Partnership Grants and Letters of Support
Guilford County Schools greatly values partnerships that are mutually beneficial and have the potential to improve outcomes for our students. Historically, we have partnered on grant funded projects with colleges, universities, governmental agencies, local, state and national organizations.
If your organization is interested in partnering on a grant funded project, please contact Director of Grants Acquisition Lane Harvey Brown. Our team will work with you to ensure that the appropriate decision makers are involved in next steps.
Schools that receive partnership requests directly from universities should forward this information to the Grants Acquisition Office for further review.
Letters of Support
Guilford County Schools welcomes collaboration and is willing to provide letters in support of partnerships that have been reviewed by our Research and Accountability Office. Those seeking a signed letter of support should submit a cover letter and draft Letter of Support to the Office of Grants Acquisition at least 2 weeks prior to the requested delivery date. Grants of more than $100,000 will require additional Grants Approval Committee review. Grants of a total value of $250,000 or more require Board of Education review. These additional steps will require much earlier submission. Questions and documents should be emailed to Lane Harvey Brown.
The cover letter should include:
- Your organization’s name
- Contact name
- Contact email
- Contact phone number
- Your program name
- Grant Name
- Funding Agency/Source
- Funding Opportunity URL
- Total amount requested
- Sub-award or value to Guilford County Schools
- Project start and end date
- Date the Letter of Support is needed
- Department or Chief Officer to whom the request should be directed
A sample letter of support can be downloaded below.
The Chief Officer who oversees the partnering department will review your draft letter. So long as there are no concerns or questions, the Office of Grants Acquisition will provide you with a signed copy of the letter by your deadline.