• Request School, District Grant Partnership

    Guilford County Schools greatly values partnerships that are mutually beneficial and have the potential to improve outcomes for our students.  Historically, we have partnered on grant funded projects with colleges, universities, governmental agencies, local, state and national organizations.

    Grant partnership requests with Guilford County Schools (GCS) are initiated through the district Grants Acquisition Office. Please contact Lane Harvey Brown, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Philanthropy with questions at brownl8@gcsnc.com.

    Nonprofit Request Steps:

    Nonprofit organizations need to include the following information with partnership requests and email this information to Lane Harvey Brown at the address noted above:

    1. Grant program information (RFP or NOFA, or a summary)
    2. Schools that the organization requests to partner with and why selected
    3. Overview or executive summary of:
      • Services to be provided at each school
      • Any requirements on the school or district’s part
      • Any funding that would come to the school as a result of the grant
      • Data collection requirements
      • Letter of Support or other signature requirements

    District Request Review Process:

    The Grants Acquisition Office is responsible for reviewing the information, ensuring letters of support and other GCS required documents are completed, and connecting the nonprofit with GCS internal departments and schools as needed.

    1. The Grants Acquisition Office shares partnership requests with the Chief of Schools and Federal Programs offices and with the appropriate Principal Supervisor assigned to a particular school.
    2. The Principal Supervisor and school principal review the partnership proposal and determine alignment with other programs and activities currently in place in the school.
    3. The Principal Supervisor communicates decisions to the Grants Acquisition Office, who in turn communicates with nonprofits. If a requested school is unable to partner, GCS will try to suggest an alternative option for the nonprofit to consider.
    4. When schools confirm partnership interest, the Grants Acquisition Office is responsible for connecting the nonprofit and Principal Supervisor directly to complete application requirements as needed.

    How Long Does the Process Take?

    We request that nonprofits allow 10 business days in their timelines for this process.

    University Grant Partnerships and Letters of Support Requests

    Guilford County Schools welcomes collaboration with colleges and universities on grant projects. Those seeking a signed letter of support should submit a cover letter and draft Letter of Support to the Office of Grants Acquisition at least 2 weeks prior to the requested delivery date. Questions and documents should be emailed to Lane Harvey Brown at brownl8@gcsnc.com

    GCS principals please note note: Schools that receive partnership requests directly from universities or community nonprofit organizations should forward this information to the Grants Acquisition Office to comply with the review process.  

    The university cover letter should include:

    • Your organization’s name
    • Contact name
    • Contact email
    • Contact phone number
    • Your program name
    • Grant Name
    • Funding Agency/Source
    • Funding Opportunity URL
    • Total amount requested
    • Sub-award or value to Guilford County Schools
    • School district expectations and responsibilities
    • Project start and end date
    • Grant application submission deadline to the funder
    • Date the Letter of Support is needed
    • Department or Chief Officer to whom the request should be directed

    How Long Does the Process Take?

    We request that universities allow 10 business days in their timelines for this process.