Grants Administration & Government Programs (GAGP)

The mission of the Grants Administration & Government Programs Department (GAGP) is to maximize resources available to the school district to improve educational services, and to ensure accountability in the use of those resources. Through grant initiatives, our department seeks funding for effective programs that enhance student achievement, advance school improvement plans, and support district initiatives.

GAGP collaborates with District departments and schools by:

• Researching and disseminating grant funding opportunities from local, state, federal and private sources to schools, Innovation Zones, and district departments
• Cultivating relationships with potential funders
• Providing proposal development, writing assistance, review, technical assistance, editing, and budget development
• Coordinating inter-departmental grant proposal development 
• Submitting proposals to funding agencies on behalf of schools and Innovation Zones (including preparing forms, acquiring signatures, and obtaining school board approval) 
• Assisting with development/submittal of grant program performance reports to funding agencies 
• Preparing and reviewing all grant Board Agenda Items
• Providing results-driven training to schools, Innovation Zones and departments in grant proposal development, grant financial management, and district grant processes 
• Maintaining a database of all grant proposals submitted and funded in the district 
• Producing various reports and publications for the School Board, the District, Innovation Zones, and schools 
• Assisting with budget amendments, program amendments, and no cost extensions
• Assisting with site monitoring visits by funding agencies
• Completing and facilitating the District’s Nonpublic School Intent to Participate in federally funded programs process
• Supporting the District’s Charter School office by providing technical assistance and charter school application processing to charter school grant applicants
• Serving as an advocate for grant managers in identifying and resolving issues that impact grant program implementation in the district.

Contact Us

Stephanie R. Pollard, MBA
Director, Grants Administration
Grants Administration & Government Programs Department
600 SE Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
 (754) 321-2260
 (754) 321-2520

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