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Grant Development

We help you find funding for your great ideas.

 

What do we do?

We help teachers, leaders, parents, and community partners find funding for their great ideas.

Grant Opportunities

Search for grants to fund your ideas.

Approval Form

The application is asking me for...

ID Numbers/Tax Documents

501(c)3

TPS is not a 501(c)3. School districts are non-profits and tax-exempt, but not a 501(c)3. Most funders will still accept grant applications from a school or school district - be sure to check their website. If a 501(c)3 is the only eligible applicant, your PTO, PTA, or school foundation may apply on your behalf.  If you still need another 501(c)3 option, please contact the Foundation for Tulsa Schools to obtain permission to have the foundation act as the official applicant.  

Tax ID, FEI, DUNS, NCES

Tax ID, Federal ID Number (FEI/EIN): contact the Grant Development Coordinator

DUNS Number: Contact the Grant Development Coordinator

NCES ID Number

This information MAY NOT be used for unauthorized tax-exempt purchasing or to establish banking or other financial accounts.

Tax Exempt Documentation

Please contract the Grant Development Coordinator to request copies of the tax-exempt documents.

This information MAY NOT be used for unauthorized tax-exempt purchasing or to establish banking or other financial accounts.

District Reports and Information

District Mission/Vision statement

The TPS mission and vision statements are found in our Strategic Plan.

List of Board Members

The Board of Education page lists the current Board Members.

Annual Financial Reports/Budgets

The Finance Team publishes our annual financial report and district budgets

If the application is asking for your school's budget, please contact the school principal.

Donor/Partner Lists

Your principal, parent involvement coordinator, or school secretary maintains a list of your school's community partners.

Data and Statistics

If you need data to support your grant application, begin with the TPS website and/or your school principal. Other resources include District and School Profiles, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Community Service Council, and the US Census Bureau.

If you still need additional data, contact the Grant Development Coordinator or submit a request to TPS Data Strategy and Analytics.

District Priorities and Goals

The TPS priorities and goals are found in our Strategic Plan.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

The TPS non-discrimination policy statement is found on the Job Opportunities page.

Congressional District

Tulsa Public Schools is in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District.

Fiscal Year

TPS and all our schools operate on a fiscal year that runs from July 1-June 30.  The fiscal year running from July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 would be listed as FY19.

Address and contact information

The official applicant address for TPS is: 
Tulsa Public Schools
Federal Programs and Special Projects
3027 S New Haven Ave
Tulsa, OK  74114

If required, you may also use your school address.

Use the Federal Programs and Special Projects' phone number (918-746-6830) and fax number (918-746-6521) when listing the "official applicant." Use the school/program contact information for the Grant Manager.  

Official Applicant/Grant Manager Name

The official applicant for all grants is Tulsa Public Schools. If helpful, you may expand this to include your school or department name. For example:  Tulsa Public Schools - ABC Elementary School.

The grant manager is the individual responsible for overseeing and/or implementing all aspects of the grant, the primary contact with the grantor and TPS Federal Programs and Special Projects Team, and is responsible for all required reports to the grantor.

In-kind/Matching Funds

In-kind Contributions

In-kind funds are donated goods or services, as opposed to money. If you are asked to show matching funds for a grant, in-kind contributions may be allowed, but you must be able to document the value of each contribution. These are typically things like volunteer time, donated office supplies, use of facilities, and transportation costs.

Matching Funds

Matching funds means cash or in-kind contributions that you must provide through other resources in order to receive a grant. Matching funds may come from a school or district budget or may be raised from outside sources. If a cash match is required, you must get them approved for use for your project and be able to identify the funding source(s) prior to submitting your application. 

