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Alicia Kokinis

Alicia Kokkinis
Grants Officer

75 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-937-6441 office
843-708-5830 mobile

About Us

The grants officer provides technical support to build capacity among staff to write grants. CCSD applies for approximately 1,000 grants each year. There are many hundreds of successful grant writers in CCSD schools and departments.

Grant Writing/Technical Assistance

Grants Money TreeThe grants officer works with CCSD staff to produce well-written and complete grant applications. Technical assistance is provided to schools and departments to find appropriate sources for funding; communicating with funders to improve chances of getting funded; reviewing, editing and submitting grant applications; compiling necessary demographic and descriptive data; obtaining authorized signatures; help in budget creation with the Office of Budgeting and; development of evaluation plans in conjunction with the Office of Assessment & Evaluation.

Collaboration on Partners’ Grant Applications

The grants officer is your communication link within CCSD and among partners when working on a collaborative grant opportunity. Communication is necessary to inform the superintendent and all other appropriate leaders about grant applications and their implications and, to coordinate appropriate channels of approval. Communication and collaboration increase possibilities for partnerships and guard against initiative overload.


The monthly Grants Alert is comprised of well-researched small grant opportunities for which teachers and schools are eligible to apply. Generally, grant opportunities listed are for programs that benefit the classroom, including but not limited to teacher professional development, STEM-related projects including school gardens, art projects, and field trips. Whichever grant opportunity you are applying for, reach out to the grants officer for advice, editorial and budget support, and other technical assistance.

Professional Learning

Grant writing workshops are offered on a quarterly basis for school-based and central office staff with little or no experience in grant writing. Crowdfunding workshops are also offered throughout the year. 

Policies & Procedures

Grant Writing Procedures - for all CCSD employees, volunteers, parents, vendors, and partners (e.g., college, non-profit organization, public agency)
Grant Writing Policy


Grant Writing Guide
Grants Central (resources for employees on the intranet)
Grants Liaisons Listed by School

Celebrating our Success

Monthly Grant Awards
Grants in the News

Strategic Alignment of Grants 

Grants Revenue: 2016-17
New Grants: 2016-17

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