PISD Grants Department secures nearly $2M

PISD Grants Department secures nearly $2M
Posted on 08/31/2018
PISD Grants Department secures nearly $2M From March through July, Pasadena ISD’s grants department secured $1,900,000 in funding.  

From replacing hurricane damaged library materials to hiring tutors to assist displaced students, these grants are critical in helping to keep Pasadena ISD strong.

Grant Award

Grant Overview

Award Amount

Special Programs Department  Harvey KIDS Education Fund

PISD Special Programs Department received a grant in the amount of $140,000 to hire additional  mentors/tutors.

Mentors/Tutors will provide targeted services to the homeless student population.
Mentors/Tutors will focus on the academic, social and emotional needs of homeless students. 
Library Services for Thompson Intermediate Beyond Words Dollar General School Library Relief Fund

Thompson Intermediate received a grant in the amount of $30,000 to replace a portion of the fiction collection damaged by flood waters from Hurricane Harvey. This award is in addition to the $20,000 grant funding approved during the February 27, 2018 board meeting, totaling an award amount of $50,000.
Special Programs Department  Mental Health America (Center for School Behavioral Health)

The district has been awarded a grant from Mental Health America in the amount of $50,000. The funds will be used to implement the In Home Training/Telehealth Hybrid Demonstration project.

The In Home Training/Telehealth Hybrid Demonstration project will allow the district to pair a Specialty Behavioral Health Specialist (SBHS) with at least one primary care setting not currently providing behavioral healthcare.

Additionally, the SBHS will receive referrals from the district’s Behavioral Response Team Specialists and provide a stepped care approach to therapy utilizing telehealth technology and/or face-to-face in–home training. This project will serve at least 30 participants.
Library Services for Thompson Intermediate Laura Bush Foundation: Disaster Relief Grant

Thompson Intermediate has been awarded $70,000 from the Laura Bush Foundation Disaster Relief Grant. The funds will allow Thompson Intermediate School to replace the fiction books lost during Hurricane Harvey.
Frazier Elementary 2018-2019 Harris County Department of Education: CASE Partnership Grant

Frazier Elementary has been awarded $30,000 from the Harris County Department of Education. The funds will be used to provide academic enrichment, through high-quality after-school programs, for a minimum of 55 students at Frazier Elementary.
Special Programs Department Bridge Up at Menninger Model Magic Grant

Bridge Up at Menninger selected the Special Programs Dept. to receive a grant award in the amount of $80,000. The project, serving 1,400 students and 100 staff, will provide preventative (Tier 1) support and targeted/individualized support to the Tier 2/3 students attending De Zavala Middle and Miller Intermediate Schools. The project will enhance the framework by implementing evidence-based programs; expand the framework by embedding mental health, trauma, restorative practices, and kinesthetic learning; support staff with coaching; and sustain the project through the train-the-trainer model. 
Special Programs Department Texas Education Agency: 21st Century Community Learning Center, Cycle 10, Year 1

Pasadena Independent School District was recently selected as a 21st Century Community Learning Center, Cycle 10 grantee by the Texas Education Agency to receive $1,500,000.

This grant will allow PISD to create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for students who attend high-need, high-poverty, low-performing schools, to meet state and local student standards in the core academic subjects. Funds will provide after-school programs that extend learning opportunities for children and their families. Schools involved are: Burnett, Kruse, Pomeroy, South Houston and Williams Elementary schools, De Zavala, Roberts and Shaw Middle schools, and Miller and Southmore Intermediate schools.