Letter of Support

If you need a letter of support from the Superintendent to attach to your grant application, please contact the Grant Development Coordinator, no less than 2 weeks prior to your deadline, with the following information:

1) Completed Grant Application Approval Form (if applying as part of TPS)
2) Date you need the letter
3) Full name and address to which the letter should be addressed
4) Draft of the letter
5) Information about the grant and/or a copy of the application

If you are a national or community organization seeking to partner with us in a grant application, please visit our Community Partners page. 

Who can approve and sign...

Letters of Support

Letters of support to be submitted with an application and are not legally binding may be signed by the Superintendent.  

If you need a letter of support from the Superintendent to attach to your grant application, please contact the Grant Development Coordinator, no less than 2 weeks prior to your deadline, with the following information:

1) Completed Grant Application Approval Form (if applying as part of TPS)
2) Date you need the letter
3) Full name and address to which the letter should be addressed
4) Draft of the letter
5) Information about the grant and/or a copy of the application

If you are a national or community organization seeking to partner with us in a grant application, please visit our Community Partners page. 

Contracts, grant agreements, and MOUs

The Board President is the only individual legally authorized to sign contracts, grant agreements, MOUs (memorandum of understanding), or any other legal document on behalf of the district. 

Administrators, principals, teachers, staff, volunteers, parents, and community partners are NOT authorized to sign legal documents.

If you receive a contract, grant agreement, or MOU as a part of your grant please take the following steps:

  1. read it carefully to ensure it reflects your grant proposal and the terms are acceptable,
  2. submit a copy to the Grant Development Coordinator for review,
  3. when notified by the Grant Development Coordinator, contact your supervisor to begin the process of submitting the contract, grant agreement, or MOU to the Board agenda for approval.  The Board approval process typically takes 6-8 weeks. 

Grant Applications

Board Policy 5803 requires all grant applications be reviewed and approved by the Grant Development Coordinator.

Submit a copy of your completed grant application with a Grant Application Approval Form every time you apply for a grant.

Unless specifically noted otherwise, the grant applicant may sign the application.

What About...

Grant Checks

Please send all grant checks to the Grant Development Coordinator:

Rochelle Klein
Education Service Center, Rm 413

If you have not already done so, please also submit the following documents along with the grant check:

  1. Copy of the grant application,
  2. Signed Grant Application Approval Form, and 
  3. Copy of award letters, emails, grant agreements, etc.

Grant recipients MAY NOT open separate bank accounts for grants or deposit grant checks to a student activity or revolving account without prior permission from the Grant Development Coordinator.

Gifts and Donations

All gifts or donations to schools, whether they are from parents, local businesses, community organizations, or other groups must be reported to the district. Large gifts must be formally accepted by the Board of Education.

Contact Gifts and Endowments for reporting procedures.

Grant Reports

Financial and program reports are the responsibility of the Grant Manager. The assigned Budget Analyst from Federal Programs and Special Projects will assist with aspects of the financial reporting.

Contact the Grant Development Coordinator or the Asst. Director of Grants Compliance for questions about your grant report.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Grant Development Office does not provide assistance to high school students, parents, or staff seeking scholarships or financial aid to support higher education. Please contact your high school academic counselor or the financial aid office of your institution of higher education.

GRANT WRITING SUPPORTS AND RESOURCES

grant writing workshop

  • This one-hour workshop introduces teachers, leaders, parents, school partners, and private schools to the process of developing their great idea and applying for a grant to fund it.  The workshop helps attendees access the assistance and resources available from the Grant Development Office.

grant writers' circle

  • This come-and-go event allows teachers, leaders, parents, school partners, and private schools to work on their grant applications with the Grant Development Coordinator available to help and answer any questions along the way. A list of open grant opportunities and laptops are available, if needed. 

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Rochelle Klein
Grant Development Coordinator
 

Contact Us

TPSGrants@tulsaschools.org
918-746-6830
Twitter: @TPSGrants

Calendar

Grant opportunity to keep your eye on

James Patterson and the Scholastic Book Club - due 7/31

Congrats...you were awarded!

Apply for a grant to see your name here!!