Grant Development

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Bonnie Houk
Director of Grants Management

The grants development team provides a comprehensive continuum of grant professional services ranging from identification and analysis of grant opportunities, program research and development, creation of management plans, evaluation design, budget planning, and submission. Our team works collaboratively with districts and partners to develop a program model to meet organizational goals and funder priorities.
Staff provide districts and organizations with an avenue for accessing state, local, private, and federal funding for programs, professional development, and services.

Successful Federal Grant Categories

Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse & National Prevention Network
National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Drug Free Communities Support
Now is the Time
US Department of Education
Advanced Placement
Building State Capacity for Preventing Youth Substance Use and Violence
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling
Foreign Language Assistance Program
Innovative Approaches to School Literacy
Partnerships in Character Education Program
Safe and Supportive Schools
School Leadership Program
Teaching American History
US Department of Justice
COPS Hiring Program
COPS Secure Our Schools Program

Successful State Grant Categories

Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund
Early Childhood Block Grant
Kansas Department of Corrections
Adult Educational Services
Kansas Department of Disability and Aging Services
Kansas Communities That Care
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Chronic Disease Risk Reduction
Kansas Department of Transportation
Safe Routes to Schools Phase 1 & Phase 2
Kansas State Department of Education
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Advanced Placement
Early Career Mentoring and Family Engagement
Kan-Ed Distance Learning
Kansas Educational Employment Board
Math Science Partnership
School Improvement Grant
Technology Rich Classrooms – Enhancing Education Through Technology
Kansas Volunteer Commission
Office of the Kansas Attorney General
Internet Safety Training


Air Force Association
Autism Speaks
Captain Planet Foundation
Dollar General Foundation
Downing Foundation
DuPont Foundation (Pioneer Seed)
Girard Area Community Foundation
Jones Trust
Monsanto Foundation
Southeast Kansas Community Foundation
Walmart Foundation

Approved contractor for the following:

Kansas Department of Administration for Grant Writers, Reviewers and Evaluators
Kansas Department for Children and Families for Program Evaluation, Analysis and Quality Assurance