student? Probably, there is more than one! Was it a teacher, principal, administrative assistant, support staff, nurse, bus driver, coach, superintendent or another school district employee?
Do you know a current school district employee who is a Shining Star? If so, nominate him/her for the Sterling Shining Star Award.
Each winner and his or her school is awarded a cash prize of $10,000 to be shared equally between the school and Shining Star.
Submit your nomination by March 31.
Grant Guidelines & Procedures
Prior to submitting any grant to a funding source, please review the district's Grant Procedures and complete the Approval Form for Competitive Grant Proposals. A copy of the form, with principal signature, should be sent via interoffice mail to Zack Ward in Federal Programs & Grants.
Teachers in need of supplies, materials, and other resources for projects in their classroom can submit requests through Donors Choose. This free and easy-to-use web resource allows teachers to detail their project needs, and donors who visit the site choose which projects they want to contribute to.
Teachers are encouraged to visit the Donors Choose website and submit a proposal. The average project request is $642, and 70% of all projects are successfully funded, with high poverty schools receiving the vast majority of donations.
If you submit a request to Donors Choose, please email the web link for your proposal to Zack Ward in the Federal Programs & Grants office. If any technology is requested and received through Donors Choose, please contact Vicki Fisher, the Digital Literacy Coordinator, to ensure compliance with district technology protocol.
Please note: Donors Choose is currently the only district-approved web-based fundraising platform.