Since 2003, the LPSD Grant Program has been very successful, consistently receiving the awards that have been applied for. Cathy Wilcox and Heather Buchman are the current independent grant writers contracted by the district. In addition to writing the grants, they evaluate eligibility, matching dollar amounts, time frames of both grant submission and execution, as well as sustainability.
Central Administration evaluates all grant opportunities for pertinence and suitability and approves final applications. BEST grants require LPSD to pay a 65% match toward any award received, therefore, these projects are carefully considered on an ongoing basis. Not all grants awarded to LPSD are obtained through this grant program.