The Grants Office assists program managers in identifying and applying for grant opportunities to support instruction and other special projects in accordance with the Roanoke City Public Schools Strategic Plan
. The Grants Office is responsible for the financial reporting of all grants and supports grant administrators in their effective implementation of grant-funded projects.
The purpose of the Grants Office is to advance the mission of Roanoke City Public Schools and support the division's goals of creating an optimal urban learning environment, developing a high-performing organization, and to better prepare students for further college education and careers. This is accomplished through a strategic approach to grants development and management.
Grants staff help to identify funding opportunities, research and write proposals, review budgets and manage necessary financial accounting, reporting, and auditing functions.
Any RCPS employee who would like to submit a grant must first contact the Grants Office. The Superintendent or her designee is the only person authorized by the Virginia Board of Education to authorize a grant application, so this preliminary contact is required to ensure proper review and approval of any potential grant proposal, except those funding opportunities identified by the Grants Office as local site-based fundraising opportunities. Opportunities that fall into this will be posted to the Grants Office webpage.
Additionally, RCPS requires that the Grants Office be notified of any grant prior to submission, with the exception of identified fundraising opportunities.