Friday, March 23, 2018


District Grant for Effective Schools 2018-2019

Grant Opportunity

The nine public school districts in The Rapides Foundation service area are invited to re-apply for the Effective Schools Grant. The purpose of these grants is to support district wide school improvement plans aimed at increasing educational attainment and improving student achievement.

Grant funds may support district plan components that address professional development for teachers and/or strengthen leadership capacity within the district. Districts should determine areas of greatest need for teacher and leadership development and then address them in a defensible way that continues to deepen previous work in these areas. Districts may initiate new professional development or leadership strategies in core areas as long as those strategies follow a comprehensive data analysis.

The funding horizon for the Effective Schools Grants will continue until May 2019. Grants will be renewable annually subject to demonstrations of progress and continued district commitment. Maximum district funding amounts are based on student population and are provided to the districts individually.

Effective Schools Grant proposals must be submitted using The Rapides Foundation's online application process. (link in right column) Applicants should review the detailed Request for Proposals and supporting documents thoroughly prior to proposal submission. (found in Key Materials section in right column)

Proposal Submission

Deadline for submission: Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 11:59 p.m. CST

Please note: the proposal must be fully submitted by the deadline, therefore, you must begin uploading the completed proposal and supporting documents prior to midnight. It is suggested you allow a minimum of three (3) hours for the upload process.


For questions related to the Effective Schools Grant proposal, see contact information below:

Questions about grant opportunity:
Ashley Stewart, Director of Programs
Direct line: 318-767-3006

Questions about online submission process:
Rebecca Simoneaux, Grant Management Assistant
Direct line: 318-767-3013


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