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Educational Foundation Offering Project Grants to Staff


The MCPS Educational Foundation is offering small grants to support staff, educators, administrators and schools.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available for individual projects by individual departments, schools and staff, and up to $5,000 for collaborative projects for multiple departments or schools.

Apply for all grant opportunities through one online applicationThe application deadline is Monday, April 15. Early applications are encouraged; the Foundation will review and grant awards on a rolling basis. Grantees must use funds by June 30, 2024.

Funding will be awarded to projects that advance its mission of ensuring all students succeed in school. Sample projects include:

  • Developing curriculum and supports that prioritize equitable access, including differentiated learning experiences, joy of learning opportunities and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Strengthening MCPS community, caregiver, family and guardian connections.
  • Developing strength, sustainability, scale, scope, evaluation, planning and/or collaborative opportunities for new and existing projects.
  • Providing materials to advance student learning.
  • Facilitating collaborative staff professional development, including mentoring, shared learning and trainings.
  • Supporting cross-trainings and collaborative efforts, such as transportation, paraprofessionals or other support professional involvement in planning, educational initiatives and community-facing events.

The Foundation will hold virtual office hours for MCPSEF Small Grants from 10–11 a.m. on Fridays through the application cycle to answer questions and provide application tips. 

2024 Small Grant Application Guidelines