Policies and Grants

We at TCI understand that obtaining funds as a school, or corporation can feel like running a race with too many obstacles! There is money out there, but timing is everything.  Having your assessment and information ready can mean the difference between winning the race and falling before the finish line!  We can assist with Federal, State, and Local policies and grant funding and facilitate throughout the process. 
Meet our Policies and Grants Consultant, Dr. Kymm Ballard

Dr. Kymm Ballard is an Assistant Professor at Campbell University where she serves as the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education Coordinator and the former Executive Director and Partnership Development Specialist for SPARK/School Specialty. Kymm is also the former Physical Education, Athletics and Sports Medicine Consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  Her professional experiences include service for more than a decade as a physical education teacher and athletic director, several years as an administrator and the co-developer of North Carolina’s first high school demonstration school. She drafted, advocated for, and promoted the Healthy Active Children Policy of the NC State Board of Education and the state’s new Essential Standards for Physical Education. As a result of her accomplishments, Kymm has been awarded with the following:


  • National 2002 P. E. 4 Life Advocate of the Year award

  • North Carolina’s first and only teacher to receive both the Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Health Education Teacher of the Year Awards in the same year

  • NC Coach of the year

  • Highest Honor Awards in North Carolina AAHPERD

  • Channing Mann, National Administrator of the Year for National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). 

  • Si McNeely award (highest honor) from the Society of State Directors for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

  • Kymm has been presented with a lifetime membership to the NC PTA.

 Dr. Ballard can: 

  • Create toolkits for Corporations

  • Arm you with a "go to market strategy" so you can hand off to your sales team already working with schools looking for funds 

  • Work with schools to find funding

  • Work with corporations to sponsor grant writers

  • Provide guidance and support on new ESSA policy guidelines