• 2021-2022 Grant Deadlines

     

    Both small and large grant applications are available on-line from the District Staff Form Page under "Grants". Please contact the District Office if you do not currently have access.

    Large Grant schedule:

    Applications due to Site Principals

    TBD

    Applications due to District Office

    TBD

    Applications due to Superintendent

    TBD

    Applications due to Focus Grants Chair

    TBD

     

    Small grant requests may be submitted during the school year and are reviewed once a month. 

     
    Grant Recipients
     
    FOCUS has provided funding for many programs; among them are included the following:
    • Education Technology
    • Instructional Materials
    • Playground Equipment
    • The Carmel Middle School Habitat and School Gardens
    • Libraries
    • Music, Art and Performing Arts
    FOCUS has awarded over 3 million dollars in grants to CUSD faculty and staff. The support you give makes a difference for our children and their education!
     
    The 2021 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:
    • Carmel River School
      • $5,500 for iPads and SpecDrums
      • $4,800 for Books for the Big Buddy Reading Program
      • $2,700 for School items for Hybrid Learning
    • Captain Cooper School
      • $1,500 for School items for Hybrid Learning
    • Carmel Middle School
      • $8,900 for Yamaha Piano
      • $1,850 for Travel Keyboard and Speaker
    • Carmel High School
      • $5,300 for Art Display Panels
    The 2020 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:
    • Carmel River School
      • $8,100 for Materials for Socio-Emotional Learning Corners
    • Tularcitos School
      • $25,100 for ORFF Musical Instruments
      • $14,200 for 10 Multiplex Art/Exhibit Display Panels
    • Carmel High School
      • $3,200 for 20 Vernier LabQuest Mini
      • $6,500 for DNA Analysis Kits
      • $8,100 for Video Switcher
      • $26,300 for Epson Direct-to-Garment Printer
      • $3,100 for 25 Inner Balance Wired/5 Bluetooth HRV Sensors
     
    The 2019 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:
    • Carmel River School
      • $1,600 for Site Counseling USB-C Multiport Adapter + Bluetooth Speaker
      • $2,850 for Classroom Wireless Document Cameras
    • Carmel High School
      • $32,000 for Electric Reusable Vehicle Kit
     
    The 2018 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:
    • Carmel River School
      • $1,600 for Yamaha Digital Keyboard and Amplifier
    • Tularcitos School
      • $15,000 for STEAM Laboratory Equipment and Design Space
    • Cachagua Children's Center
      • $3,500 for Chromeboxes, LED Screens, Cameras and Headsets
    • Carmel Valley High School
      • $6,300 for Dynamic Seating Chairs Pilot Program
    • Carmel High School
      • $1,500 for Vizio LED Monitor and Mount
      • $9,300 for Blockbuster Inflatable Screen and A/V Package
      • $8,000 for Oculus Rift + Touch Systems and Software Titles
     
    The 2017 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:
    • Carmel Middle School
      • $5,500 for Makerspace Supplies and Storage System
      • $16,600 for CNC Laser Cutting Machine
    • Carmel High School
      • $2,050 for Science Sparkfun Inventor's Kits
      • $2,750 for Sports Medicine Large Screen TV/Speaker System
      • $2,050 for Wacom Intuos Draw Pen Tablets

    The 2015 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:

    • Carmel High School -- $2,000 for 40 Audio 655 DSP Noise-Cancelling Headphones for students with attention challenges
    • Carmel High School -- $3,400 for Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printer for Robotics and Engineering classes
    • Carmel Middle School -- $7,500 for LCD Projector for presentations in gym
    • Carmel River School -- $8,100 for Sound System Upgrade for Multipurpose Room assemblies, presentations, and performances 
     
    The 2014-2015 recipients of FOCUS Small Grants: 

    •  Educational supplies and manipulatives for newly established Transitional Kindergarten class (River, $990)

    •  Camping and Backpacking Equipment for Op ED program students (CMS, $690)

    •  Music Boxes for Elementary School Science classes (River & Tularcitos, $480)

    •  Metal for Robotics Program (CHS, $1,000)

    •  Science and Literacy items for Kindergarten classrooms (River, 3 grants for 3 classrooms, $950 each, $2,850 in total)

    •  Grant toward Elkay Water Filling Station (Captain Cooper, $1,000)

    •  Sound Mixer for Theater (CMS, $750)

    •  Grant toward Red Cat Microphone System (River, $1,000)

     
     
    The 2014 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:

    •   Cachagua Children's Center -- $3,100 For 5 Computers, 4 Netbooks, and 1 Software Upgrade

    •   River School & Tularcitos School -- $35,000 For 120 Chromebooks all 3rd Grade Classes

    •   Carmel Middle School -- $11,000 For Science Lab Equipment, Technology, And Software

    •   Carmel Middle School -- $5,100 For 15 Nexus7 Mini Tablets, 15 Microscope Lenses, 15 Cases,
    and 1 Lockable Storage / Charging Cabinet

    •   Carmel High School  --$20,000 for Operation Padre toward a New Sound System for the CHS Multi Sport Facility Project.

     

    The 2013-2014 recipients of FOCUS Small Grants:

    •   River School -- $1,000 toward a Portable Baseball/Softball/Whiffleball Backstop

    •   River School -- $980 for 2 iPads for a 2nd Grade Class.

    •   Carmel Middle School -- $770 for 11 Samsung Flash Memory Camcorders

    •   Carmel High School -- $1,000 for Robotics Metal Supplies

    •   Carmel High School ASB -- $600 for 2 Chromebooks

    •   Carmel High School -- $500 for 25 Novel Titles for AP Literature Class

     

    The 2013 recipients of FOCUS Large Grants:

    •   Tularcitos Rex -- $1,700 for 2 Computers and Printers

    •   Tularcitos -- $4,400 for 8 iPads with Keyboards and Cases  

    •   Captain Cooper -- $2,000 for SIPPS Reading Intervention Program Packages

    •   Captain Cooper -- $1,800 for 5 Netbook Computers

    •   River -- $13,000 for Netbook Computers and Cart

    •   River -- $4,200 toward Infinity Flex 11 Playground Equipment

    •   Carmel Middle School -- $21,600 for 60 Netbook Computers

    •   Carmel High School -- $2,500 for 15 Green Laser Pointers

    •   Carmel High School --- $3,200 for 12 Alternative Energy Kits

     

    The 2012-2013 recipients of FOCUS Small Grants:

    •   River School -- $475 for Books for Classroom Library

    •   River School -- $160 for iPod for PE

    •   River School – $2000 for two $1000 grants for Red Cat Microphone System

    •   River and Tularcitos -- $915 for 3 iPods for PE/Spanish Classes

    •   Tularcitos --$305 for a Painting Easel

    •   Tularcitos -- $1000 for Hands-on Language, Arts and Math Materials 

    •   Tularcitos -- $830 for Kindergarten Play Equipment

    •   Carmel Middle School -- $995 for Culinary Equipment for the Habitat

    •   Carmel Middle School -- $1000 for Backpacking Equipment for Op-Ed

    •   Carmel High School – $1880 for two $1000 grants for Google Chromebooks

    •   Carmel High School -- $990 for Graphing Calculators

    •   Carmel High School -- $1000 for Metal Supplies for Robotics 

     
     
Last Modified on March 24, 2021