The goal of the grants office is to assist in identifying a wide range of potential grant funding sources, acquiring grants and securing collaborative partnerships with organizations to enhance educational opportunities that support district-wide initiatives and the district’s strategic plan. Students greatly benefit from grant funding and partnerships, whether they are in-kind or monetary donations, provided by our collaborative partners and other organizations.
Name of Grant Recipient of Grant Funding and/or Grant Period Purpose and Benefits Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) Innovation Fund Accelerator Grant Peachcrest Elementary School 10000 The Peach Goes Green - planning opportunity to create a proposal to enhance STEAM efforts Stewards of Children Grant Dr. Deborah Moore-Sanders - Director of Counseling 300 online professional learning slots Online training for teachers regarding the prevention of child sexual abuse Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential Jennifer Powell - Health and Physical Education Coordinator 1000 Provide substitutes for DeKalb Peer Mentors Supporting Effective Educators for Development (U.S. DOE) National Mathematics Science Initiative - Dekalb and Clayton Counties 3 Years Improving teacher effectiveness in AP cources and student achievement Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Potential (GEAR UP) Grant Dr. Vasanne Tinsley - Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services 124679.1 Support services to help students receive a high school diploma, prepare for college and careers, and support for students through their first year of college Fulbright-Hayes Travel Abroad Grant - U.S. Department of Education Dr. Anunobi - partnership with DeKalb County and other school districts 6 weeks Provide teachers an opportunity to study the culture of Africa (Tanzania and Ghana)through travel and create engaging learning experiences for students Laura and John Arnold Foundation - Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE) Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of policy Studies - Dr. Tim Sass; partnership grant with DeKalb County and other metro school districts $3.9 million Establish a joint research agenda, track student progress through a longitudinal study; IBM Corporation Foundation Grant Chapel Hill Middle School - Dr. Lisa McGhee 2000 Curriculum resources Project Learning Garden/Captain Planet Foundation Marbut Theme, Henderson Mill, Hawthorne, Oakcliff Traditional, Chapel Hill, Dunwoody Elementary, and Chesnut Charter 1 Year Strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs aligned to state and national standards: Installation of cisterns Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority Dr. Vasanne Tinsley - Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services 7500 Funds to support programming for Our Sister's Keeper and My Brother's Keeper Growing Readers Smoke Rise ES 2 Years Targeted support for kindergarten through third grade teachers to increase the number students' reading proficiently by end of 3rd grade Reading Mentors Grant (GOSA) Oak Grove ES, Brockett ES, Montclair ES, Rowland ES, Flat Rock ES, Oakview ES, and Stoneview ES 3 Years State Language and Literacy support to provide teachers with a practical approach to data-driven instruction DeKalb Board of Health/Centers for Disease Control Kittredge - Sumi Jayamaran 5000 3D printer Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Georgia State University Dr. Christopher Tullis Dr. Eliseo Jimenez 60000 Professional learning to improve teaching practices and student learning Virtual Learning Lab - Personalized Learning CREST-ED - Georgia State University and DCSD Partnership 5 Years Personalized learning and virtual learning lab for students to increase academic outcomes HBCU-Up -- NSF Spelman College/DSCD 350000 Increase the completion of BS degree in Computer Science among African-American women; Partnership with Spelman College DeKalb Board of Health Grant Ms. Safiano 5000 SHAPE Grant Capstone Publishing Matching Grant Frances Bishop - Teacher Librarian Idlewood ES 4500 The matching grant allowed Ms. Bishop to add 296 ebooks to the library collection DART Foundation Brenda Hornaday - Brockett ES 5000 Funds to support the school's STEM lab James Patterson Scholastic Reading Club Grant Martina Claritt - Teacher Librarian Narvie Harris Trad Theme School $3000 and 3000 points from Scholastic Reading Club The grant will allow the school to expand the literature selection in school libraries Donorschoose.org Jenny Holloman - Teacher Librarian - Redan Middle Schools raised $581 581 Donors donated $581 to help Ms. Holloman purchase books for her book club. Target Field Trip Grant Anja Tigges - Teacher Librarian - DeKalb Early College 700 Fund field trips for students Atlanta Teaching Tool Grant Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary 500 Grant funds provided to foster teacher's STEM efforts Donorschoose.org Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary 2533.32 We Love Science - $1,066.96; We Love ART and STEM - $185.96; Researching in hopes of Finding Cures - Future MD'S Club - $391.39; Hooked on Books - $205.20; ELL Students Need Helop with Phonics, Please! - $457.28; Please Help us Learn to Read - $226.53 Atlanta Teaching Tool Grant; Tucker Optimist Club Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary 2000 Teaching resources Walmart Foundation John Lewis Elementary School - Dr. Julie Brown, Principal 500 Diversity and Inclusion: increasing awareness of Asian traditions Dart Foundation Chapel Hill Middle School - Lisa McGhee, Principal 4860 Teen Girls in Technology: Provide technology experiences for girls Donors Choose Mrs. Bembry, Stephenson Middle School 1261.16 Provide flexible seating in a mathematics classroom Donors Choose Ms. Malynda Wood, Stephenson Middle School 506 Educational games aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence to improve student learning Donors Choose Ms. Carter, Stephenson Middle School 1176 Utilize robots to improve student's reading, writing, coding, and engineering skills Donors Choose Ms. Gertrude West, Stephenson Middle School 543 Special Needs: STEM Physical Science Labs Extra Yard for Teachers Summit - School Specialty Inc. Ms. Allen - Peachcrest ES and Ms. Kelley $50,000 - $25,000 each Each teacher will receive $25,000 for a classroom makeover