Grants Available to Help Special Ed Students Prepare for Life After High School
The MCPS Office of Special Education Services is offering mini-grants to staff for innovative projects that help prepare special education students to transition to college or career.
The grant money will be used to fund innovative projects in high schools that increase school-work experiences for students with disabilities. Grants are available for projects including:
- School business start-up money for new school-work experiences
- Business-related supplies and/or equipment to improve existing school businesses
- Direct support for economically disadvantaged students who are in off-site work experiences, such as transportation or uniforms for employment
Priority will be given to proposals that show meaningful work experiences and are: sustainable business entities that comply with high school fundraising fiscal processes; designed to provide opportunities to practice employable skills; and likely to lead to paid employment.
Grant amounts are available from $250 up to $1,400.
The deadline to submit a proposal is 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Submit proposals electronically or by Pony to Simone Geness, supervisor in the Transition Services Unit. Faxed documents will not be accepted.
Direct questions to Geness at 240-740-5900.