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Grants Department Information

8 months ago

Lyon County School District Grants Department

Grants Manager:  Lise Coudriet 

25 E. Goldfield Ave.

Yerington, NV 89447

Currently Funded Grants:

* Title IA

* Title IC - Migrant Education

* Title ID       

* Title II - Professional Development             

* Children In Transition (Homeless)

* Pre-K Development

* Read by Grade 3  

* District PAC - Parent Advisory Council

* Great Teachers and Leaders Fund (GTLF)

* SB515 - Social Workers in Schools

* Title III - LEP and Immigrant


* SB390 (ZOOM)

   Grant Coordinator:           Grant Coordinator:           Fiscal Admin. Support:         Secretary-Aide:

        Cathy Turos                  Shannon Thompson                   Tonia King                      Kayleen Larkins               

Semi-Annual 100% Form

100% Form

Semi-Annual 50/50 Form

50/50 Form

Daily PAR Form

Daily PAR Form

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Grant Opportunities   

about 1 year ago

available Funding opportunities

Disney Summer of Service Grant

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Grant Award: $500

For more information:   


Voya Unsung Heroes Program

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Grant Award: $2,000 - $25,000

For more information: 


Fender Music Foundation- Music Instruments 

Deadline: None – Rolling awards

Grant Award: Up to eight (8) instruments

For more information: 


Lowe's Toolbox for Education-School Site Project Grant

Deadline: The Fall 2016 grant cycle will open on August 1, 2016 and close on September 26, 2016.

Grant Award: $2,000 -$5,000

For more information: 


NV Energy Foundation Grant Procedures

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant Award: Historically $5000 - $25,000

For more information: 


USA TODAY E-Newspaper Education Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Grant Award: Complimentary access to e-newspaper USA TODAY for your classroom through the end of the school year.

For more information: 


Lego Children’s Fund for Children’s Programs Pre K - age 14

Deadline: Quarterly-January 14, April 15, July 15, and October 15, 2016

Grant Award: $5,000.

For more information: 


Walmart Foundation - Community Programs Support Grant

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Grant Award: $250 - $2,500

For more information: 


Classics for Kids- Music Instruments

Deadline: Quarterly - March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2016

Grant Award: New Stringed Instruments

For more information: 


Captain Planet Foundation; Grant for the Environment/Science

Deadline: January 31 for fall and winter projects; September 30 for spring and summer projects

Grant Award:$500 – $2,500

For more information: 


Family Dollar Store Youth Literacy Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant Award: Up to $500.

For more information:


Cisco Cash and Product Grant Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant Award: Varies-Cash and Product awards are offered

For more information:


Finish-Line GRANT

Deadline: Quarterly – Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, April 1 to June 30, July 1 to Sept. 30, and Oct. 1 to Dec. 31

Grant Award: Programmatic - up to $5,000; Legacy - $10,000 to $75,000; Founder’s - $5,000 to $25,000

For more information:


Kids in Need Teacher Grants Program

Application Acceptance: Yearly from July 15 to September 30

Grant Award: From $100 to $500

For more information: 

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about 1 year ago


(Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)

  • GEAR UP is available to all 10th and 11th grade students at both Yerington High School and Silver Stage High School in the hopes of getting them excited and prepared for success.
  • GEAR UP students will develop an Individual Academic Learning Plan with their GEAR UP Coordinator and School Counselor.
  • GEAR UP includes: tutoring, academic advisement, counseling, career exploration, mentoring, field trips, family engagement, and summer educational experiences.
  • GEAR UP activities will reinforce staying in school, passing proficiency tests, and preparing for college, career, and life.

Contact: Shannon Thompson
(775) 364-4064  

By Tonia King

Children In Transition - (McKinney-Vento)

about 1 year ago


Education of Homeless Children and Youth

What Parents & Unaccompanied Youth In Transition Need To Know About Education In The Lyon County School District: 

Title I and the McKinney-Vento Act allow Lyon County School District to provide enrollment assistance, school supplies, and instructional support to children and unaccompanied youth residing in temporary emergency shelters, foster care, hotels, motels, parks, cars, RV parks, or living with relatives/friends due to economic hardship. Support services include meeting the physical, social, and emotional needs of students and empowering parents to support their children in this endeavor.  

