Do you need ideas for your grant narrative? A strong grant application is one that is built on a foundation of reseach and best practices and incorporates this information into the project description. When funders see that a project is well thought out, they are more likely to fund it.
This page is designed to be a resource for developing ideas and justification when writing K-12 grants. It provides links to interesting articles and reports about issues that school districts face, as well as examples of projects that have been successful in addressing this issues. This page will be a work in progress--always evolving. If you have any links that you would like to share with others, please do send them in to the Grants Office and we will post them here.
The following sites include best practice educational programs that are a great resource for developing your program.
US Department of Education Institute of Education Services What Works Clearinghouse describes programs that have been shown to have a positive impact
Edutopia has some really great descriptions of projects and strategies that work
National Education Association Spotlight on Best Practices in Education
The Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL): Infographics Includes tons of infographics from the Institute of Education Sciences from the US Dept. of Education
Referencing relevant research in your proposal is a great way to show support for a project.
- Edutopia highights new reasearch about what works in education
ERIC - US Department of Education Educational Resources
- Research your specific project idea(s) through many of the free artices.
Data and Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics Data on Duval County Schools
Florida Department of Education Data including district and school data
Florida Health CHARTS Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set
US Department of Education Data and Statistics Resources
The Distressed Communities Index Is a great interactive database outlining economic conditions of communities
Duval County Schools Data Reports DCPS has the best data about our schools
Opportunity Atlas Is a new data mapping tool that uses Census Data to map neighborhood characteristics.
US Census Bureau is one of the best places to find data.
Bureau of Justice Assistance Data analysis tools for crime
Florida Department of Education Edudata interactive data tool for any school in Florida.