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Grants About Us
Our Purpose
Provide leadership, guidance and support for Milwaukee Public Schools in developing their potential to garner additional competitive financial and nonfinancial external resources in support of student achievement and staff development.
Services Available:
  • Onboarding
  • Monitoring
  • Facilitate Basics of Grant Writing professional development several times per year.
  • Facilitate Online Basics of Grant Writing Course
  • Participate in school-based grant team meetings
  • Identify resources for locating potential funding sources
  • Provide updated list of funding sources on the MPS Portal
  • Facilitate Grants Listserv
  • Assist in proposal development, including budget
  • Provide feedback on draft proposals
  • Assist in packaging and uploading proposals
Please submit a Grant Intent Form to the Grants Development staff if you would like to apply for a grant. Staff is encouraged to pursue funding opportunities that are aligned to the District's goal and priorities School Improvement Plans.
Grant Contacts
Contact Information

Marie Thompson
Gretchen Schuldt
Development Coordinator
Jennifer Roberts
Development Coordinator-Curriculum
Jace Williams
Grants - ESEA
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

The Office of Grants Development supports the development of the District's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Consolidation Plan.

The Districts ESEA funding supports the following activities aimed at improving student achievement levels:
  • providing professional development for district and school level staff.
  • using data to inform instruction.
  • implementing and analyzing a variety of formative, summative benchmark assessments and standards-based classroom assessments.
  • reducing class size in elementary grades.
  • providing summer school for non-proficient students.
  • Providing access to equitable services and materials.
  • Ensuring students are taught by highly qualified teachers.
  • Providing extra supports for students as the transition school levels.
  • Support parental involvement activities.

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