• The Department of Federal Programs and Grant Development provides support to all Cartwright District schools, administrators, teachers, and students through supplemental programs funded by federal and state grants, including Title I-A, Title II- A, Title IV-A, Targeted School Improvement, Comprehensive School Improvement, State Tutoring, Education for Homeless Children & Youth, and the Title IV-B 21st Century Community Learning Center block grant. 


    Support Includes:

    • District and campus planning assistance
    • Data analysis and support for low-performing campuses
    • Building leadership capacity of school administrators and teams to implement and sustain comprehensive school improvement
    • Professional Development for Principals and Teachers
    • Intervention and enrichment programs for students
    • Parent education programs and family engagement activities


    We believe federally-funded programs, combined with skilled and supportive program staff members, help the district achieve both its mission to “empower students to go above and beyond their potential” and its vision of preparing students “to become independent, confident, lifelong learners.”

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    Dr. Felipe Baez

    Director of Federal Programs and Grants Management

    Dr. Felipe Baez, Director Federal Programs and Grant Development, oversees our federal grants and supports schools with their integrated action plans.

    Before joining CSD, Felipe spent 15 years as a teacher and administrator at the Tolleson Union High School District.

    Felipe was born and raised in Tolleson. He lives in Goodyear with his two dogs, Lolita and Evie.

    Contact information:

    Dr. Felipe Baez

    Director of Federal Programs and Grants Management

    [email protected]