Government Relations and Grant Development

Government Relations and Grant Development is within the Division of Business Services.

8961 Tesoro Drive

San Antonio, Texas 78217


Deborah Caldwell

Director, Government Relations and Grant Development




To provide high quality support to district and campus stakeholders by addressing educational, legislative and financial issues important to the district and seeking new revenue to meet district and campus initiatives.


  • Support the district’s position on legislation and regulatory issues through correspondence, presentations and personal contacts.
  • Monitor decisions of local, state and federal governments.
  • Coordinate school board and bond program elections.
  • Work with the community to plan bond programs.
  • Locate new revenue in the form of grants.
  • Communicate grant opportunities and provide feedback to support the writing process.
  • Develop winning grant proposals.

85th Texas Legislature

On September 12, 2016, the North East ISD Board of Trustees adopted a 2017 Legislative Agenda. This document outlines the District's priorities for the 85th Legislative session. Position papers on each item are in development and will be available on this web page at a later date.

NEISD Board President Shannon Grona and Superintendent of Schools Brian G. Gottardy hosted a Legislative Breakfast on December 16, 2016 to share the District's priorities with the state delegates who represent our community. Read about the breakfast here.

The 85th Texas Legislature Regular Session will begin on January 10, 2017 and end on May 29, 2017.

Grant Opportunities and Approval Process

If you are district employee and need more information about available grant opportunities and/or the district's approval process, please visit the Grant Development intranet page for more information.