Development & Grants Department

The mission of the Development & Grants Department is to oversee the grant proposal development process from start to finish for all district-level, broad impact projects across Hamilton County Schools. Development & Grants staff are responsible for researching, analyzing, writing, and coordinating both public and private grant funding applications.

The Department of Development & Grants actively seeks funding to:

 - Implement innovative projects 
 - Pilot promising new ideas
 - Further the district's strategic initiatives
 - Strengthen education through the development of robust partnerships with community organizations

Development & Grants activities include:

- Project and grant strategy development for potential grant-funded projects
- Researching available local, state, federal, private foundation, and corporate grant opportunities
- Review and analysis of available grant opportunities for fit
- Communicating with funders to research and develop grant proposals
- Coordinating grant development activities with internal and external stakeholders
- Review of grant proposals and budgets prior to submission
- Project management for grant proposal development
- Coordination of post-award grant reporting

For HCDE staff:

If you are interested in applying for a competitive grant opportunity or identifying grant funding to support your project, please contact Susannah DeMaria, Development & Grants Facilitator.

For Community Partners:

If you are interested in collaborating with HCDE on a grant application, or if you need a Letter of Support from the district, please contact Susannah DeMaria, Development & Grants Facilitator.

For Donations to Hamilton County Schools:

If you would like to make a donation to support the work of Hamilton County Schools, please contact the Hamilton County Schools Foundation.


For more information about the district's entitlement funding programs, please see Federal Programs.