Public and private grants are a critical source of revenue for the Minneapolis Public Schools. Nearly 12 percent of the annual budget for the school district is derived from competitive grants and entitlement programs. During this climate of national and local economic decline, it is very important that MPS staff submit the strongest possible grant applications. Grant programs are extremely competitive now because the pool of money available for grants has declined and the number of organizations seeking grant support has risen.
Once a grant has been approved and the paperwork is complete, the Office of Resource Development and Innovation works with MPS departments (including Finance/Budget, ITS and REA) as well as MPS leadership to ensure that the project is implemented according to the agreements set forth in the application.
Are you approaching an outside funder for a grant? Register your grant prospect before your project begins. Please visit the staff intranet RDI page for grant application processes.
Manager, Grant Funding and Resource Development
Manager of Strategic Resource Development, AchieveMpls