21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants
Congratulations 2023 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grant Recipients!
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools Inc. is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grant Recipients. The 2023-2024 project funds were awarded to schools with proposals dedicated to enhancing the skills and knowledge students must have to be successful in life and employment in the 21st century. This year the top twenty grants were awarded a total of $38,494.00 - $8,494.00 more than ever awarded before. Congratulations to the 2023-2024 21st Century Instructional Initiative grant recipients. Congratulations to the following schools:
Battle Monument School – Let’s Put Some “Fun” in Functional Learning
Principal Kyle Martin & Grant Liaison James Schuyler
Catonsville Elementary School – Subsisting Agriculture Classroom
Principal MeLissa Powers & Grant Liaison Rachel Hodges
Catonsville High School – Shape Your World: A 3D Printing Initiative for Students
Principal Matthew Ames & Grant Liaison Dr. Zachary Wiseman
Catonsville Middle School – Achievement on the Activity Bus – Providing Equitable Access to Extracurricular Education
Principal Stephanie Fanshaw & Grant Liaison Aaron Sporik
Dogwood Elementary School – Maddie the Musical: A Dogwood Spin on Matilda
Principal Novella Ables & Grant Liaison Brendan Penn
General John Stricker Middle School – Using Mentoring to Facilitate Improved Culture, Climate, and a Sense of Shared Cultural History
Principal V. Melanie Kearns & Grant Liaison Everett Elliott
Golden Ring Middle School – North Bay Legacy Program
Principal Jeffrey Grouleau & Grant Liaison Kai Lassiter
Hernwood Elementary School – Sensory Learning Lab in the Library Media Center at Hernwood Elementary School
Principal Tamara Harris Murphy & Grant Liaison Diane Fontinell
Holabird STEM/Middle School – Holabird Courtyard Expansion Project
Principal Yolanda Booker & Grant Liaison Rebecca Satterfield
Johnnycake Elementary School – Communicating Clearly
Principal Patricia Collins-McCarthy & Grant Liaison Jolene Anticoli
Meadowood Education Center – Family Game Night
Principal Karl Radday & Grant Liaison Erin Kempa
Norwood Elementary School – Springfest at HOLAWOOD: Embracing 21st Century Cultures
Principal Mark Taylor & Grant Liaison Marcy Hotchkiss
Owings Mills High School – Student-Run Fabrication Lab and School Store: hOMade
Principal Terri Moses & Grant Liaison Jennifer Filosa
Pine Grove Middle School – Becoming Kings Mentoring
Principal Deborah Magness & Grant Liaison Vernon Fains
Ridge Ruxton School – Maiden Choice and Ridge Ruxton Run Clubs and Accessible Track Meets
Principal Missy Beltran & Grant Liaison Katie Augsburger
Riverview Elementary School – From Bystanders to Upstanders, Safe School Ambassadors Bullying Prevention Program
Principal Colleen Fitzmaurice & Grant Liaison Sara Carr Bennett
Sparks Elementary School – Written Words, Painted Sounds
Principal Magan Chyko-Leigh & Grant Liaison Brian Price
Sparrows Point Middle School – SPMS Robotics
Principal Dr. Mary Boswell-McComas & Grant Liaison Aimee Farrell
Western School of Technology and Environmental Science – Never Again: The Holocaust
Principal Jewell Ralph & Grant Liaison Melanie J. Coates
Woodholme Elementary School – National Museum of African American History and Culture Field Trip
Principal Julie McDivitt & Grant Liaison Marisa Rardon
Grants for Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Review and award of project funds will be based on the project’s anticipated contribution to essential knowledge and skills students must have to be successful in life and employment in the 21st century.
The 2023-2024 projects should address at least one of the following instructional focused 21st-Century themes:
- Arts & Culture
- Civic Literacy
- Environmental Literacy
- Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy
- Global Awareness
- Health Literacy
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
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A complete description of the grants that have been awarded since 2010 can be found on the links below.
Each year The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. provides schools and offices/departments with an opportunity to apply for instructional initiative grants to fund innovative projects not funded in the school budget. 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 The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence and the school progress plans. The project must have clear measurable objectives, and overall impact and potential for successful implementation.
Project funds may not replace normal funding from tax-based sources. The proposal should describe a quantitative and/or qualitative method to evaluate the success of the project. Funds may cover travel, participation in events/activities, consulting fees, and speaker honorariums. Funds may not cover personnel or any related expenses for BCPS staff, including gift cards and food/beverages. If food is purchased for students, it must align with USDA health regulations. Projects must be conducted and supervised by BCPS professional personnel who work directly with students, including teachers, school counselors, media specialists, nurses, etc…
21st Century Instructional Initiative Grant Timeline
$30,000 - Awarding Grants up to $2,000.00 each to BCPS Elementary, Middle and High Schools
- Application Process: August 1 - October 20, 2023
- Application Closes: October 20, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
- Committee Review: October 23 - November 10, 2023
- Approval by The Education Foundation Scholarship and Grant Committee: November 15, 2023
- Grant Recipient Notification: November 17, 2023
- Web site Updated and Media Release: November 21, 2023
- Storyboard Submission to The Education Foundation of BCPS: May 24, 2024
- Reimbursement/Disbursement of Project Funds: May 24, 2024
- Submission of Recipient II Grant Survey: May 24, 2024
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