Grants & Fund Development
The SPPS Innovation Office oversees the administrative responsibilities of a grant from initiation to closeout, providing support in the application process and ensuring all grant activities are in compliance with funder requirements, state/federal regulations, and internal SPPS policy. All grants must come through the Innovation Office to secure authorization for submission by the Superintendent and Board of Education. If you plan to apply for a grant, fill out our Intent for Grant Application form.
Click here to review common teacher grants, the SPPS grant database, and other funding sources.
When you're ready to start the grant application process, click here to review all of the necessary steps to prepare and submit your proposal.
Effective September 29, 2023, the Innovation Office will turn down any grants that do not come through our office for authorization prior to submitting the application. Read this update for more details and additional grants reminders.
GRANTS MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
The Innovation Office team supports teachers, school leaders and administrators through all stages of the grants process. Some of the ways that the Innovation Office can provide support include:
- Application Development
- The Innovation Office offers assistance to teachers seeking funds for projects in their classroom or school, in addition to our work on high-value private and public grants. Whether you require a financial document or help writing your application, we offer seasoned advice and professional support.
- Board Approval and Grant Contracts
- Every grant must be approved by the Board of Education. Grant contracts also must be signed by the Superintendent before any money is accepted and the program begins. Working with the Innovation Office from the beginning ensures a smooth and timely approval process.
- Budget Creation
- Each grant requires a unique budget code for reporting and auditing. The Innovation Office can help turn your award check into a fully financed budget.
- Letters of Support
- The Innovation Office creates letters of support for organizations and individuals applying for grants that will benefit SPPS students. Contact us early in your application process to ensure your application and supporting documentation are complete and submitted in a timely fashion.
- General Assistance
- Allowable expenses, reporting, closeout, carryover – we are here to answer your questions and help you implement a successful grant program. If you need guidance on the tasks necessary for proper grant management, we have expertise and resources
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Follow the SPPS Grants Facebook Group to keep up to date on funding opportunities, advice and discussion.
If you'd like to receive email updates on grant news and opportunities, fill out this contact form.
CONTACT THE INNOVATION OFFICE
For general grants inquiries, contact:
Kerry York-Myles, Fund Development Manager
651-396-2948 | email@example.com
Abraham Teuber, Grants Assistant
651-744-6847 | firstname.lastname@example.org