Grants

    • The purpose of the Grants Department at Norwalk Public Schools is to oversee the writing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating all grant funded programs, including all after school and summer school initiatives. In addition  to managing all federal, state, local and private  foundation grants, the grants department is  responsible for actively seeking out funding to:
         
      •   Support the district’s critical unmet needs
      •   Supplement existing programs
      •   Explore new ideas
      •   Build partnerships between schools and communities that will improve the quality of education and help students succeed.
                    

    • ‚Äč      Implement model programs

The Grants Office:  
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Serves as a resource providing guidance for district-wide grant initiatives
•     Collaborates with schools for funding, resource sharing and technical assistance on grants
•     Cultivates relationships with the community-based partners
•     Develops all federal and state entitlement grants
•     Liaisons with federal and state agencies
•     Attends all grant-related meetings, professional development and conferences
•     Monitors and assures compliance with all federal, state and local grant regulations
•     Prepares all grant reports and evaluations as required by the grantor
•     Maintains current and accurate financial records related to grants
•     Makes periodic reports to the BOE
•     Provides information and technical assistance to other staff members seeking grants
•     Advises grant seekers of possible grant opportunities
•     Links grant seekers with potential funding partners
•     Reviews draft proposals and budgets
•     Guides grant seekers through the development and approval process