21st Century Initiative Grants
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 2021-2022 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 PENDING: July, 2021-October 2021
- Application Closes: October, 2021
- Committee Review: October- Friday, November, 2021
- Approval by The Education Foundation Scholarship and Grant Committee: November 2021
- Grant Recipient Notification: November, 2021
- Web site Updated and Media Release: November, 2021
- Storyboard Submission to The Education Foundation of BCPS: March, 2022
- Reimbursement/Disbursement of Project Funds: May, 2022
- Submission of Recipient II Grant Survey: May, 2022
*New to the grant submission process: Included with final summary, a storyboard with photos and grant highlights are required for documentation.
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, Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Laura Lemon, Associate Director- email@example.com
Mrs. Cindy Whitcomb, Administrative|Fiscal Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
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