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
Giving Tuesday is Coming!
Giving Tuesday (aka #GivingTuesday)is an international day of charitable giving. It's a great opportunity for schools and programs to fund their projects and special activities. Giving Tuesday is held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S., November 30th this year.If your Give to the Max fundraiser fell short of your goals, this is a good opportunity to bridge the gap. If you've been considering setting up an Adopt a Classroom or DonorsChoose campaign, now is an ideal time to do so.Before Tuesday, November 30, be sure to:
- Check our Online Fundraising page for suggestions to set up a successful fundraiser
- Make sure your DonorsChoose, Adopt a Classroom, and/or GiveMN fundraiser is ready to go
- Check the donate button at the top right corner of your school’s homepage, and confirm that it’s linked to an active fundraiser
Giving Tuesday was started as a joint effort by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation in 2012, to create an international day of charitable giving.