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Grants Development

Deidra Whittenberger
Coordinator
dlwhitte@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 23515
 
Gabriela Rafford 
Project Manager
(386) 255-6475, ext. 23521
Email: grafford@volusia.k12.fl.us
 
Susanna Berrios
Budget Analyst
smberrio@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 23526
 
Nichole Brake
Budget Analyst
nmbrake1@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 23514
 
Yoselin Morales
Budget Analyst
ymmorale@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 23523
 
Diane Romero-Lopez
Budget Analyst
dromerol@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 23550
 
Melissa Miller
Office Specialist
mamiller@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 23550

Grants Development Mission Statement

The mission of the Grants Development Office is to support district efforts to increase student achievement by marshaling additional resources through acquisition of grants, monitoring for program compliance and fiscal oversight.

Guiding Principles

  • Dedication to increased student achievement
  • Commitment to finding solutions to problems
  • ​Mutual respect and positive relationships with all stakeholders​

What We Do

  • Research potential funding sources to ensure adherence with District initiatives
  • Provide technical assistance with planning, review of proposals, and budget development to teachers, schools, or departments during the grant preparation process
  • Secure all required approvals/signatures for application submissions
  • Submit proposals via online applications and/or express shipping​ to grantor agency
  • Develop, review and process DOE budget pages for grant applications
  • Create and process necessary budget or program amendments for grants
  • Provide budget and program oversight to maintain grant compliance
  • Coordinate necessary intermediate and exit grant reports
  • Maintain district files on all board approved grant applications
  • Provide interdepartmental liaison on multi-component grants

Additional Resources

NEW! Teacher Grant Information