Grants and Research
The Grants & Research Operations (GRO) office facilitates the development of all discretionary state, federal, and foundation grants for the district, while providing technical assistance for other grant-related district initiatives. All grants for which the district applies align to the School Board of Hillsborough County’s Strategic Plan and are developed in collaboration with appropriate district and/or community stakeholders. GRO also works in collaboration with personnel from the offices of Assessment & Accountability and Special Revenue to provide technical assistance to grant Project Directors for the life of their grants. Furthermore, GRO facilitates obtaining letters of support signed by the Superintendent for district partners pursuing mutually beneficial grant projects.
GRO provides listings of potential current grant opportunities that school-based personnel may consider for funding innovative programs at their sites. Finally, GRO provides technical assistance to HCPS educators who are in the process of applying for grants. You can reach the Grants & Research office at (813) 272-4880.
Check out this grant opportunity through the Hillsborough Education Foundation
The Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) has dedicated dollars to help fund innovative classroom and school projects. These projects help excite young minds beyond what some school budgets may allow. HEF's School & Classroom Enrichment Grant application window opens on July 15, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.