Character Education Matching Grant Approvals 2014-2015

Congratulations to the new LEA Character Education
Matching Grant Award Recipients!
1 Academy of Excellence Inc. Academy of Excellence
2 Alhambra Elementary  District Cordova Middle School
3 Alhambra Elementary District Montebello Elementary School
4 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Estrella
5 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Paradise  Valley
6 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Prescott  Valley
7 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Red Mountain
8 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. SMCC Campus
9 Avondale Elementary Desert Star Elementary School
10 Buckeye Union High School District Buckeye Union High School
11 Camp Verde Unified District Camp Verde Middle School
12 Cartwright Elementary District Cartwright Elementary School
13 Chandler Unified District San Marcos Elementary School
14 Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary District Mountain View Preparatory
15 Creighton Elementary District Creighton Elementary School
16 Deer Valley Unified District Legend Springs Elementary
17 Florence Crittenton Services of AZ Inc. Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona
18 Florence Unified District Circle Cross Ranch K-8
19 Florence Unified District Walker Butte K-8
20 Fowler Elementary District Fowler Elementary
21 Fowler Elementary District Sun Canyon Elementary School
22 Fowler Elementary District Western Valley Elementary School
23 Genesis Program Genesis Academy
24 Gila Bend Unified District Gila Bend Elementary
25 Higley Unified School District Higley High School
26 Higley Unified School District Williams Field High School
27 Liberty Traditional Charter School Saddleback Charter School
28 Maricopa Unified District Maricopa Elementary School
29 Mesa Unified District Crismon Elementary School
30 Murphy Elementary District Arthur Hamilton Elementary School
31 Murphy Elementary District Jack L Kuban Elementary School
32 Murphy Elementary District William R. Sullivan
33 P.L.C. Charter Schools Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain
34 Phoenix Elementary District Maie Bartlett Heard School
35 Phoenix Elementary District Silvestre S. Herrera School
36 Prescott Unified District Abia Judd Elementary School
37 Presidio School, Inc. Presidio School
38 Roosevelt Elementary District Bernard Black Elementary School
39 Roosevelt Elementary District C.O. Greenfield School
40 StarShine Academy StarShine Academy
41 Telesis Center for Learning Inc. Telesis Preparatory Academy
42 The Paideia Academies Inc. The Paideia Academy of South
43 Tolleson Elementary District Desert Oasis Elementary School
44 Tolleson Elementary District Sheely Farms Elementary School
45 Tucson Unified District C. E. Rose Elementary School
46 Washington Elementary District Ocotillo Elementary School
47 Washington Elementary District Orangewood Elementary  School
48 Washington Elementary District Washington Elementary School
49 Williams Unified District Williams Elementary/Middle School
50 Williams Unified District Williams High School

Character Education Matching Grant Application Now Closed

The Character Education Matching Grant has closed for the 2014-2015 school year. This year, the Character Education team will be reviewing applications from over 50 school districts and charter schools! We plan on announcing the grant recipients in late July.

Character Education Matching Grant Now Available!

The Character Education team is pleased to announce that the FY 2014-2015 Character Education Matching Grant is now open through the ADE Grants Management website ( You will need to have an ADEConnect logon to use the new Grants Management Enterprise. We have extended the submission deadline to Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM MST.  

This year, the Character Education team will conduct Grant Application Training in the webinar format. This will give everyone an opportunity to learn more about the grant and to answer any questions that you may have regarding the grant or the application process. We have scheduled four trainings, beginning May 21st with the last one scheduled June 10th. Here are the dates, times and registration links for each training session: (each training has a separate registration link)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  9:00-10:00 AM MST –

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:00-10:00 AM MST –

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:00-10:00 AM MST –

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  9:00-10:00 AM MST –

Thank you for your interest in Character Education and good luck to you all!


Click here to download the Character Education Matching Grant Instructions

Application Delays

The Character Eduaction Matching Grant application release date has been postponed, due to technical issues. We are looking to post the application to the new Arizona Department of Education Grants Managment Enterprise on or around May 8, 2014. If you would like to recieve an email once the application is opened, please fill out the following form.

Character Education Mailing List

Please fill out the following information to receive program updates from the Character Education Department.

CEMG Provider Vetting Underway

The Character Education Matching Grant Application for Pre-Approved Vendors has closed and the Character Education Department has begun vetting applicants. Pre-approved vendors will be posted to the ADE Website on Monday, April 28, 2014. The application process will open for schools on Thursday, May 1, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Character Education Matching Grant, contact program specialist Michael Elliott at [email protected] or (602) 364-0103.

Character Education Information Seminar This Thursday


The Arizona Department of Education Character Education Department will be having a Character Education Matching Grant seminar for all Local Education Agencies this Thursday, April 3, 2014 at our central office, located at 3300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85014. Attendees have the option of attending either the 10:00 AM session or the 1:00 session. Each session is expected to last an hour and a half. To RSVP to a session, please email [email protected].

2014-2015 Provider Applications Now Being Accepted

Attention all Character Education Providers,

The pre-approval application for the 2014-2015 Arizona Department of Education Character Education Matching Grant is now open. Organizations that provide character education curriculum, pursuant to A.R.S. 15-154.01, can apply to be pre-approved as a vendor for the Character Education Matching Grant. Pre-approval is mandatory for providers wishing to participate in the Character Education Matching Grant program for the 2014-2015 school year.  To apply, prospective providers must fill out the following form. Please print, sign, scan and email the form to JoAnne McCoy [email protected] no later than Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM, MST.

2014-2015 Character Education Matching Grant Provider Application

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact JoAnne McCoy, (602) 364-1971 or email [email protected].

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Character Education Fact Sheet

  • List of Preferred and Pre-Approved Vendors
  • District/LEA Matching Grant Application process opens: Monday, April 22, 2013
  • District/LEA Matching Grant Application process closes: Friday, June 28, 2013

All Applications will be submitted on the ADE Website ( though a direct link from the Grants Management home page and will be due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013.

For further information, please contact JoAnne McCoy, Administrative Assistant, at (602) 364-1971 or [email protected].

Vendor and Preferred Vendors Application Process

If you are interested in becoming a Preferred Vendor for the Character Education Matching Grant Program for School Year 2013-2014, please complete the following steps.

Step 1

All Vendors must first register on the State’s Procurement website, ProcureAZ, which may be accessed at

Step 2

After registering with ProcureAZ, please  complete the form below and send it as an e-mail attachment to [email protected].

All forms are due by no later than Friday, April 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact Character Education by phone at (602) 364-1971 or by e-mail at [email protected].