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he Center for Grants and Funding Research (CGFR) is a service of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and provides strategic guidance to help public, private, and charter schools take full advantage of grants offered by federal, state, and private foundations. CGFR is responsible for helping educators secure millions of dollars for curricula and instructional professional development every year. CGFR’s three team leaders are career educators that have held leadership positions at the campus, district, and state levels of various disciplines—including school reform, curriculum and instruction, professional development, federal programs, and grant initiatives. Services are tailored to individual applicant needs and may include the identification of appropriate grant opportunities. Additional services include consulting on the overall program design, working collaboratively with the local grant contact, and writing/reviewing the completed proposal prior to submission. A partnership with CGFR means that nothing stands between your students and their academic success!


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Visit our Web site to access additional grants and funding resources including: • Links to federal, state, private, and foundational grant opportunities • Tips for writing winning grants • Grants and funding glossary • Grant writing links

Comprehensive Funding Assistance
Grant Identification Service CGFR will help you identify federal and foundational grant opportunities best suited to the needs of the students and educators in your district. Request assistance online and within seven to ten business days you will receive a strategic funding plan outlining current available dollars that align with your district’s needs. Complimentary Consultative Services From start to submission, CGFR offers complimentary professional consultative services for every step of the process. You choose the best way to communicate with one of our funding experts: by phone, e-mail, or WebEx®. Professional Grant Review Improve your funding odds! This complimentary service partners your qualifying school or district with a professional grant writer. Grant writers review your proposal and provide explicit feedback and guidance in strengthening your grant application.

• Links to program effectiveness studies and correlations Additional grant writing resources such as Funding Alignment Guides and Grant Toolkits are also available!

Meet Our Team Leaders

Nancy Jo Mannix
Manager, Grants and Funding Research

Nancy Slaughter, Ph.D.
Manager, Grants and Funding Research

Nancy Updegraff, Ph.D.
Manager, Grants and Funding Research


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