21st Century Enrichment Grants

Grants for Elementary Schools

The Education Foundation is honored to have partnered with Hot Spots Extended Care Programs to launch the 21st Century Enrichment Grants to BCPS elementary schools, in order to fund innovative projects not supported by the school budget.  As in the 21st Century Enrichment Grants, projects must address an identified need that is aligned with Baltimore County Public Schools goals for academics and key actions as stated in the BCPS Blueprint 2.0:  Our Way Forward and the school progress plans.  The project must have clear measurable objectives, and overall impact and potential for successful implementation.

With each project addressing at least one of the following instructional focused 21st century themes as stated, elementary schools will identify an academic and community engagement opportunity within their school house. The goal of the initiative is to diversify elementary educational enrichment opportunities and increase student/parent/teacher/community collaborative efforts in support of Out Of School Time.



The 21st Century Enrichment Grant Goals Are To:

  • Serve more children and school community in BCPS with high quality hands-on collaborative events
  • Maximize the impact of school community events through the modeling of strategic planning and collaborative efforts, as well as diversify available resources
  • Offer capacity building opportunities to partner in the network so they may better serve their educational community
  • Offer schools an opportunity to extend the grant into sustainable long-term projects

An elementary school can apply for a Pre-Packaged 21st Century Enrichment Grant that is aligned with a 21st century theme.  These grants do not require the applicant to complete a budget overview, as the grant partner and resources have been allocated accordingly.

21st Century Enrichment Grant Timeline

In partnership with Hot Spots Extended Care Programs

$30,000 - Awarding 10 Enrichment Grants up to $3,000.00 to BCPS Elementary Schools


  • Application Process: May, 2017-October 20, 2017
  • Application Closes: Friday, October 20, 2017, on or before 5:00 p.m.
  • Committee Review: Friday, Oct. 25, 2017-Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
  • Review by the Education Foundation
  • Scholarship and Allocation Committee: Wednesday, October 27, 2017
  • Grant Recipient Notification: Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Web site Updated an Media Release: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
  • Recipient Acknowledgement to Attend Orientation: Friday, November 3, 2017
  • Recipient and Partner Orientation: Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Grant Showcase and Recipient Announcement: November 13-17, 2017
  • Reimbursement/Disbursement of Project Funds: On or before May 25, 2018
  • Submission of Recipient Enrichment Grant Survey: Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Collaborative Gallery Celebration: May/June, 2018 (TBD)

Check out the links below to learn more about the Pre-Packaged Grants that are available.


The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools works in collaboration with Ms. Kori Wilson, Chief Coordinator, Hot Spots Extended Care Programs, on all initiatives related to 21st Century Enrichment Grants.

Ms. Kori Wilson, Chief Coordinator, kwilson@hsecp.org

Hot Spots Extended Care Programs

CELEBREE Corporate Headquarters

1306 Bellona Ave.
Lutherville, MD 21093

To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and schools, please contribute to the school system through the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

To acquire information pertaining to all grant opportunities contact:

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps, Director – dphelps@bcps.org

Mrs. Laura Lemon, Associate Director- llemon2@bcps.org

Mrs. Cindy Whitcomb, Administrative Assistant – cwhitcomb@bcps.org

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. Headquarters

105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite B-1
Towson, Maryland  21204

O:  443-809-8962



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To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and schools, please contribute to the school system through the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.


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