Funding Disclosure Statements
Active Grant Awards:
21st Century Learning Centers (Afterschool Program)
$388,000 will be financed with Federal-to-state money. Snacks will be provided by the nutritional state program for economically disadvantaged students. Instructor’s base contract salary will be paid by Knox County Schools; after contract hours are a cost of the grant funds.
Innovation Acceleration Funds (IAF - $150,000) are state funds to support the improvement of teaching and student performance as associated with the TAP schools and the district compensation plan, APEX.
Strategic Compensation Plan: State Teacher Improvement Funds (TIF-$915,205.67) provide bonuses for additional teacher leadership responsibilities and may be earned for improved teacher/student performance as set forth in very specific guidelines of the APEX program. This funding is also supplemented with First to the Top award funds.
Vine Middle TeleMed federal grant: $212,190 expands number of schools to receive on site health care in collaboration with UT
Carl Perkins IV: federal thru state grant funds $85,000 to expand distance learning opportunities for career technical education students.
Special Education grants of $50,000 to $100,000 have been received from the state for very specific work with the special education and student support initiatives.
Numerous collaborative grants with community agencies and institutions of higher education.
Knox County Schools is the financial agent for the eastern Tn regional STEM Hub grant award of $850,000, ending June 30, 2014. The grant supports the combining of STEM resources and activities from regional partners impacting STEM education and STEM employment. All KCS processes and procedures will be followed and adheres to state and federal.
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
We have applied for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. Private students who meet the requirements should contact the grant office (865)594-8080 or (865)594-9522 for information and enrollment.
Policy for Schools
"Grants are not to be signed until approved by the Knox County Schools Grant Manager. Please send all paperwork regarding grants by email (regardless of the entity) to Carole Wilson, Grant Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also any letters of support, MOA's and MOU's must have prior approval before any signatures are applied at the school level. Memorandum: March 11, 2010 Office of Curriculum and Instruction
Community and school partners must submit this proposal brief as early in their proposal development as possible. The completion of this brief will assist you in planning your proposal, open the communication between Knox County Schools and your organization, alert the Reserach Approval Committee of your intent and prevent your work from unnecessary delays or proposal rewrites and may provide a letter of support from Knox County Schools for your proposal. Contact the Grants Office as listed on this webpage with any questions you may have. This is a re1quirement even if you have not followed the procedures in past years. Thank you for helping Knox County Schools to better serve our community partners!
All community and school partners who follow these procedures will have their proposals & requested letters of support processed quickly and appropriately.
Research Request for Approval form for external to KCS partners. This must be completed in addition to other IRB's. Requests must be received no later than the first Monday of each month. Committee meets one time per month.