• Special Revenue Funds Management

  • Entitlement Grants

    Entitlement grants (Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV) provide supplemental funding to school districts for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state's student performance standards. Campuses and departments submit workscopes to the Grants Management Department for review and approval. All entitlement-funded initiatives must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research. Contact the Grants Compliance Manager for assistance.

    Competitive Grants

    The competitive grant application process has three parts:

    • The first part of the process involves obtaining the approval of the Division Chief to apply for the grant. The development of any competitive grant application must be pre-approved by the appropriate Division Chief. If an employee is interested in applying for a grant on behalf of the Dallas ISD, the employee must first fill out the Executive Summary form and obtain the required approvals.
    • The second part of the process is completing the application documents and forwarding them to the Grants office to obtain signatures. As a reminder, the Superintendent of Schools is the only authorized official that may sign a grant application for any school or department of the Dallas ISD. In addition, all grant applications must be for projects that support the goals and objectives of the district. The completed application must be in the Grants Management office at least ten (10) working days prior to the due date. The grant application originator should allow for the ten days because the application must be routed for internal review and signatures.
    • The third part (after the grant has been awarded) is to complete budget forms to establish line codes in Oracle.

    Grant opportunities for campuses will be posted on the website. Call the Non-NCLB Compliance Specialist for assistance with proposal development.


    Dallas Independent School District is not a tax-exempt entity under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code Section 501(c) (3). However, according to the IRS Code Section 170(c), Dallas ISD may receive tax-deductible charitable contributions if the contributions are made solely for public purposes, such as benefiting a group and not an individual.