For questions regarding grant deadlines and notifications, please contact Brent Bell at ext.6025.
Any questions regarding grants should be directed to the office of the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
Federal, state, county, local and even district agencies or
departments award grants to the School District of Clayton. Grants specify the purposes and projects
funded by the award and amounts awarded by expenditure category. Grant funds enable staff to pursue
educational opportunities for students that cannot be funded by the District
budget. All grants must be approved by
the Board of Education and must abide by laws, regulations and/or other
conditions set forth by the awarding agency.
To insure requirements are met, the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching
and Learning coordinates grants and insures programs are operated within the
required guidelines. Therefore, the Assistant Superintendent must sign all
grant applications, amendments, program evaluations and final reports before
Copies of all reports are sent to the Director of Finance to
enable the District to keep accurate financial records. The Director of Finance should be involved in
the grant budgeting process, the accounting process and the final reporting
process. Without involvement in all
phases of the grant process, the risk of noncompliance with grant requirements,
incorrect reporting of eligible costs and under reporting of eligible costs is
Grant funds must supplement, not supplant, normal operating
budget funds. Board policy directs
fiscal management to insure state and local spending is maintained for areas
receiving Federal program funding.
District procedures and deadlines are followed for grant
programs. If a grant deadline occurs
after the District deadline, District deadlines apply; if a grant deadline
occurs before the District deadline, grant deadlines apply.