The Poudre School District Partnerships and Grants Department supports staff in finding and obtaining funds for projects that forward the school district and schools. This department serves as a communication link within the district and among partners working on grant proposals. Communication is also necessary to inform the PSD Board of Education and the superintendent about large proposals and their implications for the district.

A PSD student playing a musical instrument.
        Grants support programs that benefit students. 

In addition, the Partnerships and Grants Department facilitates partnerships with other community agencies, acting as a link within the district and among partners. Communication and collaboration increase possibilities for partnerships and guard against unnecessary duplication.

Requests for letters of support and commitment for grants 
PSD partners with institutions and agencies in our community on grant projects of mutual interest. If you need a letter, please contact Dulcie Willis, grant writer.


ARP ESSER III Supplemental Funding for Special Education 

After gathering feedback from the community and parents, funds will be used to support a special education teacher and teacher assistant to work with our High Dosage Tutoring partners to ensure all student needs are met. The Use of Funds plan can be found here:  ARP - ESSER III Application for Funds FINAL 5.18.2022.pdf



PSD Staff: Please see the internal Partnerships and Grants Department webpage for information about the grant approval process, applying for a grant and support for your program funding needs.

Contact Information

Grants Administration Manager
Beth Higgins  |  970.490.3208  |

Grant Writer
Dulcie Willis | 970.490.3658 | 

Grant Specialist
Heather Poynter-Lausch | 970.490.3518 |

Grant Specialist
Maria Ortiz | 970.490.3593 |