All appropriate resources from the Lyon County School District are utilized to achieve this goal. How does Title I help schools comply with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001? 

1.  Supports students with one or more of the following services:    

· Backpacks and school supplies.    

· Transportation to the "School of Origin".    

· After school enrichment programs at selected school sites.   

 · Free school breakfast and lunch for students. 

2. Provides staff development workshops for district personnel focusing on the needs of homeless children and youth. 

3. Maintains partnerships with corporations, the community, and local schools to provide resources for the families in transition and information regarding homelessness. 

4. Maintains Title I Homeless page on LCSD Website. 

5. Distributes community resource information to schools and parents. 

If you feel your child may qualify for this program, you may: 

1. Fill out and turn in the SRQ form to the school site liaison or registrar at your student’s school. 

2. Contact your student’s school site liaison or registrar for more information, or refer to the documents button to download a brochure.

Form Links:

SRQ Application

SRQ Application (Spanish) - (Cuestionario Sobre la Residencia del Estudiante)

Letter of Eligibility

Letter of Ineligibility

Dispute Resolution Process

Resources Link

Contacts Link


Assistant District Homeless Liaison - Cathy Turos (775) 316-1699

District Homeless Liaison - Lise Coudriet  (775) 461-6618

1360 Highway 95A South    Fernley, NV 89408 

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Migrant Education

3 months ago

Title I C - Migrant Education

The Migrant Education Program provides technical assistance and financial support to improve the educational opportunities and academic success of migrant children, youth, agricultural workers, fishers, and their families. The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migrant children benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. The Migrant Education funds are federal funds to support high quality education programs for migratory children age 3 through 21. The funds help ensure that migratory children who move from other states, or within the state, are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. Funds also ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.

For more information, please contact  Tonia King (775) 463-6800 ext. 10626.

By Tonia King

21st Century

3 months ago

21st Century Grant Program

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide out-of-school academic enrichment opportunities, along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. 21st Century Community Learning Centers must also offer families of these students literacy and related educational development including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports, and cultural activities. At the same time, centers help working parents by providing a safe environment for students during non-school hours, or periods when school is not in session.

In collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club, arts and cultural organizations, and youth development agencies, 21st Century program helps support these goals via Federal funding.


If you have any questions please contact Tonia King (775)463-6800 ext.10626 .

Criterion Literacy

By Tonia King

Read by Grade 3

11 months ago

Read by 

Grade 3

On July 1, 2015, the Nevada State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 391, Nevada’s Read by Grade Three Act. A primary aim of this state statute is to promote effective literacy instruction in grades Kindergarten through 3rd, across both public school districts and charter schools of Nevada ensuring that all K-3 students achieve a proficiency level of achievement in the subject area of reading (as measured by reading assessments that have been approved by the Nevada State Board of Education). 

Nevada's Read by Grade 3 Program oversees Read by Grade 3 Grant awards, which are required under law. The Phase II component (2016-2017) of Read by Grade 3 has recently (July 1, 2016) funded 23 separate programs in the state at $22,250,574.00.*

*Information provided by the Nevada Department of Education webpage:

Parent Toolkit link provided courtesy of Nevada Department of Education (Nevada Dept. of Ed. Read By Grade 3 link:

Nevada State Literacy Plan link provided courtesy of Nevada Department of Education

By Tonia King

Grants Application Protocols

about 1 year ago

Applying for funding

steps to follow when applying for grant opportunities

There are a few protocols to follow in order to make certain you are following the correct process for funding applications. Below are links to find out which grants qualify for which processes. If you still have additional questions, please contact the grants department at (775) 463-6800 extension 425. We will be happy to assist you! 

Grant Submission Procedures

Questions: Contact Kayleen Larkins at or 775-463-6800  Ext.425