Grants Management and Federal Programs
    • Responsibilities

      • Grant compliance
      • Grant management
      • Grant writing/assistance
      • Translation/Interpretation Services
      • Family Engagement in Title buildings

      The Grants Department manages the variety of grants received by the district as well as seeks out additional grants for developing new or supporting existing programs. Partnerships are developed with state and local agencies to provide grant funded services to students, staff, families and the community.

       

      Federal Grants

      Title I

      The purpose of the Title I grant is to provide financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards

      In accordance with ESEA Section 1111(h)(6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, the District is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher.  This information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers including, at a minimum, the following:

       1.Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction

       2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which the State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived

       3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree

       4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

      If at any time your child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher not highly qualified, the school will notify you.


      Title II

      The purpose of the Title II grant is:

      • To increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards
      • To improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders
      • To increase the number of teachers, principals and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools and
      • To provide low-income and minority student greater access to effective teachers, principals and other school leaders.


      Title III

      The purpose of the Title III grant is to ensure that English Learners attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards.


      Title IV

      The purpose of the Title IV grant is:

      • Provide students with a well-rounded education
      • Support safe and healthy students
      • Support the effective use of technology

      Perkins- The purpose of this grant is to develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs, by—

      • Strengthening academic and technical skills of students in these programs to meet the Illinois Learning Standards through preparation for high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions;
      • Promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary education and postsecondary education for participating career and technical education students;
      • Providing services and activities designed to develop, implement, and improve career and technical education, including programs of study;
      • Providing technical assistance to promote leadership, initial preparation, and comprehensive professional development at the local level that improves the quality of career and technical education teachers, faculty, administrators, and counselors; and
      • Supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area career and technical education schools, local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries.

       

      State Grants

      Career and Technical Education Improvement (CTEI)- This grant provides supplemental funds to support the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant and other CTE activities. The purpose of this program is to develop the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs, by

      • Strengthening academic and technical skills of students in these programs to meet the Illinois Learning Standards through preparation for high skills, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions;
      • Promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary education and postsecondary education for participating career and technical education students;
      • Providing services and activities designed to develop, implement, and improve career and technical education, including programs of study;
      • Providing technical assistance to promote leadership, initial preparation, and comprehensive professional development at the local level that improves the quality of career and technical education teachers, faculty, administrators, and counselors;
      • Supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area career and technical education schools; local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries; and
      • Providing activities for support, development and implementation of an organized sequence of career and development learning activities for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

       

      Library Grant

      The School District Library Grant Program is designed to help provide more library books and materials for the students of public schools in Illinois.

       

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     Director of Grants Management

    and Federal Programs

     

    Trish Whitecotton

     

    Trish.Whitecotton@d300.org