The 2019-20 District Grant for Effective Schools application submission period will open in late February; please check this page at that time for grant application forms and details. This funding opportunity is open only to the nine public school districts located in The Rapides Foundation's service area. (Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn.)
This grant opportunity will be available in late February; please check this page at that time for application forms and details. The nine public school districts in The Rapides Foundation service area are invited to apply for the 2019-20 District Grant for Effective Schools. 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 District Grant for Effective Schools will continue until May 2022. Grants will be renewable annually subject to demonstration of progress and continued district commitment. Maximum district funding amounts are based on district characteristics and student population. Funding amounts 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)