Welcome to the SPPS Grants Office
A grant is a legal contract to provide funding for a specific goal or outcome. It is not a gift, free of obligation or expectations. Grant funding comes from a variety of public and private sources. Grants allow SPPS to further educational research, expand services, and provide programs or resources to students that would otherwise not be possible. If you work with grants, or would like to work with them in the future, it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with the life cycle of a grant.
Money given to a school or program with any expectations or strings attached is considered a grant and should be managed accordingly.
The SPPS Grants Office supports teachers, school leaders and administrators through all stages of the grants process, from application to closeout and final reporting. All grants come through the SPPS Grants Office in one way or another. All grant acceptances must be approved by the superintendent and the board of education, and we can help with this process.
Grants Office services include:
- Application development and submission
- Board approval
- Budget development
- Fund development
- Grant contracts
- Grant management
- Letters of support
- Program creation and proposal writing
See the Applying for Grants page for more details on these services.
Follow the SPPS Grants Facebook Group to keep up to date on funding opportunities.
Grants News and Announcements
Ecolab Teacher Grants Program Application Window is Open!
The Ecolab Teacher Grants Program (ETGP) application window is now open! We will be accepting proposals until 6 pm on June 1. Late submissions will not be accepted.
The process has changed this year to make things easier for applicants. You will want to download the interactive checklist, as it will walk you through all the steps, ideally without overloading you.
To get the checklist or to view eligibility details, fund limitations, the application process, and applicant resources, see the ETGP application page.
Seeking Potential Ecolab Application Reviewers
If you're interested in being contacted when we start building our application review team, please check out our Reviewer Interest Form for more information.
Completing the form isn't a commitment that you will be a reviewer. We will reach out to you when we get to the reviewing phase to verify your participation interest and availability.