Our Mission

To acquire supplemental funds for innovative plans to improve the academic achievement of ECSD students.

Vision & Purpose

The ECSD Grants Department is responsible for the management and oversight of all grant funding in the district. This includes competitive and formula-based, and categorical grants from federal, state, and private sources. The Grants Department oversees fiscal requirements, programming compliance, and evaluation reporting on all grants.

Major Federal Programs

Nevada Gold Mines School Grant Program

Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) has generously donated $80,000 to the Elko County School District (ECSD) for the 2023-24 school year as an investment in the future of our children and in support of education. ECSD is now responsible for sub-granting those funds to worthy school projects in the communities in which NGM operates.

Priority considerations will be given to projects in areas which NGM has a presence, specifically the Elko, Eureka, Lander, and Humboldt County School District. School personnel and School affiliates clubs/groups will no longer approach NGM directly for donations but will apply for the NGM School Grant Program through ECSD.

Grant applications will be accepted twice per school yeas as follows:

Fall Application Due: November 1 (notification of award December 1)

Spring Application Due:  February 1 (notification of award March 1)

Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the due date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Questions should be directed to: Cassie Stahlke, Grant Manager cstahlke@ecsdnv.net

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, more commonly known as ESSER, has been created for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools and school districts, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Please visit our ESSER page to learn more.

Grants Resources

We’re happy to provide the resources you need. Please contact our office for more information.

7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Phone: (775) 753-5367

1105 Fairgrounds Road
Elko, NV 89801

Grants Office Staff

Cassandra Stahlke
Grant Manager
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Sherry Weston
Grants Fiscal Specialist & Family Engagement Coordinator
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Dana Cassadore
Title VI Coordinator
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Tammi Cavender
Family & School Supports Assistant
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