Grants Administration Office

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Jennifer H. Allen, MPA
Grants Manager

Mission Statement

The Grants Office actively seeks federal, state, corporate and private grants for the support of educating all of our children in the District. This effort is done with the support of the Leadership and along with the talented efforts of our teachers and school administrators.

The Cobb County School District has been awarded many grants that provide innovative programs impacting all students.

Continuation Awards - 2012-2013:

21st Community Learning Center Grantees

After-school, Weekend and Summer Enrichment Programs

Name of Grant: Clay Elementary – “After School Hours Enrichment Program”
Principal: Florence Williams
Grant Award: $323,665/year
Summary: Program will offer after school and Saturday tutoring to students in grades 3-5 including students with disabilities. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in technology, art, music and physical education classes. Additionally, support will be provided to non-English speaking parents to learn English through the Rosetta Stone program and to teach parents how to assure their students school success with the PASS program for eight days during the summer.


Name of Grant: North Cobb High School – “Cornerstones for Success Program”
Principal: Dr. Phillip Page
Grant Award: $329,591/year
Summary: In partnership with Barber Middle School, Kaplan K12 Learning Services, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta and the City of Acworth, the "Cornerstones for Success" grant provides eighth graders with increased tutoring for the state's reading and math Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests as well as bringing a dynamic youth leadership development program to assist in building self-esteem and a commitment to civic engagement. Once at North Cobb, the program continues the after-school leadership course; provides academic tutoring in core curriculum areas as well as credit repair for students who fail core classes; and offers preparation for the PSAT.


Name of Grant: Riverside Primary & Riverside Intermediate – “Partnerships for Early Success”
Principal: Doris Billups-McClure & Althea Singletary
Grant Award: $326,227 /year
Summary: The Partnerships for Early Success will extend the school day for 200 low performing students and their parents by: 1) providing academic and tutorial services; 2) engaging students in performing and visual arts, technology, and photography activities; and 3) engaging families of students in parenting programs to increase student achievement and literacy development. The program will operate after school four days a week during the academic school year.


Name of Grant: South Cobb HS – “The FlyZone (Foundational Leadership for Youth)”
Principal: Ashley Hosey
Grant Award: $314,419/year
Summary: The FlyZone was created to foster a holistic education for the student, bridge familiar gaps, develop talents, challenge thinkers, and undertake the achievement gap for 9th grade at-risk students.  Students will receive the strategies and interventions needed to ensure that they excel academically and socially.  Through remediation, enrichment, community service and parental support, the program will develop the "whole child".  The grant will further allow us to meet the needs of achievement and support services to increase South Cobb High School graduation rate.


Name of Grant: Baker ES, Acworth Inter. & Barber MS – “Reach for the Stars Program”
Principal(s): Shea Thomas, Deborah Morris & Lisa Williams
Grant Award: $323,665/year
Grant Period: 2011-2012 through 2013-2014
Summary: The RFS Program serves 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Baker Elementary and Acworth Intermediate and serves 6th and 7th grade students at Barber Middle School during before school and after school hours. Program provides homework support, academic & culturally enriched activities, and opportunities for literacy related educational development for families. The program offers engaging and interactive projects and experiments to students. Some of the activities offered are Science, Math, book club, LEGO Robotics, Karate, sewing, cooking, International Studies, Archery, and Journalism.


Name of Grant: Campbell High School - “The Spartan Academy”
Principal: Denise Magee
Grant Award:
The Spartan Academy is an After School Program for at risk 9th graders. The program will supplement the learning from the day school. There will be an academic enrichment program combined with an activities enrichment piece. The students will attend Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school and transportation will be provided. The students will also attend on Saturdays but transportation will be the responsibility of the family.


Be a part of the TEAM!

Do you have a special program or a unique programming idea for the district that is linked to a grant? Send an e-mail and share your vision!