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The role of Grants and Special Projects is to work with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) and community partners to generate and maintain external funding for special initiatives in support of increased academic achievement for all students. The staff works with teachers, administrators and partners to prepare competitive and entitlement grant applications. When grants are funded, managers monitor program compliance with funder guidelines and district, state and federal requirements. In 2018-19 Grants and Special Projects monitored 170 projects for compliance totaling more than $185 million.




Funding and Collaborative Initiatives

If interested in funding and/or collaborating on school-based or district initiatives, please call OCPS Grants and Special Projects at 407-317-3303. We will assist you with connecting to the appropriate school or district administrators to discuss your interests.


External Evaluators

Please contact Cassandra Palm in Procurement Services at 407-317-3200, Ext. 200-2446, to learn more about how to become a part of the external evaluator pool for grants awarded to the School Board of Orange County, Florida. 


Contact Information

Grants & Special Projects

445 W. Amelia Street Orlando, FL 32801 407.317.3303