Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: I am a teacher and I have found an interesting grant for my school. I would like to apply for the grant. How do I proceed?

    A: First, read the Engaging in Grant Work document. Then, communicate with your Principal to determine if the grant you have found meets your school's needs. With your Principal's support, complete a Grant Application Notification form in IDEAS (District -> District Forms -> Grant Application Notification) to notify the Grants & Research Operations (GRO) office of your intent to apply at least two weeks prior to the grant application deadline. When you are awarded funding, notify our office by sending an email to Zoila Ferrer in IDEAS.

    Q: Where do I get information about grants that I can use in my classroom or my school?

    A: A current list of school- and classroom-level grants is maintained on the Resources tab of this webpage. Prior to submitting a grant application, communicate with your Principal to determine if it meets your school's needs. With your Principal's support, complete a Grant Application Notification form in IDEAS (District -> District Forms -> Grant Application Notification) to notify GRO of your intent to apply at least two weeks prior to the grant application deadline. When you are awarded funding, notify our office by sending an email to Zoila Ferrer in IDEAS.

    Q: I am interested in pursuing crowd-funding to benefit my school or classroom. How should I proceed?

    A: The district’s crowd-funding guidelines are outlined in the Engaging in Grant Work document found on the Documents tab of this webpage. Please see page 8 of the Engaging in Grant Work document for these guidelines.

    Q: I am a parent and I am interested in writing a grant for my child's school. How should I proceed?

    A: You must communicate with the Principal at your child's school and determine which grants meet the school's needs. The school Principal (or his/her designee) should complete the Grant Application Notification form in IDEAS (District -> District Forms -> Grant Application Notification) to notify GRO of the school’s intent to apply at least two weeks prior to the grant application deadline. A GRO staff member will reach out to the Principal to determine appropriate procedures for submitting the grant.

    Q: I need a partnership agreement signed by Mr.Davis.

    A: Please contact the HCPS Office of Community Engagement & Philanthropy. If the agreement relates to a grant-funded project, please contact the Grants & Research Operations office at 813-272-4880 or send an email to Lisa Placko in IDEAS.

    Q: I need a letter of support signed by Mr. Davis.

    A: Please call the Grants and Research Operations Office at 813-272-4880 or send an email to Lisa Placko in IDEAS. All letters of support for grants are handled by the Grants & Research Operations office

    Q: My grant application requires a copy of the district’s W-9 and/or Tax Exempt form. Where can I access these forms?

    A: See the W-9 and/or Tax Exempt forms

    Q: I need data and background information about my community/school for a grant.

    A: See the current list of data/research sources