Educational Foundation Offering Grants to Staff
Teachers: do you have a project you’d like to implement, but need funding for it?
The MCPS Educational Foundation, Inc. is offering $500, $1,000 and $3,000 grants to staff for a variety of projects.
Small grant projects will fund creative and innovative projects to strengthen instruction.
New this year, the Foundation has a separate grant portal for collaborative initiatives. School staff will be given an opportunity to expand their program within their school by inviting other staff members to collaborate. Up to a total of five collaborators are welcome to apply at $1,000 per collaborator. One assigned program leader must be selected as the contact.
Technology grants for up to $3,000 are also available. These grants provide the opportunity to open school computer labs, media centers or other learning hubs after school or in the evenings to facilitate parent participation in their student’s school work.
Special $500 grants are also available from the Wayne E. Whigham and Charles Anthony Eichler memorial funds. These funds were created to support music education programs in MCPS. For example, funds may be used to purchase instruments for teachers or students; for student- or teacher-proposed projects that incorporate music; or for the acquisition of sheet music that will be used in musical arts instruction. Programs should be experiential in design and provide active learning experiences for students.
The Foundation receives funds to support educational programs from charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations, government granting agencies, and individuals. Each year, the Foundation funds extended hours for technology access and small grants that are used for innovative instruction and special programs, including but not limited to, support for vulnerable students, support for parent involvement, and technological support.
The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, Sept. 16. All grant applications must be submitted online.
Programs are to be carried out during the 2019–2020 school year.
Call the MCPS Educational Foundation Office with questions at 240-740-3218.