Those wishing to submit a funding proposal for a specific project or program need to use the following procedures. Central Services support may be available for assistance in this process.
- All grant initiators* must complete the BPS “Grant Application Form” (2160F-1) prior to submitting a grant on behalf of the district, school, classroom, staff or program. The application must be discussed with the principal or district supervisor for approval prior to submission.
- Grant applications for districtwide programs must be discussed in concept with the Superintendent or designee prior to submission.
- When notification of a grant award is received by the superintendent’s office, the notice will be forwarded to the appropriate school or department.
- All grant awards received by an individual, school or department must be submitted to finance and operations, principal and/or district supervisor and district grant writer for tracking purposes.
*Grant initiators can be a teacher, administrator or other school staff, Bellingham Public Schools Foundation, district grant writer, PTA or outside nonprofit partner.
Please note: Spending is not authorized until an award letter and approved budget has been submitted to finance and operations by the principal/building or program supervisor. Charging expenses to unauthorized funds may result in charges against the school or department’s operating budget.